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Jemele Hill Partners With Spotify to Develop Podcast Network to Uplift Black Women in the Digital Diaspora

Former sports commentator Jemele Hill left her dream job at ESPN to build up a one-woman media empire. Now she’s making room for other Black women to get their foot in the door. Last week, Bloomberg shared that Hill has now partnered with Spotify to create a podcast network for her own show, “Jemele Hill Is Unbothered,” and will also be joined by a slew of other shows all hosted by Black women. In a recent interview with the outlet , Hill shared moments of her journey as a podcaster and television personality, as well as future plans for her rising media enterprise. “We were just testing the market, me and my manager Evan Dick, seeing what interest was there, who was serious and who wasn’t,” she said in regards to how her new podcast came about. “I had a podcast at ESPN that turned into a TV show. I always loved this medium. Spotify put themselves on our radar. They were interested from the beginning in me having a podcast.” Her plans moving forward not only include herself, but...

Njera Perkins

Jan 21, 2021