Jillian Smukler

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

Title: Anchor/Reporter

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

Scientists gather to study risk from microplastic pollution

Dozens of scientists from universities, government agencies, aquariums and even water sanitation districts across the U.S. West will gather this week to discuss the problem.

Human remains found in Washington County

The Washington County Sheriff's Office said the remains were discovered on Saturday and appear to have been there for some time.

1 rescued & hospitalized after apartment fire

Crews had to force entry into the apartment, where they were able to bring the victim down safely from the second floor using a ladder.

Man charged in truck stop stabbing sent to hospital

A Colorado man charged in what Oregon prosecutor say was a hate crime stabbing has been found unfit for trial and will be sent to the Oregon State Hospital before his case can move forward.

Menacing suspect arrested after threatening officer with knife

KEZI 9 News has learned that Hart resisted arrest and tried to injure the officer’s eye area.

Former Springfield Officer denied admission to the bar

Authorities said Halttunen had sexual interactions with 9 women he met while on duty.

Kate Brown in favor of removing hydroelectric dams on Snake River

Oregon's governor is in favor of removing four hydroelectric dams on the Snake River in Washington state.

Four-vehicle crash causes major delays Saturday morning

A four-vehicle crash caused significant delays on Hwy 99 East at Link Lane in Junction City on Saturday morning.

BLM to fund 11,000 miles of fuel breaks in basin states

Fuel breaks are intended to create breaks in vegetation that slow a blaze's progress and help protect firefighters, communities and natural resources.

Man accused of starting structure fire

Officers were able to locate and arrest the suspect who has since been identified as 45-year-old Ted Alan Jarrett.

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