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.
Saturday marks the 78th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.
Oregon Duck fans celebrated on Friday night after they defeated the number five ranked Utah Utes at Levi's Stadium 37-15.
The DMV dubbed the first week of December as "Older Driver Awareness Week" in an effort to spark up conversations among family members about age-related driving changes.
An EPD Crime Prevention Specialist spotted the stolen truck driving on Coburg Road, and in the neighborhoods North of Monroe Middle School with two people inside of it.
Salem spends more than $5.2 million a year on issues related to homelessness, according to estimates in a draft city report.
Power has been restored in Douglas County after approximately 1,300 customers were without it late Thursday morning.
The Oregon Court of Appeals has dismissed a lawsuit filed by three environmental groups challenging the state's decision to lift endangered species protections for gray wolves.
An autopsy has found that a man who stopped breathing and later died after a struggle with Salem police suffered from a cardiac arrhythmia caused by a pre-existing heart condition.
A man was arrested in La Pine after reportedly shooting one man and assaulting a 34-year-old female from Pleasant Hill.
A public celebration of life was held on Saturday morning in the White Oak Pavilion at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum.