Jemele Hill is a sports journalist, television analyst and a co-host of ESPNs flagship, SportsCenter. She is a former writer of a column for ESPN.coms Page 2. She is a former host of His and Hers. She won the North Carolina Press Association Award for sports feature writing in 1998. Hill attended Michigan State University. She began her career as a general assignment sports writer for the Raleigh News & Observer. She then served as a sports writer with the Detroit Free Press. Here, she mainly covered Michigan State football and basketball, the 2004 Summer Olympics and the NBA Playoffs. She also worked as a columnist for the Orlando Sentinel from 2005 to 2006.
In 2007, she was the first recipient of the inaugural McKenzie Cup, which is awarded in tribute to sports editor Van McKenzie at the annual Poynter Media Summit. That year, she also received the Rising Star Alumni Award from Michigan States College of Communication, Arts and Sciences. Hill joined ESPN in November 2006 and appeared in many programs like ESPN First Take, Outside the Lines and The Sports Reporters.
In 2011, Hill and Michael Smith began the podcast His & Hers. The podcast became popular and led to ESPN adding Hill to Smiths ESPN2 Numbers Never Lie in 2013. It was renamed His & Hers a year later. The show covered sports, social and relationship issues, pop culture, music and movie spoofs.
In February 2017, Hill and Smith worked as evening anchors of ESPNs flagship show, SportsCenter. Their instalment of the show is called SC6 with Michael and Jemele. The show would highliight their developed chemistry and brave personalities, significantly different from the former SportsCenter which mainly majored on the most notable days events.
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