Jillian Hartmann grew up outside Pittsburgh in Wexford and is happy to be back in her home state. Jillian joined 6 News as a reporter in December 2015. Even at a young age, Jillian knew she wanted to work in the news industry. She skipped the cartoons and went straight to the news. After shadowing a Pittsburgh news icon, Peggy Finnegan, Jillian wanted nothing more than to be in her shoes one day.
Following her passion, Jillian graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in May 2015. During her junior year of college, she interned at WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh. Being a 'Burgh girl at heart, she was thrilled to intern with the station she grew up watching since she was a little girl. After graduation, she also interned at WTOV-TV in Steubenville, Ohio and WRIC-TV in Richmond, Va. She also had the opportunity to study abroad in Florence, Italy and travel around Europe learning about photography, history and media.
During her time off, she can be found spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys traveling, running, eating sushi, beach bumming and watching her favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys. How 'bout them Cowboys!
If you see Jillian out, please be sure to say hello and feel free to send her story ideas or tips at firstname.lastname@example.org.