Jillian Smukler

Jillian Smukler joined KEZI 9 News as a weekday morning reporter and weekend producer in July of 2018.

Title: Anchor/Reporter
jilliansmukler@kezi.com

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.

Recent Posts by Jillian Smukler

Driver who died in crash on Interstate 5 identified

Preliminary investigation revealed a Dodge Pickup, driven by 60-year-old Matthew Wignall left the roadway, traveled through the brush, and down an embankment.

Eugene violent crimes unit investigating gunshot wound death

Eugene Police Patrol as well as Violent Crimes Unit responded to the scene.

Neighbors react to homicide investigation in Coos Bay

Neighbors are speaking out after a woman was found dead in her grandson's home on Saturday night.

Days Inn Hotel guests react to officer-involved shooting

“I was just stunned. I couldn't believe all this. There's been some commotion going on before but nothing like this,” said guest Gina Brewer.

Louisville beats Oregon 60-42, heads to women's Elite Eight

Nyara Sabally led the Ducks with 14 points but left the game late in the third quarter with a left ankle injury.

Fire rips through tractors and lawn mowers in West Eugene lot

A fire that swept through tractors and lawn mowers in a storage lot on Saturday night is currently under investigation.

No new deaths reported on anniversary of Oregon's first COVID-19 death

On the one-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 death in the state, OHA took the time to recognize the 2,322 people who have died over the last year.

OHA: 365 new COVID-19 cases, 3 new deaths

The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Oregon dropped by more than 15% in one day.

OHA: 211 new COVID-19 cases, 0 new deaths

Oregon Health Authority reported 211 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 157,285.

Visitors will be allowed at PeaceHealth hospitals starting Monday

With COVID-19 transmission falling in Lane County, PeaceHealth will ease its temporary “no-visitor” policy at all four Oregon hospitals to allow one visitor per day, per patient, with some limited exceptions.

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