Michael Smith And Jemele Hill Will Be Hosting SportsCenter
The talented sports journalists who have hosted “His & Hers” on ESPN2 since 2013 will be taking over at ESPN’s 6 p.m. “SportsCenter” slot on February 6, 2017, the day after Super Bowl LI. Now, that’s big news…
“One thing we do know is that people watch differently over the course of the day,” said Rob King, ESPN’s senior vice president of “SportsCenter” and news, in an interview Tuesday. “They have different needs.”
Smith and Hill will place emphasis on putting sports headlines in context, King said. “By 6 p.m. and 3 p.m. on the West Coast, we understand that audiences have pretty much come across the headlines that have happened in the course of a day, either through social content, or through mobile or digital content,” said King. “What they actually really need is a sense of why it matters, and a sense of context, as opposed to just news.
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