ESPN’s Jemele Hill Will Serve as Sideline Reporter For College Football Games


In a move sure to inspire acrimony on Twitter and myriad comments sections, ESPN columnist Jemele Hill will work the sidelines for college football coverage on the network this season.

Hill, who joined ESPN in 2006, will serve as a sideline reporter for Friday night college football games on the network this season alongside Carter Blackburn and Rod Gilmore.

For a variety of reasons — some of which are legitimate, many of which are not — Hill is easily one of the most divisive ESPN personalities.

The addition of Hill to the sidelines is one of several changes ESPN made to college football broadcast teams this season.

Other moves include Chris Spielman reuniting with Sean McDonough on ABC Saturday afternoon games, Joe Tessitore and Matt Millen pairing on ESPN Saturday night games, and Brian Griese joining Dave Pasch on ESPN’s weekly Noon ET game.

(Monday’s news from ESPN Media Zone)

  • bignasty96

    “some of which are legitimate, many of which are not”

    They are all legitimate. She’s a race-baiting “shock jock” masquerading as a columnist. She isn’t quite on the Skip Bayless/Stephen A Smith level yet…but you know that’s her & ESPN’s goal.