She was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1963 and raised in British Columbia where she studied journalism at The British Columbia Institute of Technology and graduated with her BCIT Diploma of Technology in Broadcast Communications in 1986. She started her career at CKPG in Prince George, followed by a challenging year at CFRE in Regina. Next was the move east to Atlantic Satellite Network in Halifax where she worked for six years, hosting everything from major newscasts to becoming one of the original anchors of the popular Breakfast Television. ASN awarded her a GOLD CANPRO* for her work. In 1995, she returned to her home in British Columbia where she joined BCTV as a junior news anchor beginning with the Weekend Morning and Noon News. In September 2001, she took over the reins of News Hour Final, weeknights on Global BC, from Ted Chernecki who returned to reporting. Occasionally, she sub hosts for Global BC News Hour and Global National. Most recently, Jill Krop was the host of Unfiltered on BC1, and had quite regularly anchored the Early News following Deborra Hope's retirement. Besides television, Jill works in radio as a relief talk show host on CKNW AM-980.
On April 10, 2015, Shaw Media announced that Jill Krop had been appointed News Director and Station Manager for Global BC, effective immediately. Her new role means she is leaving as host of the BC1 show, Unfiltered.
She has played small roles in television and film, usually as a TV reporter or news anchor. (Late 1990s to current).
Jill Krop and her News Hour Final is currently ranked #1 in the late local news share in BC. Mi-Jung Lee and CTV News at 11:30 is ranked #2, Roger Petersen and CityNews Tonight is ranked #3, Jennifer Crosby and CH News Final is ranked #4, and Cheryl Bloxham of A-Channel News at 11 (formerly VI-News) is ranked #5. / Source: BBM InfoSysTV, 1 Sep 2004 - 30 April 2005
Jill Krop has donated her time over the years as master of ceremonies for various fundraising events. She has hosted such events for BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, Influential Women in Business Awards, Gold Georgie Award Winners 2003, 2005 BC Export Awards Gala, and most notably co-hosting both Variety Club Show of Hearts and The Children's Miracle Network Telethon, aired on Global BC.
Krop and her partner, Burnaby firefighter Dave Samson, had their first child, a son, on Tuesday April 22, 2008 announced the birth on various Global BC newscasts on Thursday, April 24, 2008.