47 minutes | Oct 28, 2022

Jemele Hill (Sports Journalist)

Jemele Hill isn't shy about speaking her mind — about playoffs or politics. From her time as an anchor on ESPN’s Sportscenter to her current role at the Atlantic, Jemele has faced backlash from sports fans who prefer to keep politics out of the game. This week, she joins Isha to talk about how her long career has led her to become an outspoken advocate for Black athletes. Jemele opens up about breaking into sports media as a young Black woman and how she’s learned to call out injustice and bigotry when she sees it, even when it’s risky. 

 

Jemele Hill isn't shy about speaking her mind — about playoffs or politics. From her time as an anchor on ESPN’s SportsCenter to her current role at the Atlantic, Jemele has faced backlash from sports fans who prefer to keep politics out of the game. This week, she joins Isha to talk about how her long career has led her to become an outspoken advocate for Black athletes. Jemele opens up about breaking into sports media as a young Black woman and how she’s learned to call out injustice and bigotry when she sees it, even when it’s risky. 

Read Jemele’s new memoir: Uphill: A Memoir - MahoganyBooks

Listen to Jemele’s podcast: Jemele Hill is Unbothered | Podcast on Spotify

Follow Isha Sesay on Twitter and Instagram

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