- Robin Meade
name = Robin Michelle Meade
birth_date = birth date and age|1969|4|21
New London, Ohio
Ashland University, Malone College
Morning Express with Robin Meade
Robin Michelle Meade (born
April 21, 1969) is the lead news anchorfor CNN Headline News' morning show " Morning Express with Robin Meade".
The daughter of a minister, Meade grew up in
New London, Ohioand graduated from New London High School. She attended Malone College and Ashland University. She graduated in 1991 with a major in radio/television production, programming and performance. In 1992 she became Miss Ohioand was a top ten finalist in the Miss Americapageant. She's been married to Tim Yeager since 1993, and has a dog named Rocco, which viewers named based on her show's title at the time, "Robin & Company". In late June 2008, she lost her 8 year old dog, Lexa, to cancer.
Meade began her career in broadcasting as a reporter at
WMFD-TVin Mansfield, Ohio. She then worked as an anchor and reporter at WCMH-TVin Columbus, Ohio, and at WJW-TVin Cleveland. Later, she got a job as the morning news anchor of WSVN-TV's "Today in Florida" in Miami. She also served as the station's noon anchor and health reporter.
She went on to work at
NBC Chicagoaffiliate WMAQ-TVwhere 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
CNN, where she works now. Among many other stories, Meade anchored the network's coverage of Operation Enduring Freedomas well as that from Operation Iraqi Freedom in spring of 2003. She is based in CNN's world headquarters in Atlanta.
Meade currently hosts
Morning Express with Robin Meadeon CNN Headline Newson weekday mornings, along with Richard Lui, Bob Van Dillen, Jennifer Westhoven, and Rafer Weigel.
She is currently writing an autobiography due out in 2009. She has referred to it as a "non-fiction/motivational/inspirational/how-to/autobiographical book."
Meade won a regional
Emmy Awardfor 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 Emmyfor her report on how to decrease chances of injury in survivable plane crashes.
In 2002, Meade was recognized by
Lycosas one of the top 20 most popular television news personalities in the broadcast news industry. [cite web
url = http://50.lycos.com/091602.asp
title = Top TV News Personalities
accessdate = 2006-12-06
last = Schatz
first = Aaron
date = 2002-09-16
work = The Lycos 50
Lycos] In 2004, she was voted "Sexiest Newscaster" by a Playboy.comonline poll, with 40% of the vote (16,145 votes over a total of 40,380) [cite web
url = http://www.playboy.com/sex/features/newscasters/
title = Hard News
accessdate = 2006-12-06
* [http://www.cnn.com/CNN/anchors_reporters/meade.robin.html Profile on CNN.com]
* [http://mxp.blogs.cnn.com/ Morning Express blog] with posts by Robin and the crew
* [http://rss.cnn.com/services/podcasting/robinmeade/rss.xml Robin's weekly podcast feed]
*imdb name|id=1738583|name=Robin Meade
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