Michael Smith and Jemele Hill are moving on up!
The two, who have co-hosted “His & Hers” on ESPN2 since June of 2013 are now moving to ESPN’s 6 p.m. “SportsCenter” on February 6, 2017, the day after the Super Bowl. Both have signed new multi-year contracts.
The switch shows ESPN continuing to try to create “SportsCenter” broadcasts tailored for the times at which they air. Last year, ESPN launched a late-night version of its flagship program, with host Scott Van Pelt offering a more spirited take on the plays and match-ups of the day, and took steps to keep the overnight version of the program steady, re-upping Stan Verrett and Neil Everett to anchor the program from Los Angeles. All daytime versions of “SportsCenter” that run through 1:30 p.m. have been tweaked, with the network launching “SportsCenter AM” last February at 7 a.m.