Jemele Hill joining The Atlantic as a staff writer

Jemele Hill joining The Atlantic as a staff writer
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Former ESPN personality Jemele Hill is joining The Atlantic as a staff writer, the magazine’s editor in chief announced Monday.

Hill, who was briefly suspended last year for social media posts criticizing President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question MORE, will cover the intersection of sports, race, politics, gender and culture, according to Jeffrey Goldberg.

Hill left ESPN last month, writing that her time at the network was where she "became the best version of herself, both personally and professionally."


She worked as an anchor for ESPN’s “Sportscenter,” and later worked with the company’s website, The Undefeated, starting in January.

Hill drew the ire of the White House over her comments on social media. In one, she referred to Trump as a “white supremacist.”

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at the time that Hill’s comments were a “fireable offense.”

Trump also tore into Hill, saying she was the reason the networks’ ratings “tanked.”