Known as ‘The FAB Mom’ on-air and online, Jill Simonian is creator of TheFABMom.com and author of the it-book for first time pregnancy The FAB Mom’s Guide: How to Get Over the Bump & Bounce Back Fast After Baby (Skyhorse, 2017) — a motivating guide for first-time moms to stay Focused After Baby (FAB).
Southern California television viewers know Jill well from her lively 200+ twice-weekly parenting segments & hot-topic talkers on KCBS-2 & KCAL-9 News between 2016-18 (a first regular parenting segment of their kind on Los Angeles television) that faced hot topics, offered tangible solutions for working & stay-at-home motherhood, solved perils of parenting and addressed self-care for women. Jill is national television regular — a Family Lifestyle Contributor seen on NBC’s TODAY Show & Access Hollywood LIVE, CBS’ The Doctors, KTLA-5’s Morning News (weekday & weekend), HLN’s Michaela & Across America and more. From 2013-14, Jill worked for Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family as the show’s first weekly on-air ‘Mom Expert/Contributor’.
Jill is a top writer/contributor for the family lifestyle website Mom.me, TODAY Parenting Team blogger and and writes a monthly family lifestyle column for her hometown newspaper The Fresno Bee. Jill’s famously-frank point-of-view on pregnancy and parenting has a loyal following and has been featured in Parents & Fit Pregnancy magazines, Babble, Working Mother, Redbook, First5LA, USWeekly, New York Family & LA Parent magazines, TODAY Show’s Parenting Team and more. Digital influencer and brand ambassador content creation includes work with Dove, Got Milk, Dreft, Enfamil, Caruso Properties (Americana at Brand in Glendale, CA), Skechers USA and dozens of mid-sized mom/family lifestyle brands. Prior to marriage and children, Jill was a full-time television host and entertainment reporter for programs on ReelzChannel, KTLA-5 Los Angeles News, Travel Channel, CNN/HLN and more.
Jill was born and raised in Fresno and is a graduate of Sanger High School. She attended UCLA and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies, with specialty study/performance in musical theater. Jill now lives in Southern California with her husband, plastic/reconstructive surgeon Dr. Andre Panossian and two elementary-aged daughters. Connect with Jill on Twitter & Instagram @jillsimonian.