Reality TV, modeling, reporting, and acting – Jill Nicolini has done it all. In recent years, however, she has focused more on reporting, moderating, and presenting on CBS TV. Nicolini is also a traffic reporter on WPIX 11 in New York City, a role she took on in the spring of 2017.
Jill Nicolini Bio
Jill Marie Nicolini was born on 10 January 1978 in Farmingville, New York. She attended Sachem South High School, which she graduated from in 1996. It may surprise you to know that Nicolini has not only one, but two degrees. Yay! She’s far from being just a pretty face with a hot body. According to her LinkedIn profile, Nicolini attended Stony Brook University from 1996 to 1998, where she studied pre-medicine.
She then studied at Suffolk County Community College, where she earned an Associate degree in Communications and Media Studies in 1999. She immediately returned to school, this time to the New York Institute of Technology, where she earned a Master’s degree in Communications and Media Studies in 2001.
Before starting her career professionally, Nicolini was involved in show business, modeling, and acting. She won the crown of Miss Long Island in 2002 but was stripped of the title in 2002 when it turned out that she had posed nude for Playboy’s Magazine’s special issue of College Girls in 2001. As a result, she could no longer compete for the Miss New York Crown.
To make ends meet, she continued working as a model and got small roles in some movies.
Then Jill got a job as a hostess for an NHL team. While she was doing this job, she was picked up by the makers of the reality TV show Fox, Married by America. On the show, she was matched with former professional baseball player Kevin Gallaher, one of five couples that made up the show. Jill and Kev won the show but did not marry due to a series of problems. As a result, they lost the $500,000 prize offered by Fox.
Nicolini, who was finished with reality TV, got her first professional job as a reporter at Tribune Broadcasting’s WPIX in March 2004. She worked as a weekday morning traffic reporter and remained with the media company for 7 years and 7 months, which she left in September 2011.
Nicolini then moved to WNYW, Channel 5 of the Fox News Channel, as an entertainment and feature reporter. Her tenure lasted just over two years. In October 2013, she began working as an entertainment reporter for CBS 2. Whenever possible, Nicolini accepts appearances as an actress. Her most recent films include Annie (2014) and Zizi and Honeyboy (2018).
As far as we know, Nicolini has never been married before, but there is a twist somewhere. Their first marriage could have easily been with Kevin Gallaher, but they never made it to the altar.
Jill’s had a few relationships in the past that the media knew about. In 2008, she met with Opie and Anthony radio show host Anthony Cumia. Their relationship was short-lived, however, as they broke up after Jill caught him in bed with a 20-year-old blonde who later turned out to be a porn star.
— Jill Nicolini (@JillNicolini) April 1, 2014
Jill then began dating hedge fund manager Joseph Di Virgilio. The outcome of this relationship remains unknown to the media, however. It was also the last time that the details of Jill’s romantic life became public. As a result, her fans were shocked when she announced in 2014 that she was expecting a child.
A few months later she gave birth to a son and named him Austin Thomas. According to the photos she published on social media, it became clear that the father of her son is a certain Peter Khachaturian.
Peter and Jill started twittering together in October 2014, the same year Austin was born. In one tweet she referred to Peter as her Armenian friend and indicated that they lived in the same room.
Any more evidence? In February 2017 Nicolini welcomed a second child, a son named Jackson Henry. She went to her Facebook page to announce the birth of the boy and marked Peter, who was present at the hospital, with the post. The profile photo on Peter’s Facebook and the Instagram page shows himself and Jill with the two children.
We also dug deeper into Nicolini’s page and found that she also published family pictures of herself and Peter with the two boys. With all this evidence it is clear that Peter Khachaturian is the father of Jill Nicolini’s sons. Whether they are married or not remains a mystery.
According to Peter’s LinkedIn profile, he works as a sales representative for Dave Bofill Marine Inc. and was the previous owner of Photo Plus Inc.
5 Facts About the Reporter and Former Model
1. Jill Nicolini stands at 5 feet 6 inches tall
2. Her mother Michelle lost her battle against cancer in 2017. In October 2015 she was diagnosed with stage 4 small cell lung cancer and was given no more than 2 years to live. Jill even started a GoFundMe site to raise funds for her mother.
3. Nicolini is actively involved with several charities, including the John Theissen Children’s Foundation and PETA.
4. She spent her 2009 and 2010 Christmas holidays in Iraq, where she helped connect troops to their families via live satellite
5. She is a serial poster on social media. You can learn all about Jill’s day by simply visiting one of her social media sites. She is an open book, so to speak.