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|Also known as:||Jillian Reynolds|
|Born:||September 26, 1966|
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Jillian Reynolds (born September 26, 1966), best known by her former name Jillian Barberie, is a Canadian-American actress, television hostess, and sportscaster who some call "The Fox of Fox", since the majority of her entertainment resume involves working with various elements of the Fox/News Corporation empire -- including the FOX network, various Fox cable networks, and 20th Century Fox.
She can be seen on the Los Angeles-based morning show Good Day L.A.. She is also working for FOX Sports primarily, as the weather girl on FOX NFL Sunday since the 2000 NFL season except for the 2006 season.
 Early life
Reynolds was born Jillian Warry in Burlington, Ontario. She went to Assumption Catholic Secondary School and then went on to graduate from Mohawk College (Hamilton), with a diploma from their two-year program in broadcast journalism. After completing her diploma, she worked for a variety of television stations, including The Weather Network in Montreal, WSVN in Miami and KTTV in Los Angeles (WSVN and KTTV are Fox Entertainment Group|Fox affiliates).
Reynolds' screen presence has earned her roles on several television dramas including Clueless, V.I.P. and Melrose Place, as well as comedic turns on the popular sitcom Yes, Dear and the sketch comedy series MADtv. She hosted the TV show EX-treme Dating. In 2000, she was hired to present the national weather segment of Fox Sports FOX NFL Sunday pregame show, working opposite Curt Menefee, Howie Long and Terry Bradshaw. As a result of her scratchy gravel-laced voice, non-specific ethnic look, and affable on-camera personality, Reynolds became a national figure and earned significant fan interest in the male-dominated sports demographic highly valued by the financial, automotive, construction, and alcohol/food industries. One of the reasons she was hired to do several spots for Prestone antifreeze that aired during NFL game broadcasts was because of her recognition factor amongst males 18-54, one of the most sought-after demographics in the advertising industry; her voice was recognizable whether the viewer was watching the screen or not.
In addition to Reynolds' work on Good Day L.A., she worked on the national version of the show Good Day Live. However, she was ultimately fired from that show, ending her tenure there on June 4, 2004. Reynolds claims that she does not know why she was let go from the national program.
She served as the weather girl and entertainment reporter for FOX Sports during the 2002 Super Bowl, 2005 Super Bowl, and the 2008 Super Bowl. In 2005, she was Regis Philbin's co-host for his New Year's Eve special on FOX. She was also among a long list of possible candidates to succeed Philbin's former partner Kathie Lee Gifford on Philbin's popular syndicated Live with Regis and Kathie Lee show (Kelly Ripa was eventually chosen). She appeared in Maxim magazine twice, making the cover in September 2003. In 2006, Reynolds participated as a contestant on the FOX reality television show Skating with Celebrities, partnered with professional skater John Zimmerman and came in second place. She was an ice skater in her childhood. As of November 2006, she is the co-host of KTTV's That's So Hollywood with fellow KTTV/KCOP personality, Mark Thompson. As of August 2008, Reynolds appears in NutriSystem commercials with former NFL players Dan Marino and Mike Golic, testifying how much weight they have lost. She claims to have lost over forty pounds after the birth of her daughter.
Reynolds is also the host of American Idol Extra on Fox Reality Channel. She interviews the eliminated Idol that week and other guests who appear on the show.
 Personal life
Reynolds was once married (1996 - 2002) to former Major League Baseball player Bret Barberie, whose surname she kept until her marriage to actor Grant Reynolds in a private ceremony on July 8, 2006. She initially stated that she was legally changing her name to Jillian Reynolds, but keeping Barberie as her professional surname. However, she has since chosen to use Reynolds as her surname on Fox NFL Sunday but continued to retain Barberie for her NutriSystem commercials. As of April 2009, she is now using Reynolds in those ads.
Reynolds works for the prevention of cruelty to animals and has nine pets of her own - all of whom she has adopted from shelters. She has often said that she believes her "adoptive" nature is due to the fact that she herself was adopted.
In December 2006, People magazine said Reynolds was pregnant with her first child, due July 7. She officially announced her pregnancy the morning of December 18, 2006, during the broadcast of Good Day L.A. Reynolds took a three month hiatus from the show beginning June 22, 2007. On July 9, an announcement on Good Day L.A. stated that she had given birth to a baby girl, Ruby Raven Reynolds, on July 6, 2007 at 5 p.m. The baby weighed 6 lbs. and 12 oz. By naming the baby Ruby Raven, the couple used two of the three names they had agreed-upon as candidates.
- ↑ www.myfoxla.com/dpp/about_us/personalities/Jillian_Reynolds
- ↑ Marla Lehner (2006-07-11). Jillian Barberie Gets Married. People magazine. Retrieved on 2007-06-09.
- ↑ Jillian Barbarie ties the knot. canada.com (2006-09-11). Retrieved on 2007-06-09.
- ↑ Lisa Ingrassia (2006-12-15). Skating With Celebrities' Jillian Barberie Is Pregnant. People. Retrieved on 2007-07-09.
- ↑ Lisa Ingrassia (2007-07-09). Jillian Barberie Welcomes a Baby Girl. People. Retrieved on 2007-07-09.