Jill Zarin is one of the most successful and requested reality television stars in the entertainment business. Jill was the original Real Housewife of New York City for 4 seasons and was most recently on ABC’s hit show, Celebrity Wife Swap with her episode being one of the most highly rated of the season. Jill has well over one million fans between Facebook, Twitter and Instagram ,who follow Jill’s daily experiences through social media and her websites JillZarin.com, SkweezCouture.com, and JillZarinJewelry.com.
Jill appears regularly on a wide variety of national talk shows to address topics as diverse as politics, style, advice, and her Jill Zarin brand. Equally renowned as an engaging public speaker, she presents her ideas and advice to universities, major companies, international groups, and non-profit organizations across the country. Her diligence and creativity as a prominent businesswoman have resulted in creating the Jill Zarin Brand including “Jill Zarin Home” bedding, “Skweez Couture” shapewear, and Jill Zarin Jewelry. She co-wrote her first book, Secrets of a Jewish Mother, with her mother, Gloria Kamen, and her sister Lisa; host of The Lisa Wexler Show a daily talk radio show. Secrets of Jewish Mother is now in its third printing and has been translated into Japanese, Chinese and Russian.
Jill is a graduate from Simmons College School of Retail Management. She began her career in textiles as an Assistant Buyer in a Department store to become the Vice President of Jockey Hosiery. She joined her husband Bobby Zarin, owner of Zarin Fabric Warehouse – an institution on New York’s Lower East Side since 1936 – as a marketing consultant soon after they married. Jill is a licensed real estate salesperson in New York and is currently studying for her gemology exam She is devoted to her family and is a dedicated mother to daughter Allyson. She is also quite fond of the littlest member of the Zarin clan, Chihuahua Ginger.