Jemele Hill Biography

Jemele Hill is the name of an African- American sports journalist who currently writes for the Atlantic. Jemele Hill has been hosting shows for sports conglomerate ESPN for about 12 years now. She also contributed to’s page 2 with a column. Hill also hosted the ESPN show his and hers. she began her career as a sportswriter for the Raleigh News and observer.

Early life

Hill was born on 21st December 1975 in Detroit, Michigan, united states. Her father’s name is Jerel Brickerson while Denise Dennard is her mother. She was the only child of her parents and has a Spanish as well American background so she belongs to mixed ethnicity. Mumford High School is the school where she finished her high school education from 1990 to 1993. She continued her education at Michigan State University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in 1997.

Jemele Hill Career

Jemele began her career as a sportswriter for Raleigh news and observer. She worked as a sportswriter for the Detroit free press from 1999 to 2005, primarily covering Michigan State football and basketball. She also covered the 2004 summer Olympics and NBA playoffs while at the free Press. From the year 2005 to 2006, Jemele was a columnist for the Orlando sentinel. In November 2006 hill joined as a national columnist. Hill and Michael smith launched the podcast His and Hers in the year 2011. Because of its popularity hill was added to smith’s ESPN show numbers never lie in 2013, which was renamed His and Hers a year later.

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Hill launched her podcast “Jemele Hill is Unbothered” on April 15, 2019, covering sports, politics, and culture. On Spotify, new episodes are released twice a week. The podcasts’ discussion of sports, according to Hill, “covers those tricky intersections: race, gender, politics.” Cari Champion who recently left ESPN after seven years arrives at Jemele Hill’s door with one goal in mind. Let’s place a bet on ourselves. The result was a new precedent-setting show on VICE called ‘Cari and Jemele: stick to sports.’ Cari’s offer was accepted by Jemele hill.

Social media

She has a verified Instagram account with 682 K followers and 778 following. Jemele posts very much on Instagram and covers almost everything about her life. She posts about her friends, fiancée, family, and work. She has 2528 posts until now on Instagram.

Jemele Hill Biography

Real Name Jemele Hill
Birth Date December 21, 1975
Age (as of 2021) 45 Years
Birth Place Detroit, Michigan, USA
Nationality American
Profession Sports Journalist
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Sagittarius

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’65” – in Centimeters – 165 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 70 kg  –  in Pounds –  154 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Body Type Average


Father Jerel Brickerson
Mother Denise Dennard


School Mumford High School
College Michigan State University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Affair No
Who is her Boyfriend? Ian Wallace
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Personal life

Hill is married right now and she already tied the knot in the year 2019. She not currently single, as she is married. She is married to her boyfriend Ian Wallace whom she met in 2014 and started dating in the year 2015. Ian Wallace works in sales. She surprised her fans at the end of 2018 when she announced her surprise engagement to her fiancée Ian. She previously dated Idris Elba, an English actor, and musician.

Jemele Hill Net worth

As of 2021, her net worth is estimated to be $7 million. Her net worth will almost certainly rise in the coming years. She also earns a good living from her current career position. Her annual salary is estimated to be $1 million. Her primary source of income is her journalism career and she is currently content with her earnings.


  • Jemele won the inaugural McKenzie Cup, named after sports editor Van McKenzie, at the annual Poynter Media Summit in 2007.
  • Jemele was named National Association of Black Journalists’ 2018 Journalist of the Year.
  • In the year 2017, Hill went on to make a highly divisive remark about Donald Trump and she was further asked to apologize to trump.
  • Jemele also had the opportunity to work as a college football sideline reporter in the year 2012.
  • Jemele was suspended for a week after referring to Adolf Hitler in an article about the 2008 NBA Playoffs between the Boston Celtics and the Detroit Pistons about why she couldn’t support the Celtics.
  • Hill began co-hosting Cari & Jemele (Won’t) Stick to Sports with Cari Champion on the Vice on TV network in August 2020.

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