Melanie Lee Robbins
October 6, 1968
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College |
Boston College Law School
|Known for||The Mel Robbins Show, The View|
|The 5 second rule|
Melanie Robbins (born Schneeberger on October 6, 1968) is an American lawyer, television host, author, and motivational speaker. Robbins is known for covering the George Zimmerman trial for CNN; her TEDx talk, How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over; and her book, The 5 Second Rule.
She suffered from depression and anxiety and was diagnosed with ADD. She studied human behaviour for approximately 25 years.
Early life and education
Prior to joining CNN as a legal analyst, Robbins worked as a criminal defense attorney and hosted Cox Media Group's The Mel Robbins Show, A&E's Monster In-Laws, and Fox's Someone's Gotta Go.
In 2011, Robbins published Stop Saying You're Fine: Discover a More Powerful You. She spoke at TEDx San Francisco about a psychological trick that she termed "the five second rule". Her talk, viewed more than 20 million times on YouTube as of August 2019[update], launched her public speaking career. According to Speaking.com, Robbins is the most-booked woman on the speaking circuit.
On February 28, 2017, Robbins released her second book, The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage. It was the top non-fiction book on Audible and sixth most-read book on Amazon in 2017. It was named Audible's 2017 Book of the Year in the category of Self-Development.
Her syndicated daytime talk show with Sony Pictures Television, The Mel Robbins Show, premiered on September 16, 2019. On January 29, 2020, Sony announced that the show would be canceled following its first season due to low ratings.
In 1996, she married entrepreneur Christopher Robbins. She has three children.
- Stop Saying You're Fine: Discover a More Powerful You. Harmony, 2011. Also published with the subtitle The No-BS Guide to Getting What You Want.
- The 5 Second Rule: Transform Your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage. Savio Republic, 2017.
- Lois Smith Brady (March 12, 2006). "Mel Schneeberger and Christopher Robbins". The New York Times. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
- Robbins, Mel. "Mel Robbins on day five in the Zimmerman trial: "It's kind of shocking, what the prosecution let the defense get away"". CNN. Retrieved 2015-02-28.
- TEDx Talks (2011-06-11), How to stop screwing yourself over | Mel Robbins | TEDxSF, retrieved 2019-04-23
- Franklin, MJ. "Amazon's top books of 2017 reflect the crazy-ass year we just lived through". Mashable. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
- "Big changes coming!". Facebook. Fox4 News Kansas City. 2019-08-20. Retrieved 2019-08-20.
- Rachel Baker (November 2007). "Mel Robbins Is Not the Bashful Type". Boston. Retrieved June 2, 2015.
- Salerno, Heather (Jan–Feb 2018). "5 Seconds To Launch". Dartmouth Alumni Magazine. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
- Konecky, Chad; Wolkoff, Kate (2015). "It Takes Two". Boston College Law School Magazine. Retrieved 2019-05-25.
- "About — Mel Robbins". Mel Robbins. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
- on YouTube. Published 2011-06-11.
- "Mel Robbins | Speaker Agency, Speaking Fee, Videos". SPEAKING.com Keynote Speakers Bureau. Retrieved 2019-04-23.
- "This Year in Books by Amazon Charts". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
- Take Control of Your Life.
- Kick Ass with Mel Robbins.
- Andreeva, Denise Petski,Nellie; Petski, Denise; Andreeva, Nellie (2018-10-30). "Mel Robbins Syndicated Daytime Talk Show Set For Fall 2019 Launch". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-04-23.
- "Mel Robbins Syndicated Daytime Talk Show Cleared In 90% Of U.S. For September Launch". Deadline Hollywood. April 24, 2019.
- Albiniak, Paige. "SPT Debuts 'The Mel Robbins Show'". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2019-09-17.
- "'Mel Robbins Show' Ending After One Season in Syndication". The Hollywood Reporter. January 29, 2020.
- "2014 Gracie Awards Winners". Allwomenmedia.org. Archived from the original on February 26, 2015. Retrieved 2015-02-28.
- Robbins, Mel (2011). Stop saying you're fine : discover a more powerful you (1st ed.). New York: Crown Archetype. ISBN 9780307716729. OCLC 676726663.
- Robbins, Mel (2017). The 5 second rule : transform your life, work, and confidence with everyday courage. [Place of publication not identified]: Savio Republic. ISBN 9781682612385. OCLC 952648186.
- "Smashwords Self-Published Bestseller List, April 2017". www.publishersweekly.com. 2017-06-16. Retrieved 2019-05-24.