Jill Marie Nicolini (born January 10, 1978) is a well-known American television reporter, former reality TV participant, former model, and actress. She is widely recognized for her role as a traffic reporter on WPIX 11 Morning News in New York City.
Early Life and Education
Jill Nicolini was born in Farmingville, New York, and completed her high school education at Sachem North High School in 1996. She briefly attended Stony Brook University for one year. Her journey into the media industry began in 1997 when she joined WBLI Radio on Long Island.
In 2000, while pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts at the New York Institute of Technology, Nicolini started reporting for LI News Tonight. Her multifaceted career soon took her to the New York Islanders, where she became the arena announcer, and to the New York Dragons Arena Football team as a dancer.
Modeling and Entertainment Career
Before establishing herself as a reporter, Nicolini made her living as a model. In 2001, she attempted to become the official live-action model for Vampirella but was unsuccessful. She also had minor roles in four feature films and appeared in six TV shows, including HBO’s Sex and the City and NBC’s Law & Order.
Jill Nicolini’s broadcasting career took off in 2002 when she became an on-camera traffic reporter at Long Island’s Metro & Traffic and Weather Channel, as well as News 12/Long Island. Her career briefly faced controversy in 2002 when she was stripped of her Miss Long Island title due to her prior nude appearance in Playboy’s “College Girls” Special Edition in 2001.
In 2003, Nicolini ventured into reality television, participating in the Fox program Married by America, which she won but did not lead to marriage. In 2006, she auditioned to become a Pussycat Doll during a morning news segment on WPIX-TV.
From 2004 to 2011, Jill Nicolini served as the weekday morning traffic reporter at WPIX.
In 2011, she joined WNYW Fox 5 as an Entertainment Reporter. Prior to this, she had been the Traffic/Entertainment Anchor on the PIX11 Morning News since 2004. Her role extended beyond traffic reporting, as she conducted interviews with top celebrities in the entertainment industry. She also filled in as an anchor, weather presenter, and feature reporter.
Nicolini’s commitment to her work extended to goodwill missions. She spent Christmas holidays in Iraq in 2009 and 2010 with local servicepersons, facilitating live satellite connections between troops and their families back home. She has actively supported various charities, including the John Theissen Children’s Foundation, Little Shelter Animal Rescue, Alliance for Lupus Research, PETA, The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, The National Institute of Natural Sciences, and The Arthritis Foundation.
In October 2013, Jill Nicolini worked as a traffic reporter and fill-in host on Live From The Couch on WLNY-TV. Following this, she served as a traffic reporter for CBS 2 News This Morning on WCBS-TV.
In October 2014, Nicolini revealed her pregnancy, expecting a baby boy.
In Spring 2017, she returned to WPIX, resuming her role as a traffic reporter for the station’s weekday morning newscast.
As of October 2017, Jill Nicolini reported traffic on 1010AM WINS Radio.
Jill Nicolini was previously in a relationship with Anthony Cumia of the Opie and Anthony Show. However, the couple ended their relationship in September 2008.
Jill Nicolini has appeared in various films and TV shows over the years, including notable roles in Sex and the City, Law & Order, and Freddy Monday: I Want To Be Your Davy Jones.
- 2000: Sex and the City as Nude Waitress in the episode “Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl…”
- 2003: Married by America as herself
- 2005: Survive This as herself
- 2009: Breaking Point as Veronica Taylor
- 2012: Freddy Monday: I Want To Be Your Davy Jones Outtakes Reel as Girl
- 2014: Annie as Ms. Giannetti
- 2014: The Perfect Murder as herself in the episode “Gone Girl”
- 2021: Clifford the Big Red Dog as Interviewer
Jill Nicolini made a significant career move from WPIX to WNYW, turning down an offer to continue her role as a traffic reporter with the CW-affiliate. This decision reflects her aspiration to explore broader opportunities beyond local news and traffic reporting.
Her charismatic presence and dedication to her work have solidified her position as one of the most recognized TV traffic reporters in the country. With her career continuing to evolve, Jill Nicolini is poised for further success in the media industry.
|Jill Marie Nicolini
|Date of Birth
|January 10, 1978 (age 45)
|Place of Birth
|Farmingville, New York, U.S.
|New York television reporter, former reality TV participant, former model
|Approximately $2 million USD (as of 2023)
|Not married (as of the latest available information)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What is Jill Nicolini’s salary?
- Jill Nicolini’s salary has not been publicly disclosed.
2. What is Jill Nicolini’s net worth?
- As of 2023, Jill Nicolini’s estimated net worth is approximately $2 million USD.
3. Is Jill Nicolini married?
- No, Jill Nicolini is not married as of the latest available information.
4. What is Jill Nicolini’s current career status?
- As of the latest available information, Jill Nicolini continues her career in the media industry, with her most recent role being a traffic reporter on 1010AM WINS Radio.