- Jillian Warry
- Burlington Ontario
- TV Host.Weather Caster
- Animal Activist
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Jillian Reynolds, best known by her former name Jillian Barberie, is a Canadian actress and television hostess. She can be seen on the Los Angeles based show Good Day L.A.. She has also presented the weather on FOX NFL Sunday since the 2000 NFL season.
Reynolds was born Jillian Warry, in Burlington, Ontario. She is a graduate of 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, Canada, WSVN in Miami and KTTV in Los Angeles, both Fox affiliates. Her screen presence has earned her roles on several television dramas including Clueless, V.I.P., and Melrose Place. She also 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 James Brown, Howie Long and Terry Bradshaw. Reynolds became a national figure and earned significant fan interest.
In addition to her 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. 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). In 2006, Reynolds participated as a contestant on the Fox reality 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. She appeared in Maxim Magazine twice, making the cover in September of 2003. Also in 2003, Jillian came out of the closet as bisexual on on Howard Stern Show.(October 14, 2003)
Reynolds was once married (1996 - 2002) to former professional baseball player Bret Barberie, whose surname she kept until her marriage to Grant Reynolds. She 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.
Jillian married actor Grant Reynolds in a private ceremony on July 8, 2006. Barberie stated at the time she was legally changing her name to Jillian Reynolds, but keeping Barberie as her professional surname. She uses Reynolds as her name on Fox NFL Sunday.
In December 2006, People Magazine announced that she was pregnant with her first child due July 7 almost one year to the date she married Reynolds. It was officially announced by her on the morning of December 18, 2006, during the broadcast of Good Day L.A. She took a three month hiatus from the show beginning June 22, 2007, and on July 9, it was announced on Good Day L.A. that Jillian had her baby girl, Ruby Raven Reynolds, at 5pm on Friday, July 6, 2007. She weighed 6 lbs. and 12 oz. Jillian currently appears in NutriSystem commercials with former NFL players such as Dan Marino and Mike Golic, testifying how much weight they have lost. Jillian claimed to have lost over forty pounds.