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Jemele Hill Biography

Jemele Hill

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Date of Birth: 1975 , December-21
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Jemele Hill
Birth Name Jemele Juanita Hill
Father David Smith
Mother Lynne Smith
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Michigan
Profession Journalist ,Columnist
Net Worth N/A
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG 57 kg
Boyfriend Idris Elba
Married Unmarried
Education Michigan State University with major in Journalism
Awards North Carolina Press Association Award , The Rising Star Alumni Award
Movies The Crown
TV Show American Psycho
Ethnicity Black
Body Measurements N/A
Married to Greg Sutton
Children No Children
Nick Name Lea
Religion Christian
Working For ESPN
Famous for Columnist
Affair with Ray Lewis
Divorce Greg Sutton
Sisters Marybeth Cleveland
Siblings Laura Jayne Smith
Books Selp-Helf
Online Presence Facebook,Wiki,Twitter,Instagram
Face Color Black
Girlfriend N/A
Music Group One Direction (Since 2010)
Breast Size 32B
Waist size 24
Hip Size 33
Shoe Size 8 US
Salary $70,000

Quick Timeline of Jemele Hill

1975 Born in Detroit, Michigan, United States
1999 Worked at Detroit Free Press
2006 Joined ESPN
1997 Graduated from Michigan State University
2007 Won McKenzie Cup
2008 Suspended from her post

Detail Timeline of Jemele Hill

December 21 , 1975

Born in Detroit, Michigan, United States

She was born on December 21, 1975 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Her father name is Jerel Brickerson. Her childhood days were rough. Her parents separated when she was young. She is American and is of African American ethnicity. She is five feet and six inches tall.


Worked at Detroit Free Press

She worked at Detroit Free Press as a sports writer and that was from 1999 to 2005. While she was there she covered Michigan State football and basketball. She also covered the 2004 Summer Olympics and the NBA Playoffs.


Joined ESPN

She started working with ESPN and that was in November 2005 as a national columnist on She hosted different ESPN program such as ESPN First Take, Outside the Lines, The Sports Reporters and many more.


Graduated from Michigan State University

She went to Mumford High School and that was from 1990 to 1993. She attended Michigan State University, where she graduated. She earned degree in major in journalism and a minor in Spanish. She graduated in the year 1997.


Won McKenzie Cup

She won McKenzie Cup and that was in year 2007. That cup is given in tribute to sports editor Van McKenzie, at the annual Poynter Media Summit. In same year, she was also honored by The Best American Sports Writing.


Suspended from her post

She was suspended from her post during NBA Playoffs it is due to her article about the then-NBA champion Boston Celtics and the Detroit Pistons and that was in 2008. She was suspended for a week and later she apologized through ESPN.


In her past Jemele Hill got rumored for having a relationship with various boyfriends; however, none of those turned real except her encounter with boyfriend, Michael Smith, one of her co-host of the ESPN show "His & Hers."  The talented lady, however, prefers to keep her personal matter far from the media and web.

Its been a while, the couple is dating each other but their plans to get married is yet to reveal. She nowadays, shares pictures captured together with her boyfriend, visiting different places.

Jemele Hill joined Mumford High School. She graduated from Michigan State University, and she earned a degree in journalism and a minor in Spanish. She started her career as general assignment sports writer at the Raleigh News & Observer. 

Including TV series and movies she has worked in numerous hit shows, and her biggest hits are SportsCenter, Marvel $ ESPN Films Present 1 of 1: Genesis, His & Hers, ESPN College Football Friday Primetime and many more.

She is now one of the popular ESPN personalities, recently became a hot topic as she called the United States' president Donald Trump a 'white supremacist' through a tweet.

After a long successful career in the field of media and Television, she is now one of the highest earning media personality. She receives an annual salary of around $1 million from her present organization, ESPN and as of 2018, her net worth is about $5 million.