Jill Simonian hosts Travel Channel’s new competition-based reality show, “America’s Worst Driver” (debuting March 2010), but you can also find her talking about the entertainment industry on television. She has appeared as an Entertainment Expert for HLN’s “Showbiz Tonight,” as a Movie Expert for the syndicated newsmagazine “Extra,” and is a current member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association. For KTLA-TV (Los Angeles), she is a current substitute Entertainment Reporter (Morning News), was a Correspondent for “Live from the 81st Academy Awards” (2009) and Co-hosted “Sneaks”, a quarterly movie guide in association with the Los Angeles Times (2008-09).
From 2006-09, Jill was a full-time Correspondent for “Hollywood Dailies” on ReelzChannel (cable/satellite), for which she interviewed hundreds of actors and directors, as well as wrote, produced and fronted over 600 entertainment news segments (including red carpet premieres, junket interviews, and behind-the-scenes features). Her bubbly personality soon led her to Co-host ReelzChannel’s weekly trailer show “The Big Tease” (2008-09).
Other notable past achievements include singing the National Anthem at Los Angeles Lakers and Dodgers games, winning a UCLA Carol Burnett Musical Theatre Award, and serving as a motivational speaker for Southern California high schools with Monster.com’s “Making It Count” program. She is also a former Miss Hollywood and Runner-up to Miss California (Miss America Pageant). Simonian is a cum laude graduate of UCLA’s Communication Studies program and resides in Los Angeles.