Jillian Carroll joined KSN-TV in January 2019 as Host and Producer to launch KSN’s first ever Lifestyle Show, Good Day Kansas.

Originally from Long Island, NY, Jillian grew up in Leawood, KS with her four siblings and loving mother and father. A self-proclaimed tomboy, she played every sport under the sun (including tackle football) discovering her favorites, soccer and cheerleading.  Jillian is the daughter of a 26 year Navy Veteran and an avid supporter of our military.

Jillian played NCAA D1 soccer at the University of Northern Iowa where she received her B.S. of Elementary Education and minored in Coaching.  After graduating she moved home to pursue her Masters of Educational Administration at University of Missouri, KC and began her seven-year teaching career. She taught third grade for six years and fourth for one at an inner city elementary charter-school, The Derrick Thomas Academy. Jillian continues to value education and its impact and ability to empower our youth.

After stepping away from the classroom, Jillian jumped into Sports Broadcasting with the Kansas City Chiefs as their digital host and sideline reporter where she earned her first Emmy Award. Jillian has appeared on NFL Network, CBS, and Fox Sports Midwest covering the Kansas City Chiefs (NFL) and Sporting Kansas City (MLS) as both Sideline Reporter and Broadcast Host.

She began her radio career at 610am Sports Radio in May 2017 hosting Jillian Carroll and Uno Cero and now Hosts Overtime with Jillian and Chris . Jillian spent two years on the CBS affiliate KCTV 5 working on their lifestyle show, Better KC and is excited to bring that style of programming to KSN viewers.

Jillian was a Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleader for six seasons where she proudly represented the Chiefs and the NFL locally, nationally and internationally. She is a proud Ambassador of the Chiefs organization and NFL. Because of the excitement from the fans in Arrowhead Stadium and their passion for the team and ownership, Chiefs Kingdom will always hold a special place in her heart.

Jillian coaches a premiere youth soccer team in the Sporting Wichita Club, the local youth affiliate of Sporting Kansas City. As a former NCAA D1 soccer player, she is passionate about the growth of soccer and is an advocate for youth sports.

Jillian is the first ever Emcee for the Wichita Wind Surge during the inaugural season at Riverfront Stadium as the AA Ball team for the Minnesota Twins. Jillian is enjoys watching the community fill the stands at Riverfront stadium to celebrate having baseball back in Wichita.

Jillian cares deeply for her family and friends and is eager to learn everything there is to know about Kansas and more about the state she calls home.  She is always up for a workout, meeting new people or catching a game!

Follow her on IG: @msjillianann Twitter: @jillianthomas22 Facebook: @JillianOnAir