Jemele Rakes Close To $6 Million In ESPN Buyout Deal.
Jemele Hill continues to come out on top. Reports of her departure from longtime employer ESPN were beneficial. Hill will leave the television network with a deal that earns her close to $6 million.
The agreement, based on a multi-year contrac Hill signed with ESPN in 2016. Contrary to what most believe, Hill was not fired from ESPN. In addition, sources who are familiar with her negotiation confirmed that she’s leaving company on her own terms, having asked to be released from her position back in July, shortly after the ESPY awards. The media personality will step down from her role on September 1.
Jemele Hill wants to focus on future projects. She’s teamed up with her longtime friend Kelley L. Carter and together they’ve launched their own media company, Lodge Freeway Media. Together, they’d like to offer content with integrity through an honest perspective.
Furthermore, Hill has received a ton of support ever since she voiced her political opinions online last year. She used her right to free speech which resulted in a two-week suspension. Marc Pitaro, the new president of ESPN, stated that the network aimed to broadcast objective content:
“Our focus is on covering the news in an exemplary fashion. To be fair, balanced and making sure we have the facts right,”