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  • ESPN's Jemele Hill leaving her job at 'Sportscenter'

  • ESPN says Jemele Hill will leave her job as 'Sportscenter' anchor to write for the company's web site The Undefeated, and be a network commentator. Hill attracted attention last year when she was suspended for outspokenness on social media, including referring to President Donald Trump as a 'white supremacist.'

, FILE - In this is a Feb. 3, 2017, file photo Jemele Hill attends ESPN: The Party 2017 in Houston, Texas. ESPN says the outspoken "Sportscenter" anchor is leaving that role to write for a company web site and do occasional on-air commentary. Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a reference to President Donald Trump as a "white supremacist." The network said Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, that Hill had asked to be taken off the 6 p.m. weekday edition of ESPN's sports news show. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

27 of January 2018 00:30:28

NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN says outspoken "Sportscenter" anchor Jemele Hill is leaving that role to write for a company website and do occasional on-air commentary.

Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a reference to President Donald Trump as a "white supremacist."

Hill says Friday she asked to be taken off the 6 p.m. weekday edition of ESPN's sports news show because of a "strong desire to return to reporting, writing and commentary."

She is going to work for The Undefeated, ESPN's website that concentrates on issues of sports, race and culture. She also says she will be involved in some things that she can't announce at this point.

ESPN says her "Sportscenter" co-anchor, Michael Smith, will continue as a solo host.


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