Sunrise & MidDAY
Jillian graduated summa cum laude from Mississippi State University with degrees in Broadcasting and Public Relations. While pursuing her studies, Jillian interned at WCBI and the MSU Athletic Department. She also worked at the MSU Social Science Research Center. There she created YouTube videos and maintained social media pages to promote the research being conducted.
Jillian comes to Columbus from the Pacific Northwest, where she grew up on her family’s apple orchard in Eastern Washington. She has fond childhood memories of playing among the apple trees with her four siblings. Jillian has served as an AmeriCorps volunteer, tutoring elementary school children with their reading. Jillian has also spent summers working as a timber marker for the U.S. Forest Service; hiking through the Cascade Mountains to prepare timber sales. She loves to spend time reading, taking trips to the beach and playing with her puppy, Dixie.
Jillian joined the reporting team at WCBI in October 2011. In May 2012 she began anchoring Sunrise and Midday. She loves sharing her mornings with Northeast Mississippi and West Alabama! Jillian is excited to call the South her new home and begin her broadcasting career in Columbus. She also looks forward to exploring the area. Jillian loves to hear from viewers–feel free to contact her with any comments or story ideas!