Is Jemele Hill Married? Know About Her Personal Life & Husband

Jemele Hill

Jemele Hill is a sports writer and TV broadcaster from the United States who presently works for The Atlantic. She formerly served as an anchor at ESPN’s SportsCenter.

Quick Facts

Full NameJemele Hill
First NameJemele
Last NameHill
Date of BirthDecember 21, 1975
Age48 years
ProfessionTV host and sports journalist
Birth CityDetroit, Mi
Birth CountryUnited States of America
Father NameJerel Brickson
Mother NameDenise Dennard
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseIan Wallace
EducationMichigan State University, Mumford High School
Height167 cm
Net worth$8 M
Married DateNovember 10,2019

Marriage and Fiancé

The controversial woman is no longer single. She is married to her lover, Ian Wallace, a Detroit-based salesman. Her family and friends attended her wedding on November 10, 2019, at the Monarch Beach Resort. She looked stunning in a Vera Wang white gown. She donned a magnificent pearl necklace, and her shoes were also pearl-encrusted. The pair originally met in 2014, but they didn’t start dating properly until a year later, in 2015.

Jemele Hill
Jemele Hill (Source: Google)

On December 28, 2018, she announced her engagement to her fiancé Ian Wallace through an Instagram picture in which Ian is on his knees and can be seen proposing to her with a stunning ring. The legendary anchor has been the subject of several rumors. She was previously linked to Michael Smith, her co-host on the program ‘His & Hers.’

Jemele spoke to the media to clarify their connection after reports of her having an affair with her co-host spread like wildfire. She claimed that they were nothing more than coworkers. She also said that she is dating an English actor called Idris Elba. In an interview with the Curves, she said that she has been mentally dating him for two years and that he plans to propose to her later that year.

Net worth

Jemele Hill’s net worth is reported to be $8 million as of January 2024, which she has amassed via her job as a writer. According to PayScale, the average compensation for an American journalist is $40733, but an experienced journalist like her must make more. She began her career as a journalist in 1997 as a general sports reporter for the Raleigh News & Observer. She then worked as a sportswriter for the Detroit Free Press from 1999 to 2005, then as a columnist for the Orlando Sentinel from 2005 to 2006.

Jemele joined ESPN in 2006, where she oversaw programs such as Sports Reporter, Sports Center, Outside the Lines, and ESPN First Take. Jemele is an outspoken writer who has been suspended multiple times for her outrageous remarks. She was suspended for alluding to Adolf Hitler in an essay about the Boston Celtics. She was called a “White Supremacist” by the American administration and Secretary of State Sanders.

Jemele Hill
Jemele Hill (Source: Google)

On October 9, 2017, she was banned for two weeks by ESPN for violating the company’s social media policy for the second time. She was recruited as a sports journalist by The Atlantic less than a month after quitting her position at ESPN. Her duties at the station include reporting on sports, racism, and politics. She has received many accolades, including the North Carolina Press Association award for sports writing and the Van McKenzie in Sports Media Summit.

She seems to be enjoying a wealthy lifestyle with her husband Ian since she is spotted going to luxury locations during her honeymoon. To commemorate their union, the pair traveled to Lamu Island in Kenya and Dubai. She operates the apparel company jemelestore.com, which sells a variety of cool t-shirts. Her revenues from the business will increase her net worth.