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Jemele Hill announces intent to leave ESPN

Jemele Hill on Sunday announced she is planning to leave ESPN, possibly before her contract with the network expires in two years. Not only that, Hill intends to leave the world of sports media entirely, as reported by

Hill made the remarks about her future during an appearance at Ozy Fest in New York City over the weekend.

The possibility that could Hill leave ESPN before her contract is up depends on several factors, as she noted in her remarks.

“So much can happen, so many different factors … I haven’t made a bad career decision yet, and I’ll know when the right opportunity comes my way because it’ll really have to be special to really leave the sweet spot I’m at now at ESPN,” Hill said.

Hill added the drama over the past few years led her to contemplating her tenure at ESPN, which began in 2006 and included several high-profile roles with the network.

“Even before everything happened I was already in the mindset of wondering what was next,” Hill said.

Hill was removed from her post as “SportsCenter” anchor in January and named Chief Correspondent and Senior Columnist for ESPN’s “The Undefeated.” Leaving “SC6” came months after she publicly criticized President Donald Trump.

However, Hill received support from some big names in sports after the Trump controversy. She has since stated she stands by what she said when accusing Trump of being a white supremacist on Twitter, which resulted in her suspension.

Hill envisions moving on from sports media to pursue bigger stories free from the constraints of the medium.

Hill added the suspension and subsequent fallout from it “have made me think about it sooner and [to] plot out what the next 10-15 years of my life would be.”