During the 2008 NBA Playoffs, Hill was suspended from her post after referencing Adolf Hitler in an article about the then-NBA champion Boston Celtics and the Detroit Pistons.
In an editorial describing why she could not support the Celtics, Hill wrote: "Rooting for the Celtics is like saying Hitler was a victim.
She is now co-host of the show His and Hers with Michael Smith.
In 2007, Hill won the inaugural Mc Kenzie Cup, which is given in tribute to sports editor Van Mc Kenzie, at the annual Poynter Media Summit.
Controversies · Hill was suspended from her post during the 2008 NBA Playoffs, when she referred Adolf Hitler in an article about the then-champions Boston Celtics and Detroit Pistons.
And later supported his critic with commenting that she hate Celtics.
In June 2013, she succeeded Jalen Rose on ESPN2's Numbers Never Lie.
Hill began her career as general assignment sports writer for the Raleigh News & Observer.
It's like hoping Gorbachev would get to the blinking red button before Reagan.
Deserving or not, I still hate the Celtics." The comments immediately generated a negative response from readers and that portion of the editorial was taken out shortly after the column was published.
It was rumored that she was dating a coworker but she refuted those claims by clearing it up that she was in fact dating the highly famous Idris Elba.
Jemele Juanita Hill (born December 21, 1975) is an American sports journalist previously writing a column for ESPN.com's Page 2 and formerly hosting ESPN's First Take.
· In 1998, she won 1st place in sports feature writing at the North Carolina Press Association.