Writer and former ESPN host Jemele Hill, a frequent critic of President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger says Trump 'winning' because so many Republicans 'have remained silent' Our remote warfare counterterrorism strategy is more risk than reward Far-right rally draws small crowd, large police presence at Capitol MORE, has reached a deal to publish her memoir in 2021 through Henry Holt and Company, according to The Associated Press.
“I hope that by sharing some very personal experiences in this memoir — things I’ve never shared publicly before — people will have a better understanding of who I am,” Hill said in a statement about the book. “I also hope by sharing my story, people realize their circumstances don’t have to dictate their capabilities or contributions.”
Hill worked for ESPN from 2006 through 2018, making headlines in 2017 for tweeting that Trump was a white supremacist, leading then-White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah SandersTrump expected to resume rallies in June Andrew Giuliani planning run for New York governor Trump appears at Sarah Huckabee Sanders campaign event MORE Sanders to call for her to be fired.
A month later, the network suspended her for two weeks after she endorsed a boycott of Dallas Cowboys advertisers after their owner, Jerry Jones, threatened to oust any player who knelt during the national anthem.
Since leaving ESPN in 2018 in a mutual decision, Hill has become a staff writer for The Atlantic and launched a podcast, “Unbothered.”
Hill told the AP earlier this year that she stood by her characterization of Trump.
“I didn’t like the fact that it caused damage to people I care about and to relationships that I built, but in terms of what I said, I don’t regret it,” she told the AP. “In my mind, I’ve only been proven right so it’s hard for me to regret it knowing that I’m on the right side of history.”
Hill herself announced the deal in a tweet, noting the death of Pulitzer- and Nobel-winning novelist Toni Morrison at 88, saying that the author had inspired her.
“Not because I’m on her level. It’s because she is one of the writers who made me love storytelling, blackness, and all of life’s beautiful complications,” Hill tweeted.
It’s not lost on me that my book deal is being announced the same day Toni Morrison passed. Not because I’m on her level. It’s because she is one of the writers who made me love storytelling, blackness, and all of life’s beautiful complications https://t.co/kizWKLFnGq— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) August 6, 2019