Jill Lynette Cordes (born December 29, 1969 in Pullman, Washington) writes the Fearless Feisty Mama blog for Parents Magazine. She began her television career as a reporter in Rapid City, South Dakota. She became a general assignment reporter for KSFY-TV in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, then served as the morning anchor at KETV in Omaha, Nebraska, and eventually to Minneapolis, Minnesota as a reporter for WCCO-TV. Cordes was one of the original four finalists to serve as co-host to Barbara Walters on The View in 1999. She was host of the award-winning show The Best Of on the Food Network for six years, hosted HGTV program My First Place and appeared in a slew of other shows and webisodes including My First Baby.
She is a graduate of Penn State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism in 1992. She also earned a minor in political science.
Cordes is married to filmmaker Philip Johnston.