November 30th, 2014
03:30 PM ET

Jemele Hill, the first reporter to interview Janay Rice, describes how it happened

ESPN's Jemele Hill, the first person to interview Ray Rice's wife Janay about the incident of domestic violence that became national news earlier this year, speaks with Brian Stelter about how the interview came to be.

Hill said she had to "interview for the interview," because Janay Rice and her family members had "an array of choices" about who to talk to, and "they wanted to figure out who they probably felt the most comfortable with."

"I think they felt as if I were fair. That doesn't mean favorable, but they felt as if I were fair," Hill said. "And I think that was a big reason why they decided to trust me with their story." Read more about the interview at CNNMoney...

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    She's talking too much. Get a lawyer like anyone else who doesn't have a book deal agenda in the pipes would do.

    December 2, 2014 at 11:06 am | Reply

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