Jewell Hillery, born and raised in Chicago, IL, joined the WLBT news team as the morning live reporter in November 2010.
It’s been Jewell’s lifelong dream to work as a reporter, and she’s thrilled to bring the news to Jackson!
Prior to reporting for WLBT, Jewell worked as a general assignment reporter for WTVO in Rockford, IL.
Jewell graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and went on to earn her master’s in Public Affairs reporting from the University of Illinois in Springfield.
In college, Jewell began her television career as a production assistant and camera operator for WILL-TV in Urbana, IL. Throughout her academic career, Jewell gained invaluable experience interning at WCIA in Champaign, IL, WCFN in Springfield, IL, and WLS/ABC-7 in Chicago.
While Jewell enjoys traveling to places like Singapore and Cape Town, South Africa, she also loves eating good food, exercising (working out is a must!), and spending time with family and friends!
Jewell is very excited to be in Jackson and looks forward to the mild winters!
To the local viewing audience and world-at-large Jewell says: “Follow your dreams; don’t let obstacles deter your goals. Nothing is impossible when you work hard and believe in yourself!”