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Jillian Barberie  

Canadian-American Actress; Former Sportscaster on Fox Sports; Current Co-Host on Talk Radio 790 KABC in LA

Jillian Barberie was raised Jillian Warry in Burlington, Ontario after being adopted soon after her birth. Later in life after finding her biological parents she learned she was born to a native Irish mother and native Lithuanian father who had both immigrated to Canada and later went on to marry and raise Jillian's two sisters. She went to Assumption Catholic Secondary School and then went on to graduate from Mohawk College (Hamilton), with a diploma from its two-year program in broadcast journalism. After completing her diploma, she worked for a variety of television stations, including The Weather Network in Montreal, WSVN in Miami and KTTV in Los Angeles (WSVN and KTTV are Fox affiliates).

Barberie's screen presence has earned her roles on several television dramas including Clueless, V.I.P. and Melrose Place, as well as comedic turns on the sitcom Yes, Dear and the sketch comedy series MADtv. She hosted the reality television show EX-treme Dating. In 2000, she was hired to present the national weather segment of Fox Sports Fox NFL Sunday pregame show, working opposite Curt Menefee, Howie Long and Terry Bradshaw. As a result of her scratchy gravel-laced voice and affable "one of the guys" on-camera personality, she became a national figure and earned significant fan interest in the male-dominated sports demographic, and several spots for Prestone antifreeze that aired during NFL game broadcasts.

In addition to Barberie's work on Good Day L.A., she worked on the national version of the show Good Day Live. However, she was ultimately fired from that show, ending her tenure there on June 4, 2004. She served as the weather girl and entertainment reporter for Fox Sports during the 2002 Super Bowl, 2005 Super Bowl, and the 2008 Super Bowl. In 2005, she was Regis Philbin's co-host for his New Year's Eve special on Fox. She has appeared in Maxim magazine twice. In 2006, She participated as a contestant on the Fox reality television show Skating with Celebrities, partnered with professional skater John Zimmerman and came in second place. She was an ice skater in her childhood. Beginning in November 2006, she became the co-host of KTTV's That's So Hollywood with fellow KTTV/KCOP personality, Mark Thompson.

In August 2008, Barberie began appearing in NutriSystem commercials with former NFL players Dan Marino and Mike Golic; in the ad, she claims to have lost over forty pounds after the birth of her daughter. Barberie is also the host of American Idol Extra on Fox Reality Channel. She interviews the eliminated Idol that week and other guests who appear on the show. She has appeared alongside her ex-husband, Grant Reynolds, in Fox Reality Channel’s original series, Househusbands of Hollywood.

Since February 2014, she has co-hosted The Drive Home on Talk Radio 790 KABC in Los Angeles which airs from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. She has also hosted the entertainment program Hollywood Mix on KTLA Television.

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