Heart of Illinois ABC is proud to welcome back Donnie Tillman to the Heart of Illinois.
Tillman can be seen weekday mornings on Good Morning Illinois from 5:00 – 7:00am starting Monday, March 18th. He will join morning anchor Jessica Cook and meteorologist Joe Puma, as co-anchor of Heart of Illinois’ fastest growing morning newscast.”
“We are thrilled to have Donnie re-join our team”, Heart of Illinois ABC News Director Lon Lucas said. “Donnie has been covering news in Peoria/Bloomington/Normal for years. I know Donnie’s loyal fans are excited to see him return to the anchor desk and watch him every morning with Jess and Joe.”
Tillman, an Illinois native, graduated Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. He started his television career here in the Heart of Illinois at HOI-ABC in 2006. In 2009 Donnie moved to WMBD and anchored the morning news. He was there until moving to WICS in Springfield, IL in 2014.
“Working in Springfield was a great opportunity, but I really missed being in the Heart of Illinois”, Tillman said. “And now to be back at the station where my television career began is really exciting, especially to work with Jess and Joe each morning.”
Donnie is married to Brandi. They have a daughter, Tayen, and two dogs (Tito and Jackson). In his spare time, Donnie enjoys softball and football. He is a loyal Chicago Bears and White Sox fan.