Jemele's Journey

Jemele Hill

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Native Michigander Jemele Hill has gone a long way from studying at Michigan State University to being in the national spotlight for her stories and opinions. For years she had a stalwart presence on ESPN. She gained a whole new group of fans and foes when she tweeted that President Donald Trump was a racist. In a series of stories and conversations with Current Sports anchor Al Martin, Hill talks about everything from the Trump tweet to losing friendships over the criticism of MSU sports. She also addresses perceptions of women athletes, controversy over political activism among athletes, the death of Nipsey Hussle, and much more.

A four-part series from WKAR's Current Sports.

Jemele Hill

Last week, you heard "Jemele's Journey" which detailed the career of media powerhouse Jemele Hill, who is an MSU alum and Detroit native. On the second installment of the month-long series, we bring you conversation between Hill and the host of Current Sports, Al Martin, centered on tennis star Serena Williams, who has not always been well-received for her outspokenness for the rights of women and minorities.

Hill explains why that is.

Jemele Hill

Jemele Hill’s career is one that has propelled her into a household name in the world of national media. The Michigan State grad and Detroit native has never been afraid to speak her mind, sparking national interest from all who read, watch, and listen to her work. WKAR’s Al Martin speaks with Hill in this first installment of the four-part series, “Jemele’s Journey.”