Jillian Risberg

Jillian joined WOAY in July 2023 as an MMJ and is thrilled to be part of the news team and return to the Mountain State.

At WMBD-TV, she had the chance to tell Central Illinois stories… including a new inclusive playground, Rolling Thunder bikers escorting a fallen Korean War soldier’s remains back to Peoria. When Bradley University swore in 239 new American citizens, a few shared their emotional journey with Jillian.

She previously spent two years as an MMJ/Reporter at WTAP-TV in Parkersburg, where she covered the stories of the Mid-Ohio Valley, including fracking in the Wayne National Forest, a young man struck by lightning, and a West Virginia woman formerly addicted to heroin who lost it all entrusted Jillian with her personal journey of recovery.

Her story ‘Predators on Campus: An Inside Look at Cults’ gained national attention.

Jillian is passionate about engaging, educating and empowering the community.

Email jrisberg@woay.com with news tips and story ideas…

Don’t hesitate to say hello if you see her around!

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