ESPN’s Jemele Hill was named “Journalist Of The Year” by the National Association of Black Journalists.
In a press release, NABJ spoke about how Hill used “her platform to address national, social and cultural issues, in addition to sports.”
In response to being recognized by NABJ, Hill said how much the honor meant to her.
It would be a serious understatement to call this recognition from NABJ special. This organization has been a second family for me, both personally and professionally, Hill said. I am humbled to be honored by an organization whose values not only match my own journalistically but has tirelessly dedicated itself to developing and nurturing journalists like me.
This is the biggest accomplishment of my career.
Despite being targeted by the president and others in his administration, she was unrelenting in her beliefs even when it got her into some trouble with her employer. She stood by her principles throughout this time.
This is an incredible honor. NABJ changed my life, and to accept this award in my hometown at this year’s convention is humbling. To God be the glory. I love you NABJ family. https://t.co/gosEWpOKEo
Congratulations to Jemele Hill!