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

From bargains to politics: Facebook group change stirs controversy

A page that’s used for buying and selling items in Lane County called “Bargain Basement of Lane County” has been changed to a political party support group causing major controversy throughout the community.

Catwalk for a Cause raises $120K for Boys and Girls Club

Catwalk for a Cause raised 120,000 dollars this past weekend for the Boys and Girls Club of Emerald Valley.

Victim named in deadly I-5 shooting; search continues for gunman

Oregon State Police continue searching for whoever opened fire on a car, on I-5 SB near Roseburg High School, killing one person.

Eugene City Club hosts talk on gender transitioning

Eugene City Club met at the University of Oregon's Baker Center to talk about the many issues transgender people face every day.

Bill aims to ban university police from carrying guns

Police on the University of Oregon and Portland State University campuses won't be able to patrol with guns if a proposed bill becomes law.

Caution tape up at Waterloo playground over safety concerns

A playground at a park in Waterloo is sparking controversy among community members.

Noise, traffic, trash: Oregon Country Fair sparks complaints

Fair organizers say they're aware of the problems and are working hard to address them.

$48 million remodel of Bean Hall is currently in phase two of the reconstruction process

A $48 million remodel of a residence hall is in the works at the University of Oregon. The first phase of reconstruction was completed last fall and now it's in phase two.

Todd Hamilton hired as new Springfield superintendent

Hamilton made the announcement online and said he'll start the new job in July.

4J school board holds forum on local option levy renewal

The community will be able to give input Wednesday night on the proposed renewal of the local option levy, which provides about $17 million per year.

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