Jemele Hill, 1997 MSU alumna with a B.A. in Journalism, is the 2018 Journalist of the Year for the National Association of Black Journalists.
Hill has recently joined The Atlantic to write and podcast about the juncture of sports, race and politics.
She had worked at ESPN since 2006, when she was on the SportsCenter anchor desk and senior correspondent and columnist on the digital site, The Undefeated.
Prior to ESPN, Hill wrote sports for the Orlando Sentinel, the Detroit Free Press and the News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina.
For an article written by her best friend and former MSU roommate, Kelley L. Carter, who remains at ESPN, Hill said, "We bring the truth to the light. We bring awareness. We cover - and to some degree protect- some of the most vulnerable people in our society, but we're not the ones that necessarily hold the picket signs, and we're not the ones who march, we're there to document all of that so that years from now when people look back and they are searching for context and meaning we've provided it, and that's our role in society."