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Jemele Hill, Anchor Who Called Trump a White Supremacist, Leaving ESPN

Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media

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    Sanders on Jemele Hill's Tweets: 'Fireable Offense'

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders condemned ESPN sportscaster Jemele Hill's tweets calling President Trump a white supremacist at a press briefing Wednesday, calling them a "fireable offense." 

    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017)

    Outspoken ESPN personality Jemele Hill has announced she is leaving the company.

    Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a reference to President Donald Trump as a "white supremacist."

    Hill tweeted Friday that it was her last day at ESPN. She left her role as an anchor for the network's signature "SportsCenter" program in January and went to work primarily for The Undefeated, a company website that concentrates on issues of sports, race and culture.

    Connor Schell, ESPN's executive vice president for content, issued a statement praising Hill for her 12 years of service and wishing her luck as she "moves forward into the next phase of her career, with the desire to produce content outside of sports."