Jill Martin is an Emmy Award-winning television personality, fashion expert, and co-author of the New York Times bestselling style guide “I Have Nothing to Wear!” and “Fashion for Dummies.” She is the NY Correspondent for Access Hollywood and a contributor on NBC’s TODAY known for her wildly popular “Ambush Makeover” and “Steals and Deals” segments. Jill is also a reporter for the New York Knicks, conducting celebrity interviews at halftime.
Jill’s passion for sports, entertainment news, and fashion fuse seamlessly both on and off the camera. Whether broadcasting live courtside or reporting from Hollywood, as CBS Sports director Jim Berry once said, “Jill Martin is the girl to ‘get-the-get.”
On TODAY, Jill discusses everything from the latest trends to how to shop on a budget. Jill has co-hosted the 4th hour of TODAY with Kathie-Lee Gifford and reported from The Emmys, Golden Globes, and Oscars. Jill was the New York correspondent for THE INSIDER. She conducted 1-1 in-depth interviews, covers red carpet events, and reports on the latest entertainment news.
A diehard sports fan, Jill broadcasts for the New York Knicks, reporting during pregame and postgame shows and conducting one-of-a-kind interviews at halftime. Her “Gimme-a-minute” segments are 60-second rapid-fire interviews with top celebrities sitting courtside, including such guests as Kevin Bacon, Ron Howard and Spike Lee.
Prior to joining MSG, Jill spent five years as a Sports Anchor/Reporter for CBS-4 (WFOR) in Miami. She reported and anchored the 6pm and 11pm newscasts and contributed to the pre and post games of the Dolphins broadcasts. She also covered the Marlins World Series victory in 2003, and was there for every step of the excitement when the Miami Heat won the championship in 2006. While at CBS, Jill was honored with an Emmy nomination for a story she did with the Dolphins Linebacker Junior Seau. Her exclusives include a week-long series with Shaquille O’Neal leading up to the 2006 Finals, along with the exclusive 1-1 with Canes Star Running Back Willis McGahee when he decided to go pro. Jill was the only reporter inside the Heat’s championship Shaq, Pat Riley, Dwyane Wade, and the gang.
Jill began her career as an assistant at The Maury Povich Show after interning at LIVE! with Regis and Kathie Lee and Geraldo. With experience with production under her designer belt, she soon began her broadcasting career in 1999. As the host of WAMI-TV’s Live, Jill reported on entertainment happenings in the Miami area, conducting celebrity interviews and covering special events. Following her time with Live, Jill spent a short time as a Hamptons reporter for News 12 Long Island, reporting on the entertainment scene and writing a corresponding feature in Dan’s Paper highlighting the summer’s must-haves.
From News 12, Jill landed a role as a Fashion Correspondent with Good Morning America on ABC where she highlighted the hottest fashion trends. After a year with ABC, Jill spent two years with the Miami Heat, sharing her passion for hoops as she hosted live broadcasts during timeouts and halftime, conducted fan and celebrity interviews and established in-depth reports on the players’ lives off the court.
In 2009, Jill earned two Emmy nominations in the “Societal Concerns: Program Feature/Segment” category for two features on MSG she produced and appeared in focusing on the Garden of Dream Foundation.
Jill Martin graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in communications.