NEW YORK — The morning show “Fox & Friends” corrected by tweet a segment that described former ESPN anchor Jemele Hill as unemployed, but has not set the record straight on the air.
The Fox News Channel segment on Tuesday featured another journalist criticizing the National Association of Black Journalists for honoring Hill as its 2018 journalist of the year. Hill received attention, and was briefly suspended from her role as “SportsCenter” host, for social media posts critical of President Donald Trump.
Hill left the low-rated “SportsCenter” in January, but not ESPN. The veteran print journalist writes for the ESPN website, The Undefeated.
“Well, there is no Jemele anymore,” he said.
Three hours later, the show’s Twitter feed posted a correction, saying Hill is currently employed by ESPN.
NABJ, through its president, Sarah Glover, said it does not need to dignify disparaging remarks made on the show. The association added: “But we do need to set the record straight: Ms. Hill is not only employed but thriving and advancing in her career in life,”
Hill tweeted: “Can’t wait until my unemployment check kicks in.” — (AP)