Jemele Hill will no longer anchor ESPN’s SportsCenter during the week.
ESPN first tapped Hill to anchor a new version of SportsCenter alongside co-host Michael Smith in February of last year. The show, dubbed ‘SC6,’ was a continuation of Smith and Hill’s longtime chemistry as former hosts of another ESPN show Numbers Never Lie, which later became His & Hers – a nod to the pair’s podcast that developed a cult following.
It’s not clear if Smith will anchor the 6 p.m. SportsCenter solo or if someone will be brought in to be Hill’s replacement.
Last October, Hill was suspended from ESPN for two weeks for violating the network’s social media policy. She previously called President Donald Trump a white supremacist on Twitter. She also suggested NFL fans boycott Dallas Cowboys advertisers when team owner Jerry Jones said he would bench players who protested during the national anthem.
ESPN was not pleased. Hill did apologize that some of her posts painted ESPN in an “unfair light.” When asked about the backlash to her Trump white supremacist tweet, she said she thought “everybody (already) knew” and that “water is wet.”
Hill first joined ESPN in 2006.