Robin Meade

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Robin Meade
Robin Meade.jpg
Meade at Fort Benning, Georgia
Born Robin Michelle Meade
(1969-04-21) April 21, 1969 (age 49)
New London, Ohio, U.S.
Education Ashland University
Malone University
Occupation Journalist, host, singer
Notable credit(s) Lead news anchor for Morning Express with Robin Meade on Turner's HLN
Spouse(s) Tim Yeager
Relatives Blake Shelton (fourth cousin)

Robin Michelle Meade (born April 21, 1969) is an American journalist and television news anchor. She is the lead news anchor for HLN's morning show Morning Express with Robin Meade. Meade is a former Miss Ohio and began her broadcasting career with local stations in that state. She joined HLN in 2001. She has won a regional Emmy Award. Meade released a country music album in 2011 and a second one in 2013.

Early life[edit]

Meade grew up in New London, Ohio, and graduated from New London High School.[1] She attended Malone University and Ashland University, where she majored in radio/television production, programming and performance and minored in political science.[1] She graduated in 1991 with a major in programming and performance.

Career[edit]

In 1992, Meade became Miss Ohio,[2] and was a semi-finalist in the Miss America pageant.[3]

Meade began her career in broadcasting as a reporter at WMFD-TV in Mansfield, Ohio.[4] She then worked as an anchor and reporter at WCMH-TV in Columbus, Ohio, and at WJW-TV in Cleveland.[5] Later, she got a job in Miami, Florida as the morning news anchor of WSVN-TV's Today in Florida and also served as the station's noon anchor and health reporter.[5]

She went on to work at NBC Chicago affiliate WMAQ-TV where she started anchoring the morning newscasts and then co-anchored the weekend newscasts and also served as a general assignment correspondent for the station. During her tenure with the NBC affiliate, she covered the 1996 Olympics, which included special reporting on the Centennial Olympic Park bombing.

She then joined HLN, then known as CNN Headline News. Meade anchored the network's coverage of Operation Enduring Freedom as well as that from Operation Iraqi Freedom in spring of 2003. She is based in CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta. Her first day on-air at HLN was September 11, 2001.[6] Meade hosts Morning Express with Robin Meade on HLN on weekday mornings, along with Bob Van Dillen, Jennifer Westhoven and Mike Galanos.

She wrote a book titled Morning Sunshine!: How to Radiate Confidence and Feel It Too. It was released on September 10, 2009. She has referred to it as a "non-fiction / motivational / inspirational / how-to / autobiographical book." It debuted at No. 12 on the "Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous" section of the New York Times Best Seller list.[7]

In 2011, Meade was the moderator on the Oprah Winfrey Network show Ask Oprah's All Stars with Dr. Phil McGraw, Suze Orman and Dr. Mehmet Oz.

On June 21, 2011, Meade released a country music album titled Brand New Day. A single, "Dirty Laundry," was released to country radio. Meade was featured on the cover of the January/February 2011 issue of Making Music magazine and in an article about her experiences with recreational music. Meade sang the "Star Spangled Banner" as part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup pre-race activities for the 2010 Toyota/Save Mart 350, the 2012 Coke Zero 400 and the 2013 Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day Weekend.

Awards[edit]

Meade won a regional Emmy Award for her efforts covering the 1995 collision between a school bus and a train in Fox River Grove, Illinois, that killed seven and injured more than 24 teenagers. She was nominated for a regional Emmy for her report on how to decrease chances of injury in survivable plane crashes.

In 2002, Meade was recognized by Lycos as one of the top 20 most popular television news personalities in the broadcast news industry.[8] In 2004, she was voted "Sexiest Newscaster" by a Playboy.com online poll, with 40% of the vote (16,145 votes over a total of 40,380).[9]

She won Ashland University's Young Alumnus Award for her achievements in broadcasting and served as the commencement speaker for the university's 2005 graduation ceremonies.[10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
US Country US Heat
Brand New Day 58 24
Count On Me
  • Release date: June 11, 2013
  • Label: Warner Music Group
58 29

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2011 "Dirty Laundry" Brand New Day
2013 "Get Up" Count On Me

Personal life[edit]

Meade married Tim Yeager on November 6, 1993.

On June 6, 2017, Meade revealed that Blake Shelton is a distant cousin.[11][12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leggett, Steve. "About Robin Meade". Country Music Television. Viacom. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Mansfield woman new Miss Ohio". Toledo Blade. Associated Press. June 15, 1992. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Florida woman crowned Miss America". The Day. Associated Press. September 20, 1992. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
  4. ^ "CNN Newscaster Got Her Start At WMFD". WMFD-TV. 10 May 2005. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Robin Meade". CNN. Turner Broadcasting System. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  6. ^ "Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2013-10-23.
  7. ^ "Robin Meade's Morning Sunshine! a NY Times Best Seller - TVNewser". Mediabistro.com. 2009-09-26. Archived from the original on 2010-04-03. Retrieved 2013-10-23.
  8. ^ Schatz, Aaron (2002-09-16). "Top TV News Personalities". The Lycos 50. Lycos. Archived from the original on 2006-11-23. Retrieved 2006-12-06.
  9. ^ "Hard News". Playboy.com. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved 2006-12-06.
  10. ^ "CNN TV - Anchors/Reporters:Robin Meade". Retrieved May 22, 2010.
  11. ^ "HLN's Robin Meade learns that Blake Shelton is her cousin". YouTube. 2017-06-06. Retrieved 2018-01-11.
  12. ^ Robin MeadeVerified account (2017-06-06). "Robin Meade on Twitter: "I thought it was BS when they told me who my celebrity cousin is, & it WAS! @BlakeShelton! #OurJourneysHome https://t.co/ONO6tRSK8C"". Twitter.com. Retrieved 2018-01-11. External link in |title= (help)

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Renee Autherson
Miss Ohio
1992
Succeeded by
Titilayo Adedokun