Jillian Smukler joined the ABC4 News team as a reporter in May 2021 and was promoted to morning anchor in October 2021. You can watch her weekday mornings, 5-8 a.m. on ABC4 and Utah’s CW30!
She came from Eugene, Oregon where she worked at KEZI, the #1 station in the market.
There, she produced and anchored KEZI 9 News at 5, 6, and 11 p.m. on the weekends and reported during the week.
In her first-year reporting, she was nominated for an Emmy for her live coverage on first responders being ambushed by a gunman.
As a journalist based in her college town, Jillian was fortunate to cover topics she is passionate about and a community she loves. She graduated from the University of Oregon in June 2018 with an emphasis on Broadcast Journalism.
Jillian was born and raised in Los Angeles and is new to Utah, so if you have any recommendations feel free to email her or send her a message on Facebook and Twitter.