Award-winning journalist and producer, Jamil Hill, is set to launch a new podcast network, Unbothed Network, which will focus on raising the voices and stories of black women. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news.
“[It’s] “More than just a content center,” Hill said, “it’s a place where black women can see their full selves.” “There is a lot about the lives of black women that is not fully explored, and a lot of our stories are either overlooked or overlooked. I am also proud of this network because it not only focuses on black women, it is also run by black women. We can’t empower black women if we don’t put them in leadership positions.
The Unbothered Network will be exclusive to Spotify, with Spotify, Hill and its production company, Lodge Freeway Media, developing a new series for it. Journalist Christina M. Taber, formerly of the medium magazine ZORA, will serve as executive producer and head of content.
The name of the new project is inspired by Hill’s podcast, “Jemele Hill is Unbothered,” which is also exclusive to Spotify.
“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with the incomparable Jemele Hill, a acclaimed journalist, storyteller, podcaster and creator whose bold and original views on social policy, sports and culture have brought to light often-overlooked topics,” said Courtney. Holt, Head of Studios and Video at Spotify.
Hill, who previously worked as an anchor for ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” is a contributing writer for The Atlantic, and co-host and producer of the Vice series “Cari & Jemele (Will Not) Commit to Sports.” She has a script comedy series called New Money in development with Gabrielle Union. She won an Emmy for News and Documentary in 2017.