What’s next for Jemele Hill?: 100 influential Black women in sports

Sports Illustrated and Empower Onyx are putting the spotlight on the diverse journeys of Black women across sports—from the veteran athletes, to up-and-coming stars, coaches, executives and more—in the series, Elle-evate: 100 Influential Black Women in Sports.

Unbothered is not just the name of Jemele Hill’s award-winning podcast—it’s the essence of who she is.

From the outside looking in, Hill seemed to be living a sports journalist’s dream in 2018. She was young, successful, and Black, a woman holding her own in a male-dominated world as anchor of ESPN’s highest-rated show, SportsCenter.

“Most people aren’t aware that I had a successful journalism career before coming to ESPN. It was not some place that I dreamed of working,” she says. “I was a writer at heart; being a sportswriter for Sports Illustrated was the pinnacle of jobs for me. The TV thing just kind of happened.”

With her casual style,

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Known for highlight catches, former Seton Hill standout Derek Orndorff is showing HR power at Liberty

Derek Orndorff has become known for his highlight catches in center field.

The grad student baseball player at Liberty has made ESPN SportsCenter’s Top Plays three times in less than a year. He even grabbed the show’s No. 1 highlight on Feb. 19 with a diving snag on the warning track against Florida.

But Orndorff, a former Seton Hill standout, is no one-trick pony.

As good as he is with a glove, he might be better with a bat in his hands.

Whether he is using leather or aluminum, he thrives in the power alleys and swings for the fences. He might soon be making late-night highlights for his towering home runs.

Orndorff launched two homers Sunday, giving him 10 for the season, a total that leads NCAA Division I.

He appears to be saving his best for last as he chases a career at the next level. Bookend stops

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Jemele Hill Says ESPN Let Clay Travis Paint False Narratives

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