Jillian Smukler

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

Title: Reporter/Producer
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

Noise at Eugene Airport on the rise, neighbors say

Many living near the Eugene Airport are frustrated, saying there's been an increase in noise coming from one of the runways.

Relay for Life unites community to fight cancer

Thousands of people will come together on Friday to honor cancer survivors, caregivers, and to pay tribute to those who lost their battle.

Oregon Coast businesses work to prepare for the Big One

Employees of businesses on the Oregon Coast attended a meeting in Florence today to better prepare themselves for the predicted gigantic earthquake, which could level buildings and trigger a tsunami.

Suspect arrested after man stabbed outside Starbucks in Eugene

Police said the victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

GOP walkout threatens funding for new YMCA building in Eugene

The Oregon Senate is at a standstill after Republican lawmakers walked out last week, leaving lawmakers unable to vote, and the toll is being felt beyond just the controversial climate bill.

Man arrested after barricading himself in Eugene home

Eugene Police say Jonathan James Tupper, 30, was taken into custody after a nearly seven-hour standoff on the 100 block of Lea Avenue in Eugene.

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.

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