Following months of notable changes with the network, #JemeleHill is parting ways with ESPN. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
According to Bleacher Report, Hill has reportedly accepted a contract buyout from the company and will end her tenure on September 1.
The news was initially reported by Sports News’ Michael McCarthy. McCarthy reports that Hill will walk away with millions of dollars as a result of the buyout.
The move comes just one month after newly named President of ESPN, Jimmy Pitaro, made comments regarding employees steering clear of voicing their political opinions.
“If you ask me is there a false narrative out there, I will tell you ESPN being a political organization is false,” Pitaro said, per the Washington Post’s Ben Strauss. “I will tell you I have been very, very clear with employees here that it is not our jobs to cover politics, purely.”
Though ESPN has not released any official statement on Hill’s departure, Insider Jim Miller took to Twitter calling the move “amicable” and “a long time coming.”
While she has worn a number of hats with ESPN, Hill has her own projects already in the works. The media mogul and her longtime friend Kelley L. Carter recently started their own media company, Lodge Freeway Media. The two will reportedly focus on releasing sports content through a much more open frame.
Are you looking forward to seeing the content Hill will produce outside of ESPN?