ESPN’S JEMELE HILL TO LEAVE NETWORK BECAUSE OF TRUMP BASHING
Jemele Hill, outspoken sports journalist and commentator who drew ESPN into controversy last year by calling President Trump a “white supremacist,” will leave the network at the start of September.
Her coming departure was previously reported by author and journalist James Andrew Miller on Twitter where Hill is believed to have met recently with new ESPN President James Pitaro to discuss her exit from the Walt Disney-controlled sports-media outlet.
At a meeting with reporters earlier this month, Pitaro emphasized that ESPN’s role is to cover sports news without any particular political bias. While ESPN reporters can certainly cover the ways in which sports intersect with politics, he said he would prefer that the company’s journalists and commentators not offer their own opinions on political matters.
No comments have been made as of yet from both Hill and executives at ESPN.