Jemele Hill - Quick Facts
|High School||Mumford High School|
|University||Michigan State University|
|Marital Status||In Relationship|
|Place Of Birth||Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|Best Known For||His & Hers|
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Jemele Hill loved reading newspaper, especially sports columns since she was a child. Awed by the conversational language that the sports columnists adhered to, Jemele was interested in becoming one when she grows up.
While she was in Mumford High School, she wrote for the high school newspaper. Eventually, she joined the Michigan State University to acquire a degree in Journalism.
Soon after graduating from the university, Hill kick-started her professional journalism career via Raleigh News and Observer as a general assignment sports writer.
She also wrote for The Roots, a daily online news site. And, in one of her articles to The Root, she stated, “I always loved writing and was a voracious reader. My parents had a lot of drug issues when I was growing up, and the one thing I loved about writing is that if you don’t like your reality, it allows you to create a new one. I was also a natural athlete. So I was sold once I figured out I could combine sports and writing, my two passions.”
Hill started writing for the Detroit Free Press in 1999. In her six-year spell with Detroit Free Press, she majorly covered Michigan State football and basketball. But the highlight of her career came after she covered the 2004 Summer Olympics and the NBS Playoffs.
After her association with her home town-based press came to an end, she joined Orlando Sentinel in 2005 as a columnist. She remained there for a year earning valuable experience and knowledge before making a career significant switch in 2006.
Hill united with ESPN in November 2006. In her early days with ESPN, she served as a national columnist for ESPN.com. Soon, she started making television appearance from SportsCenter, ESPN First Take and Outside the Lines. At present, she hosts His & Hers, alongside Michael Smith.
Within a year of joining the network, she claimed her first major honors, The McKenzie Cup and The Best American Sports Writing Award, in 2007. Apart from this, her association with the channel has helped her to establish a stable financial status. Although the exact figures of her salary and her net worth have not been disclosed, it is estimated that she has accumulated a net worth in millions.