Jill Eichhorn - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Jill Eichhorn

I joined the FOX 19 News team as an intern in 1993 when the original newsroom was on Taconic Terrace in Woodlawn and many people doubted a ten o'clock newscast could even survive. Fast forward 18 years and I'm still here as a freelance reporter which is why you don't see me every night.

I'm a native Cincinnatian and am happy to still live in this great city. I graduated from Oak Hills High School and Ohio University with a degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in French. When I was an intern, I was sent to cover a city council meeting. To this day, I can't tell you what the issue was or how I even managed to put together a script that made it on the air. But from then on I begged to cover city council meetings, not because they're enjoyable (if you've ever been to one, you know what I mean), but because of a good-looking aide -- an Elder grad, go figure -- that worked for a city council member. I married him in 1997 and I'm happy to say Jeff is still good-looking as ever and now works in commercial real estate. I was a reporter while I had my kids, Jakob and Caroline, and left working full-time after my daughter was born. In 2005, I returned as a freelancer which gives me the opportunity to do other things professionally as well.

I believe in giving back to the community which is why I'm very involved with community events, PTA work, coaching my kids' Destination Imagination teams and helping as the parent rep for our summer club's swim team. I'm also on the board of the E.W. Scripps School's Society of Alumni and Friends at Ohio University and I enjoy talking to future journalists.

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