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Jill Simonian      

TV Host & Entertainment Journalist

With an infectious personality and quick smarts, JILL SIMONIAN is a seasoned television host, entertainment journalist and certified movie critic/expert.

Most recently a Correspondent for CNN Entertainment and HLN’s “Showbiz Tonight” (for which she Guest Co-Hosted alongside AJ Hammer)

Jill also maintains her tell-it-like-it-is blog TheFabMom.com, which details her behind-the-scenes attempts and adventures to keep life fabulous as a new mom.

Jill has a roster of over 500 celebrity interviewees to her credit… ranging from A-listers such as Johnny Depp and Jennifer Aniston, to living legends Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks, to today’s most popular reality TV stars, to some of Hollywood’s most esteemed directors.

Jill consistently combines genuine enthusiasm and curiousity to get the tales behind today’s entertainment stories we all want to know about.

Just days after her wedding in 2009, Jill was crazy enough to hit the road for a 5-week shoot as Co-Host of Travel Channel’s wacky competition series “America’s Worst Driver” (which aired Spring 2010).

Other past and current credits include filling in for Sam Rubin as an Entertainment Anchor/Reporter on KTLA-5's Morning News (Los Angeles), finding out what went on behind-the-scenes as a Correspondent for the nationally syndicated "Made in Hollywood" (airing in Los Angeles on KCAL-9), chatting with stars on the red carpet as a (then-secretly pregnant)

Correspondent for TV Guide Network’s "Hollywood 411" and discovering what’s fresh to buy, do and see in Los Angeles on NBC's "LXTV: First Look.”

On occasion, Jill also appears across the pond as an Entertainment Anchor for the UK's popular "Daybreak" and "Lorraine" morning shows (yes, doing live hits to the UK - from Los Angeles - at about midnight PST).

From 2008-09, she co-hosted The Los Angeles Times' movie preview show "Sneaks" alongside Sam Rubin (airing on KTLA) and also served as a Fashion Reporter for KTLA's "LIVE from the Academy Awards.”

She has appeared as a Movie Expert for the entertainment newsmagazine "Extra" and frequently served as a Movie Critic for Current TV's "Rotten Tomatoes Show."

From 2006-09, Jill was a full-time Reporter/Host for “Dailies” on the cable network ReelzChannel, where she also personally produced and wrote over 600 movie news segments featuring today's biggest stars (including Academy Awards coverage, premieres, junkets and behind-the-scenes segments involving everything from swashbuckler-training to tech/animation).

Her first attempt – and break - into working on-camera came in 2005 with KTLA’s Morning News contest called “The Audition”… out of hundreds of applicants vying to be KTLA’s next weatherperson, Jill was the 1st Runner Up and won the Viewer’s Choice with over 11,000 online votes from the public (before the days of Facebook and Twitter).

Jill is a former Miss Hollywood and runner-up to Miss California (Miss America preliminary pageant), a cum laude graduate of UCLA's Communication Studies program and a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

A polished speaker for live events, Jill has lent her emcee abilities to Maria Shriver’s California Women’s Conference (Night at the Village 2009), was once a motivational speaker for high school students through Monster.com’s “Making It Count” program, has hosted countless film festivals and fundraisers… and even sang the National Anthem for LA Lakers and Dodgers games.

Jill became a first-time Mommy in September 2010… leading her to become a regular Panelist for Momversation.com’s “New Momversation” segments and a Contributor for both ModernMom.com and Momlogic.com.

She is additionally the Founder and Author of TheFabMom.com, her own personal blog/experiment to keep life fun, flirty and as close to fabulous as possible after having a baby.

She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and 2 little girls.


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