Jemele Hill, known for her Twitter rants calling President Trump a “white supremacist” and a “bigot,” will be leaving her role as a 6 p.m. co-anchor on SportsCenter and has been reassigned to another program on Disney-owned ESPN.
Hill was suspended twice last year for violating the network’s social media guidelines after criticizing President Trump on Twitter in September and advocating followers to boycott companies affiliated with the Dallas Cowboys in October. Following the series of tweets, the White House shot back, calling her online remarks “fireable” as President Trump took to Twitter to criticize Hill’s show for its low ratings.
Deadline Hollywood reports that Hill will join ESPN’s vertical The Undefeated, and that people familiar with the situation say Hill asked for the transition.
ESPN re-launched SportsCenter at 6 p.m. last February with Hill and Michael Smith as the show’s new anchors.