Morning Express with Robin Meade
Robin Meade is American journalist and television talk show host. She
is best known as the lead anchor for HNL's morning television news
program “Morning Express with Robin Meade” (2005-present).
Meade is also an accomplished singer.
Meade resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, Tim Yeager, their cat and two dogs.
Childhood and Family:
Robin Michelle Meade was born on April 21, 1969, in New London, Ohio.
She graduated from New London High School. She attended Ashland
University and Malone University, where she took radio/television
production, programming and performance major with a minor
in political science. In 1991, she graduated with a major in
programming and performance.
On November 6, 1993, Robin married Tim Yeager. She has a dog named
Rocco, which audiences named based on her show's title at the time,
“Morning Express with Robin Meade” (2005).
Brand New Day
After college, Robin Meade scored a success on the beauty pageant by
winning the title of Miss Ohio 1992. She went on to participate in the
Miss America pageant, where she was a top ten finalist. Meade kicked
off her broadcasting career in Mansfield, Ohio as a reporter at
WMFD-TV. She went on to become an anchor and reporter at WCMH-TV in
Columbus, Ohio, and at WJW-TV in Cleveland. She then worked as the
morning news anchor of WSVN-TV's “Today in Florida” in
Miami Florida. There she also served as the station's noon anchor and
Next up for Meade, she joined NBC Chicago affiliate WMAQ-TV in which
she began as an anchor in the morning newscasts and then served as
co-anchor in the weekend newscasts. She also served as a general
assignment correspondent for the station. During her stint with the NBC
affiliate, she reported the 1996 Olympics, which included special
covering on the Centennial Olympic Park bombing.
Since 2001, Meade has worked with HLN (then known as “CNN
Headline News”). She has anchored the network's coverage of
Operation Enduring Freedom and that from Operation Iraqi Freedom
in spring of 2003.
In 2009, Meade began her work as a host on HNL's “Morning Express
with Robin Meade” on weekday mornings, along with Ryan
Smith, Bob Van Dillen, Jennifer Westhoven and Carlos Diaz.
In September of that year, Meade launched her book, “Morning
Sunshine: How to Radiate Confidence and Feel It, Too.” It reached
No. 12 on the “Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous” section
of the New York Times Best Seller list on the first week of its
On June 21, 2011, Meade released a country music album, “Brand
New Day” under Warner Group Music label. It reached No. 58 on the
US Country Albums chart and No. 24 on the US Heat chart. A single
titled “Dirty Laundry” was released to country radio in
that same year. Meade also once performed the song “Alexander's
Ragtime Band” for President George Bush at a campaign rally
and sang the “Star Spangled Banner” as part the
NASCAR Sprint Cup pre-race activities for both the 2012 Coke Zero 400
and the 2013 Coca-Cola 600.