Jemele Hill lashed out at Mr Trump on Twitter, calling him a “biased person” and the “most hostile, insensible leader of my lifetime”.
She apologized on Wednesday after the White House called her comments a “fire-capable offense”.
ESPN at that point said she had recognized her tweets “went too far”.
“My remarks on Twitter communicated my own convictions,” Ms Hill tweeted on Wednesday.
“My lament is that my remarks and general society way I made them painted ESPN in an out of line light. My regard for the organization and my partners stays unrestricted.”
Minutes after the fact, ESPN reacted in an announcement: “Jemele has a privilege to her closely-held convictions, however not to freely share them on a stage that suggests that she was in any capacity talking for the benefit of ESPN.
“She has recognized that her tweets went too far and has apologized for doing as such. We acknowledge her expression of remorse.”
The comparing proclamations came after White House representative Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Ms Hill’s tweets were “one of the more crazy remarks that anybody could make, and absolutely something that I believe is a fire-capable offense at ESPN”.
Ms Hill, an African-American co-host of the SportsCenter program, called the president a “biased person” and scrutinized his supporters in a progression of tweets on Monday.
Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017
He is unqualified and unfit to be president. He is not a leader. And if he were not white, he never would have been elected
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 12, 2017
Her remarks provoked objection among some Twitter clients, who required her to be sacked.
Others went to her safeguard, including NFL correspondent Jim Trotter, who tweeted: “Glad to call you a partner and a companion”.
NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who stood out as truly newsworthy a year ago to kneel amid the national song of devotion before diversions to dissent police severity, additionally communicated his help for Ms Hill in a tweet.
We are with you @jemelehill ✊🏾
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 13, 2017
Critics of Mr Trump have blamed him for bigotry after his reaction to lethal conflicts at a far-right rally, held by neo-Nazis and racial oppressors, in Charlottesville, Virginia, a month ago.
One lady was executed when an auto smashed a horde of individuals who were against the rally.
Mr Trump at first neglected to impugn the gatherings in charge of the rally, and later recommended both detest gatherings and counter dissidents were to be faulted for the viciousness.
ESPN on Wednesday denied Ms Hill’s tweets, saying her comments did not speak to the position of the organization and that she “perceives her activities were improper”.