Jillian Smukler joined KEZI 9 News as a weekday morning reporter and weekend producer in July of 2018. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon, majoring in journalism and communications with an emphasis in broadcasting.
While at the University of Oregon, Jillian was the Sports Director for the student-run television program, Duck TV. She was also a sports reporter/producer for UO’s radio station, KWVA 88.1FM.
During college, Jillian interned at KNBC in Los Angeles, where she covered the Dodgers, Rams, Lakers and the 2016 Olympics opening ceremony.
In Jillian’s spare time, you can find her watching college football and pug videos. Follow Jillian on Facebook and Twitter.
Portland fire investigators say careless smoking caused a blaze that killed a man.
Portland police say a man driving a stolen pickup truck 100 mph crashed into a sport-utility vehicle, killing an Uber passenger.
Advocates spent three years looking for unclaimed veterans' remains in Oregon, finding 28 in Roseburg.
Districts are preparing for a teacher walkout on May 8 after two months of pressure from educators wanting state lawmakers to increase funding for schools.
Neighbors said what’s left of the shooter's house needs to be removed because it’s a constant reminder of that horrific day six months ago.
Homeless campers and trash aren't staying in the creek -- they're also blocking parts of the sidewalk on West 11th Avenue above it.
Senate Bill 998 would allow bicyclists approaching any intersection with a stop sign or flashing red light to go through the intersection or make a turn without stopping.
After the University of Oregon sent out a letter explaining how the seats will be distributed in the newly renovated Hayward Field, many say it's not fair.
Deputy Richard Glessner with the Lane County Sheriff's Department says they found an unoccupied car in the McKenzie River near Armitage Park, Saturday around 11:00 a.m.
Duer's ATA Martial Arts studio in Eugene is just one of the recent businesses that has fallen victim to vandals in the neighborhood.