Jemele Hill Joins The Atlantic
Jemele Hill is joining The Atlantic as a Staff Writer covering the intersection of sports, race, and politics. The former ESPN host will also have a podcast. Hill said in a statement that joining The Atlantic "made perfect sense" because sports are a "great entry point for exploring what's happening in the wider society." Hill announced last month that she was leaving ESPN after 12 years at the network. The Hollywood Reporter noted that Hill still had more than two years left on her contract, but the two sides couldn't come to an agreement on what her role would be. The more than $5 million buyout Hill is due will be paid in a series of tranches this year and next. "So much has happened in the last year that I felt like this is as an appropriate time as ever to spread my wings in different ways that I hadn't really thought of before, or that I knew were possible," Hill said. More here.