“If not us, who? If not now, when?” -Ronald Reagan
Like Ronald Reagan, Jill believes it is important to follow your dreams. Proof of that is shown in Jill’s actions. Jill is an award winning columnist. But before diving into theworld of media, Jill worked for a North Carolina congressional office on Capitol Hill. Eager to learn about the legislative process and perform communication/press duties, Jill was especially interested in appropriations. Her boss’ chairmanship on various appropriations subcommittees highlighted how tedious the process was to bring dollars back to her home state. She recognized the value of working with public and private partnerships.
Jill took a competitive internship at FOX News in New York City after her time in D.C. to help round out her communications experience. “It was an intense environment. You definitely had to learn to listen quickly because no one had time to
teach you something twice,” Jill says about FOX. “But I loved stepping up to the challenges the big city threw in my corner. I wanted to get experience in the field and come back to New York to become a national news anchor. What I didn’t expect while reporting in other states, is that I would fall in love.”
Honing her skills as a reporter for the NBC affiliate in Rapid City, South Dakota, Jill reported on stories such as the first Native American Park Ranger at Mount Rushmore. Next, Jill became the solo morning and midday news anchor for the ABC news station in Lincoln, Nebraska. During Jill’s two and a half hour show, she regularly interviewed the Governor, senators and other state political figures.
Jill recently reported on FOX News about North Carolina voters heading to the polls with the new voter i.d. legislation. Jill has been a reoccurring guest reporter on Gretchen Carlson’s FOX News show. She also spoke with FOX’s Jenna Lee on Election Day about the most historical election and who would win North Carolina, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.
As a political correspondent and digital journalist for North Carolina’s only statewide paper, Jill wrote a weekly column, “Presidential Cheat Sheet,” which highlighted the actions of all the political candidates competing in the 2016 race for the White House. Jill also covered the Donald Trump rally in Rock Hill, S.C., Bill Clinton’s rally at Elon Law School in Greensboro, N.C., and the GOP Presidential debate in Greenville, S.C.
For The Clemmons Courier, Jill writes a weekly column called, “Your Neighbor.” Jill received an award from N.C. Governor Pat McCrory for her reporting and contributions written in The Clemmons Courier. Jill is also author of the inspirational books, An Ordinary Town: Extraordinary Neighbors and The Ping Effect.
Jill is set to release a book in April with Skyhorse Publishing who are located in NYC:
“Jill is a triple threat with her first-hand experience in the news industry, federal government, and public relations world. You will be fascinated to learn the behind-the-scenes details of these closely watched entities.” – Gretchen Carlson, former FOX anchor
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