Jill grew up in Colorado, spending winters on the ski slopes and summers hiking. She moved to Alaska in 1999, compelled to explore why she always felt drawn to northern climates.
In Alaska, she has found the best of all things she loves: mountains, seas, expansive landscapes and incredible people.
A veteran journalist, Jill is returning to KTUU after a nearly nine year hiatus spent working as a staff writer and columnist for Alaska Dispatch News and most recently, a year of freelancing. Before working previously at KTUU as a reporter, producer and weekend anchor, Jill worked as a reporter at KTVA.
But she’ll tell you, the best thing that happened while she was away was creating a family.
Jill is passionate about underserved communities, family and child wellness, and digging deep into stories.
Her reporting and writing has won numerous awards, including an Edward R. Murrow Award (2009 - “Crisis on the Yukon” about fish politics and food security), a SPJ Sigma Delta Chi Award (2009, for public service covering the criminal trial of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens), two First Amendment Awards from the Alaska Press Club (2014, staff coverage of misconduct within the Alaska National Guard, 2011, staff coverage of the 2010 U.S. Senate race), and a Best of the West Breaking News award (2011, staff coverage of the plane crash that killed U.S. Senator Ted Stevens.). She is also the recipient of a 2004 Northwest Region Emmy Award for copywriting.
She is thrilled to rejoin the KTUU team as its investigative reporter. Send her your story ideas!
She can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org