A New Jersey native, this new Spectrum News reporter moved to Penfield just over a year ago. A Ramapo College graduate with a B.A. in Journalism, Jillian found her love of reporting while interviewing Aaron Judge at her previous job.

Jillian’s favorite part of her job is waking up every morning and never truly knowing where the day is going to take her. She loves it when her stories truly affect people – it inspires her to keep reporting each day. One of Jillian’s most memorable stories was her coverage of the aftermath of a tornado that destroyed countless people’s homes and livelihoods. Using her platform as a reporter, Jillian’s coverage led to the community’s organization of fundraisers and donation drives which assisted the families in need.

As a new Rochester resident, Jillian enjoys wine tasting around the city or visiting the various beautiful local lakes the area has to offer. She has many interests in health and fitness, yoga, pilates, running, and cooking. When Jillian isn’t reporting you can find her eating at Monte Alban, her go-to restaurant.  

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