Jemele Hill and Micheal Smith Join ESPN’s ‘SportsCenter’


ESPN knows what’s up.

The hosts of His & Hers, Michael Smith & Jemele Hill, have been announced as new co-hosts on Sportscenter. Starting on February 6, 2017, the day after next yeer’s Superbowl. The two have had much success with their headlining show on ESPN 2 since it debuted in June of 2013. They will now replace current anchor Lindsay Czarniak, who will go on maternity leave in early November.

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The changes come at a time when the company is working on creating broadcasts tailored for specific times on air. ESPN once launched a late-night version of the flagship program with Scott Van Pelt to help people stay more in tune and up to date on news happening during the day.

Both Jemele Hill and Michael Smith have signed new multi-year deals with the Walt Disney sports network.