Jillian Smukler

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

Title: Reporter/Producer

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

Man dies after falling from raft on McKenzie River

Bryan Beyerlin, 58, is dead after he went fishing with his friend in the McKenzie River Saturday afternoon.

Suspect taken into custody after barricading himself for hours, police say

Richard Michael Hibbert was taken into custody after he barricaded himself at a residence in the 200 block of Burlington Avenue for hours.

Man barricaded in SW Eugene home

Police tell KEZI 9 News a man, who reportedly has a knife, ran into at least two homes in the 2200 block of Burlington Avenue in Southwest Eugene this afternoon.

Report: Employers having trouble filling vacancies in Oregon

Employers had trouble filling more than half of the 58,000 vacancies last year, according to a new report released by Oregon's Employment Department.

UO students protest budget cuts, tuition hikes

The sit-ins aim to push UO admin to rethink their plan and agree to a fair contract with GTFF.

Oakway Fitness merger increasing rates, opportunities

Oakway Fitness announced Friday that they are merging ownership with Village Fitness Sports and will now go by Village Fitness at Oakway.

UO board votes to raise in-state tuition $10 per credit hour

The Board of Trustees voted 11 to 1 to approve the increase.

Special Report: Sex ed at 4J sparks controversy after faith-based group's lectures

A parent at Roosevelt Middle School, Nadine Batya, says her son was taught abstinence only lectures in school by an outside organization.

Shelton Turnbull closes after more than 90 years in Eugene

A longtime printing business in Eugene is closing its doors after more than 90 years, leaving 27 people without a job, according to Interim President John Boytz.

Short Mountain Landfill catches fire south of Eugene

A fire is burning at the Short Mountain Landfill right off of Dillard Access Road.

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