This week’s episode of online sports interview series, “Cold As Balls from Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud”, features sports journalist and podcast host Jemele Hill, discussing the need for more females of color in sports, Colin Kaepernick, and returning to ESPN, and the 49ers being her favorite NFL team.
Episode highlights include:
- Jemele discussing the need for more females and females of color in sports (9:00): “…A lot of people of color don’t come from the kind of backgrounds where you can stay in a business that – maybe your first job you’re getting paid twenty thousand dollars a year, or you’re doing unpaid internships. We can’t afford to do that and so what’s next, is to make sure that I not only open the door, but I kick it open and leave it open because we need more women of color in sports.”
- Jemele sharing her thoughts on Colin Kaepernick (9:40): “Not only has Kaepernick and the way people perceive his protests come full circle… my relationship with ESPN has as well… now Kaepernick is producing content with Disney and ESPN and he asked me to come onboard as a producer.”
- Jemele on returning to ESPN after everything that happened (10:03): “Everybody was like why would you go back there after everything that happened? And I’m like – because this is bigger than me.”