Robin Meade


Robin Meade

Infobox journalist


name = Robin Michelle Meade
birth_date = birth date and age|1969|4|21
birth_place = New London, Ohio
education = Ashland University, Malone College
credits = Morning Express with Robin Meade

Robin Michelle Meade (born April 21, 1969) is the lead news anchor for CNN Headline News' morning show "Morning Express with Robin Meade".

Background

The daughter of a minister, Meade grew up in New London, Ohio and 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 Ohio and was a top ten finalist in the Miss America pageant. 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.

Career

Meade began her career in broadcasting as a reporter at WMFD-TV in Mansfield, Ohio. She then worked as an anchor and reporter at WCMH-TV in Columbus, Ohio, and at WJW-TV in 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 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 CNN, where she works now. Among many other stories, 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.

Meade currently hosts Morning Express with Robin Meade on CNN Headline News on 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."

Awards

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. [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
publisher = Lycos
] 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) [cite web
url = http://www.playboy.com/sex/features/newscasters/
title = Hard News
accessdate = 2006-12-06
work = Playboy.com
]

References

External links

* [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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