Jemele Hill is a TV personality, a sports journalist, and a columnist who reached the greater heights of success after she started serving for ESPN and it’s other branches like ESPN.com and ESPN2. In ESPN, she also worked as an anchor at SportsCenter and a host of the show, Numbers Never Lie. She has also appeared on other shows like ESPN First Take’s First and 10 with Skip Bayless, Jim Rome Is Burning, and ESPN News.
Over the years, she has developed herself as a writer and actress. She has written the 2018’s TV Series documentary named Shut Up and Dribble and has played in Marvel’s TV Series Luke Cage (2018).
Jemele’s Age, Height & Education
Jemele Hill was born in Detroit, Michigan, the USA on 21 December 1975. Her birth sign is Sagittarius. In 1990, she first attended a high school named Mumford High School and passed out in 1993.
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Following that, in 1993, she got enrolled at Michigan State University. She graduated in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism.
Jemele Hill’s Married Life Plus Husband
Jemele Hill is a married woman who has married her long-time boyfriend, Ian Wallace.
The couple first met each other while they attended Michigan State University. Eventually, they fell in love in 2014 after they went on their first date at Monarch Beach. Later, they took their relationship into the next step when they got engaged on 28 December 2018, after Ian proposed Jemele. And, after nearly a year of their engagement, the duo shared the wedding vows in Monarch Beach Resort in California on 10 November 2019.
Jemele Hill with her newlywed husband, Ian Wallace on 1 January 2020 (Photo: Jemele Hill's Instagram)
Following their wedding ceremony, Jemele and Ian went on a one-month long honeymoon—the last stop was the Maldives.
Career As A Journalist
The passion for being a sports writer came into Jemele Hill while she was in high school. This led her to choose Journalism as her major subject. Following her graduation from Michigan State University, she started to work as a General Assignment Sports Reporter for The News & Observer in Raleigh (May 1997 to December 1998). After that, she served as a Michigan State Beat Writer for The Detroit Free Press (January 1999 to February 2005) and as a General Sports Columnist for The Orlando Sentinel (2005 to 2006).
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Later, in November 2006, she was signed by ESPN as a columnist / TV contributor. However, after working for twelve years in the network, She announced on 14th September 2018 on her Twitter that she was leaving her job at ESPN. Nonetheless, in October 2018, she joined another company named The Atlantic as a Staff Writer.
As per Celebrity Net Worth, the former ESPN’s employee, Jemele Hill, earns a salary of $1 Million and has a net worth of $4 Million.
Some Quick Facts Related To Jemele Hill
Jemele stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters).
She is a baseball fan.
In 2007, she was given the Rising Star Alumni Award by Michigan State’s College of Communication, Arts & Sciences.
Her writing idol is Gary Smith, of Sports Illustrated.
At her wedding, she wore a custom made high-low wedding gown designed by Vera Wang. On the other hand, her husband wore a custom-made crisp white tuxedo.
Her wedding cake was of six-tier which was mixed with rose gold metallics, marble textures, and floating flowers.
Her pre-wedding reception served wine, champagne, and beer to the guests.
Before getting into the field of journalism, she worked at a snack counter also delivered phone books in college.
For her contribution to the news field, Jemele was rewarded with the North Carolina Press Association Award for sports feature writing in 1998. Likewise, she became the first recipient to receive the Van McKenzie Cup at Poynter Sports Media Summit in 2007.