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    • Jemele Hill is a host for CNN.

      Hill is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, the co-founder of Lodge Freeway Media and a contributing writer for The Atlantic. She is the host of the podcast Jemele Hill is Unbothered on Spotify. The two-time Webby award-winning podcast features in-depth, thought-provoking conversation with some of the biggest newsmakers across entertainment, culture, music and politics. Previous Unbothered guests have included Vice President Kamala Harris, Ava DuVernay, Spike Lee, Chelsea Clinton, Dan Rather, Stephen Colbert, Issa Rae, and Soledad O'Brien.

      In 2020, Hill and co-host Champion became the first Black women to host a late-night cable news and information show when they launched Cari & Jemele: (Won't) Stick to Sports on Vice TV. The show covered politics, sports, news, current events and pop culture.

      Hill spent over a decade of her 20-plus year journalism career at ESPN, where she joined as a national columnist for ESPN Online in 2006. Her foray into daily television began in 2013, when she and Michael Smith began co-hosting the daily sports discussion show, His & Hers, which sprang from their popular podcast of the same name. In February 2017, Hill and Smith co-anchored the 6 p.m. hour of SportsCenter, which debuted as a more personality-driven approach to the traditional SportsCenter broadcast. After her stint as host, Hill was a senior columnist for The Undefeated, ESPN's sub-site focused on the intersection of sports, race, culture and politics.

      Before joining ESPN, Hill was a sports columnist for the Orlando Sentinel in 2005 -- the lone African American female sports columnist in North America. From 1999-2005, she served as a sportswriter with the Detroit Free Press covering Michigan State football and basketball. Hill began her career in 1997 as a general assignment sportswriter for the Raleigh News & Observer.

      In 2018, the National Association of Black Journalists awarded Hill with the Journalist of the Year Award. In 2016, Hill contributed to Emmy Award-winning program The President and the People: A National Conversation on ABC -- a one-hour town hall with President Barack Obama on race relations, justice, policing and equality.

      A native of Detroit, Hill graduated from Michigan State University in 1997 with a degree in journalism. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband.