Jillian Mahen started at WQAD in January 2021 as a fill-in anchor on Good Morning Quad Cities and became a full-time WQAD anchor and reporter in April 2021.
She currently anchors News 8 at 6:30.
Jillian comes to WQAD with nearly a decade of experience as a reporter, anchor and producer. Most recently she worked at NBC 5 in Chicago as a Sports Producer and Big Ten Network as a reporter, anchor and host on BTN Live.
Prior to that, she worked as a sports anchor and reporter in Knoxville, Tennessee and a multimedia journalist in South Bend, Indiana.
Jillian and her husband moved to the Quad City Area in September 2020 with their daughter Eleanor (Nora) and their pug George from Chicago. They enjoy exploring all the parks, trails and outdoor activities the QCA has to offer. Since it was the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic when they arrived, they're still working on exploring the restaurants and local businesses!
Although she is new to the Quad City Area, one of her favorite memories in her career was at Big Ten Network and covering the Hawkeyes 14-13 win over No. 2 Michigan in 2016.
Feel free to reach out to Jillian with story ideas at Jillian.Mahen@wqad.com