Jill Rackmill is an Investigative Producer whose work has appeared on the ABC News shows World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, Nightline, 20/20, Primetime Thursday and Good Morning America. Since joining ABC News in 1998, she has worked exclusively with ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross.
Rackmill recently returned from Baghdad, where ABC’s investigative team reported on secret Iraqi intelligence documents, the failure of the U.S. to protect sensitive biological sites, and the horrors inside Iraq’s prisons and torture chambers.
Rackmill worked extensively on the investigative unit’s coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, for which the team won an Emmy Award and the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award. She obtained exclusive audio tapes of transmissions from the cockpit of hijacked United Flight 93. Her report on an air traffic controller who worked one of the hijacked planes won a Gracie Award and a National Headliner Award.
She has also covered campaign finance, the scandal inside the Catholic Church, and corruption on Wall Street.
Rackmill began her career as an NBC News intern, and worked as an associate producer at Dateline NBC. She is a 1993 graduate of Cornell University, where she was managing editor of the campus daily newspaper, The Cornell Daily Sun.