Jilda Unruh

TopLine MD TV News Director

Director of Media and Client Engagement for Femwell Group Health, Inc.

Four-time Emmy Award Winning Investigative Journalist, Jilda Unruh, made a name for herself in big cities like Miami, Boston, and Minneapolis as a respected story teller throughout her 35-years in Television News uncovering jaw-dropping cases of Public Corruption.

Jilda's "tough-as-nails" investigative reporter instincts date back to the start of her career in Oklahoma. Jilda began her career at the CBS station in her hometown of Tulsa. Later, she would earn her nickname the "Pitbull in Pumps" as host of The Jilda Unruh Show, due to her relentless questioning of guests in Tulsa's first, live, studio talk show.

In 1988, she joined WPLG-TV, the ABC affiliate in Miami as weekend anchor. It's where she began her long love affair with investigative journalism focusing on public corruption and it is where she won the first of her four Emmys. In 1994, she left Miami for the NBC station in Boston where she earned several Edward R. Murrow awards and won two more Emmys. After three years she went to the CBS O&O station in Minneapolis as Chief Investigative Reporter. After returning to WPLG in 1999, she unleashed her unrelenting passion for justice on a school district that was largely ignored by most media outlets.

In 2015, Jilda made the transition from conventional TV news to digital content creation. She left the CBS O&O in Miami where she was an Investigative Producer to join TopLine MD as their News Director for digital content on TopLine MD TV.


Four-time Emmy Award Winner


National Gracie Award


Edward R. Murrow Award


The Sunshine State Award

 

Education

Affiliations

Undergraduate Degree

  • Vanderbilt University

FEMA Recognized Basic PIO Class

The Pit Bull in Pumps, LLC