An outspoken sports journalist and commentator who came under fire after expressing political views appears to be on the way out the door at ESPN.
Variety reports that Jemele Hill, who sparked a controversy last year by calling Donald Trump a “white supremacist” on social media, will be leaving the network at the start of September. The report cites a source who’s familiar with the matter.
“ESPN declined to make executives available for comment,” Variety notes. “Hill, contacted via text message, referred an inquiry to her manager, Evan Dick, who could not be reached for immediate comment. Her coming departure was previously reported by author and journalist James Andrew Miller, on Twitter.”
Variety adds: “Hill is believed to have met recently with new ESPN President James Pitaro to discuss her exit from the Walt Disney-controlled sports-media outlet.”