Jemele Hill, the ESPN star commended and criticized for her coverage of sports, culture and politics, announced her official departure from ESPN a few weeks ago. Today we all found out where she will be headed.
Hill will be joining The Atlantic, where she will be able to further her coverage of sports and social issues.
I’m very pleased to announce that the great @jemelehill is joining @TheAtlantic as a staff writer. She’ll be covering the intersection of sports, race, politics, gender, and culture for us. Welcome, Jemele.
The Atlantic’s Editor-in-Chief, Jeffrey Goldberg, announced in a statement today that Hill be covering “the intersection of sports, race, politics, gender, and culture for us.
Jemele is a wonderfully talented journalist who is famous for her acute commentary, fearless writing and encyclopedic knowledge of sports, he continued in that statement.
“What drew us to Jemele in particular is her deep commitment to reporting, said Goldberg. There are a million stories to be uncovered at the intersection where sports, race, money and politics meet, and Jemele is the exact right person to do this uncovering, and The Atlantic is the exact right home for this sort of journalism.
Congrats to Jemele!