Some people are naturally born to be in front of the cameras and Jill Nicolini is one of them. This gorgeous American media personality has modeled professionally and has also starred in a reality TV series which she won. Nowadays, Nicolini is an anchor/reporter who is making her mark in the fast-paced and cut-throat world of broadcast journalism. Want to know more about Nicolini? Then, we have got all the details right here.
Jill Nicolini Biography
Jill Marie Nicolini was born on the 10th of January 1978. Her father’s name is unknown while her mother’s name is Michelle Nicolini. Her mom is now late as she passed away in 2017 due to cancer. Nicolini grew up in Suffolk County, New York; and obtained her high school diploma from Sachem North High School in 1996. Initially, she aspired to go into medicine and thus enrolled to study pre-med at Stony Brook University. However, during her pre-med studies, Nicolini got a job at a radio station located in Long Island.
Jill fell in love with journalism and decided to pursue a career in it. She enrolled at Suffolk County Community College and obtained her associate’s degree in Television and radio broadcasting in 2000. The New York native thereafter obtained a bachelors, as well as a masters degree, in communication and media studies from the New York Institute of Technology in 2003.
Jill Nicolini commenced her career in the year 2001, working as an announcer for the NHL team, The New York Islanders. After that, she worked as a dancer for another sports franchise, NY Dragons before moving on to News 12 (Long Island) as an on-camera traffic reporter. In 2004, Nicolini joined the PIX-11 Morning News (WPIX) as their traffic and entertainment anchor. She would go on to spend a fruitful eight years at the channel during which she engaged in other lucrative side gigs. She also embarked on a number of charitable activities including connecting Iraqi-based troops with their folks back home during the Christmas holidays.
After eight successful years at WPIX, Jill Nicolini joined Fox-affiliated TV station, WNYW, in October 2011. She spent a little over two years there before moving to CBS-affiliate, WLNY-TV. At WLNY-TV, Nicolini co-hosted an entertainment show known as Live from the Couch. She gave a very good account of herself and was soon tapped to join CBS 2 News. On joining CBS 2, the New York native continued her entertainment beat and got to interview celebrities such as Brad Pitt and Carrie Underwood. Jill Nicolini returned ‘home’ to WPIX in October 2017. Since then, she has worked as an anchor and reporter covering traffic, weather, entertainment and features.
The seasoned broadcaster has never been married but she has been in some notable relationships. Nicolini dated radio personality, Anthony Cumia, in 2008. Their relationship also ended that same year after she reportedly caught him with another woman. After her disastrous outing with Cumia, the reporter/anchor dated an investment banker named Joseph Di Virgilio.
They later broke up and went their separate ways. Jill Nicolini is now in a relationship with an Armenian man named Peter khachadurian. Though she is yet to confirm this relationship, she and Peter have two kids together. The first is a son named Austin Thomas who was born in October 2014. The second is another son, Jackson Henry, who was born in February 2017. Nicolini has not expressly disclosed the father of her kids but all evidence point to Peter. She often posts pictures of family time with her kids, and Peter is almost always in these pictures. The man himself has also changed his social media profile picture to a picture of him with Nicolini and the little boys.
Jill Nicolini has a net worth estimated at $200,000. Her wealth comes from her salary, which is put at $63,420 per annum, as well as other sources. Apart from journalism, Nicolini is also a budding actress and has scored minor parts in several movies and TV series. Her filmography includes Made, Survive This, Breaking Point, Heart & Soul, Zizi and Honeyboy, as well as Annie. The anchor cum reporter has also scored guest roles in TV series such as Sex and the City as well as Law & Order.
Other Facts about Jill Nicolini
- She has a captain’s OUPV license (meaning that she can operate some categories of sea vessels) and is also working towards her pilot license.
- Nicolini posed nude for Playboy Magazine, college girl’s edition, back in 2001.
- She won the Miss Long Island beauty pageant in 2002.
- The media personality supports several charities including PETA, The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and The Arthritis Foundation.
- Nicolini has received at least 14 Emmy Award nominations in the course of her journalism career.
- She took part in the 2003 Fox reality T series, Married by America, and even emerged winner.