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jill ciminillo
Works at Sinclair Broadcast Group
Attended University of Missouri–Columbia
Lived in Ft. Wayne, IN
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Anything that helps to keep teens safe is a good idea ... 
 
Cool tech alert! http://bit.ly/1bjXcHW #Chevrolet  
For the 2016 model year, Chevrolet is getting in the teenage safety game with the all-new Malibu and its Teen Driver system.
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My new compulsion is finding these hidden gems.
Ever since I test drove the 2015 Jeep Renegade and discovered all the hidden “Easter eggs” designed into the interior and exterior of the vehicle, I’ve been obsessed with finding sneaky design elements in cars.
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On Auto Matters today ...
 
Sometimes, it's all about details => http://bit.ly/1wKimDb
While the little details may not be what get you into a dealership for the initial test drive, they can help seal the deal. Sometimes details are quirky or cool. But when I see them, they always draw a response.
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On my blog today ... 
 
This totally made me LOL. The guy who kept telling her to shift had me rolling ... #Ford #ValentinesDay
When I first started writing about cars, people called me “Honey” a lot. And it was often followed by some level of condescension, including — more often than not — a pat on the head. My favorite was when I attended a press event, and I beelined for the car with a manual transmission. Just... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/drive-she-said/2015/02/happy-valentines-day-ford-pranks-unsuspecting-speed-daters/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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I did love this car. Even in snow. 
Once I got behind the wheel, I have to admit I completely forgot I was driving a convertible. It was warm, quiet and luxurious in all the right places.
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Anyone care to share more cup holders?
 
Sound off on cup holders in cars! What are the best and worst?
Not all cup holders are created equal. Some are too small. Some don’t grip your beverages well enough. And some are totally ill-placed.
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my review of the mazda mx-5. so ready for convertible weather!!
 
Our review of the 2015 +Mazda USA #MX5.
Sure there’s the Chevrolet Corvette and the Nissan 370Z, which are both fine vehicles. But when you get into the likes of affordable two-seaters, you’re looking at, well, a class of one: The Mazda MX-5 Miata.
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Had a blast driving the new +Jeep #Renegade. Really impressed with #Trailhawk. 
The all-new Jeep Renegade is in a class of one. It’s a Janus-faced vehicle that is equal parts urban chic and off-road gruff.
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Teamed up with +MotoManTV at #CAS15  to do a LiveStream from the show floor. While this isn't the full stream, here's a clip from my overview of the +Kia Motors Worldwide Trail'ster concept. What do you think ... Should they build it? http://www.chicagonow.com/drive-she-said/2015/02/should-kia-build-the-trailster-concept/
At the 2015 Chicago Auto Show, I teamed up with MotoManTV to do a LiveStream from the floor of the Show. The entire episode lasts an hour, so if you’re looking for a little background noise while you work and you like cars, it’s definitely worth a watch. But, if you’re looking for something a... <a href="http://www.chicagonow.com/drive-she-said/2015/02/should-kia-build-the-trailster-concept/" class="more-link">Read more »</a>
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My newest review. Definitely a car I wanted to keep.
 
Just posted a new review of the  +Jaguar USA  #Ftype  ... It may be cold outside in the Midwest, but we're having hot thoughts today ... 
There are certain cars that make your belly flip. -- just by the sound of the engine revving. One of those cars in my book is the Jaguar F-Type V-8 S Convertible.
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Have to say I enjoyed writing this ... and searching for all the inside jokes! :) 
 
Gotta love a good Easter egg hunt! #Jeep  #Renegade
When I heard that the designers had left a series of Easter eggs buried throughout the 2015 Jeep Renegade, I obsessively searched every square inch of the compact utility vehicle until I found them all.
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My review of the +Toyota USA #Prius ...
 
Check out our +Toyota USA  #Prius  review ... #Hybrid 
Even though the 2014 and 2015 models don’t get any significant changes, the Prius is kind of like Old Faithful. It runs like clockwork, and you’ll always know what you’re getting.
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Occupation
Social media director by day, auto writer by night
Employment
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group
    Automotive Editor, 2014 - present
  • Barrington Broadcasting
    Social Media Director, 2010 - 2014
  • Make It Better
    Editor in Chief, 2008 - 2009
  • Sun-Times Media Group
    Online Automotive Editor, 2006 - 2008
  • Pioneer Press Newspapers
    AutoMotive Editor, Sr. Special Sections Editor, 2001 - 2006
  • Pioneer Press Newspapers
    Marketing Coordinator, 2001 - 2001
  • BtoB Magazine, Crain Communications
    Editorial Assistant, 1999 - 2000
  • Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity
    Assistant Director of Communications, 1998 - 1999
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Ft. Wayne, IN - Kalamazoo, MI - Noblesville, IN - Ballwin, MO - Liberty, MO - Oxford, England - Columbia, MO - Lakeland, FL - Indianapolis, IN - Chicago, IL
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auto writer, social media director, marathon runner
Introduction
In my 9-to-5 life, I'm a social media student, experimenter, teacher and doer. I won't use the word guru ... and you should be wary of anyone who does. In my ninja spy life, I'm simply a girl who writes about cars.
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Jill Ciminillo is currently ranked the No. 1 auto blogger per her Klout score.
Education
  • University of Missouri–Columbia
    Journalism
  • William Jewell College
    Oxbrigde English Language and Literature
  • University of Oxford
    English Literature
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