When you talk about women who have risen above just their beauty to become brains in issues that matter, you would be talking about Robin Meade, the beautiful and talented lead news anchor for HLN’s morning show Morning Express with Robin Meade. At her age and with the number of years she has put into the job, it is safe to say Robin has become something of a star. You may not know this but before she became so terribly good at being an anchor, she was many other things.
Robin Meade’s Bio, Age
Born Robin Michelle Meade on April 21, 1969, this stellar television personality grew up in New London, Ohio in a low-class family with her mother and father Linro Meade who was a coal mine worker but later became a minister in their local church. According to Robin, their lives changed for the better after her father became a minister. She attended New London High School from where she graduated and moved on to Malone University but later transferred to Ashland University from where she eventually graduated in 1991 with a degree in programming and performance and a minor in political science.
Of all the information flying around about Robin Meade’s childhood, not much has been said about her mother as it looks like she was much closer to her dad than she was with her mother. She also has a younger brother whose name is not known.
Robin Meade’s media career beginning was hectic as she tried to make it up the ladder of success as fast as possible. She began as a television personality/Newscaster at WMFD-TV Mansfield, Ohio where she was a reporter, from here she moved on to be an anchor as well as a reporter at WCMH-TV in Columbus and also at WJW-TV in Cleveland. She anchored at stations like WSVN-TV and WMAQ-TV where she had the opportunity of covering the 1996 Olympics including the bombing at the Centennial Olympic Park.
Sooner than expected, Robin made a move to HNL formerly known as CNN Headline News in 2001, where she anchored programs and coverages like Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. You could say her stay at HLN has been quite productive as she now hosts the Morning Express with Robin Meade with colleagues Bob Van Dillen, Mike Galanos and Jennifer Westhoven. The show has garnered a huge number of viewers and there seems to be no slowing down for Robin.
However, before she found massive fame as a television personality, Robin had participated in a pageantry that saw her become Miss Ohio in 1992. Banking on that success, she contested for Miss America but came out as a semi-finalist which in itself was a good feat.
Concerning her other endeavors, Robin Meade is a published author. Her first book entitled Morning Sunshine!: How to Radiate Confidence and Feel It Too was published in 2009 and as a country musician, her album titled Brand New Day was quite the hit.
Awards and Recognitions
For her many feats in the fields she chose, Robin has received some recognition and awards that prove how much of a hard worker she is. She has worked alongside big stars and celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Dr Phil McGraw, Suze Orman, and Dr Mehmet Oz. Her book also made it to New York Times Best Seller list on the section of “Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous”.
In 2002, Lycos recognised Robin as one of the most popular television news personalities in the broadcast news industry and in 2004 she scored 40% of the votes to become the “Sexiest Newscaster” through an online poll conducted by Playboy.com. The next year being 2005, she was the commencement speaker for her alma mater Ashland University’s 2005 graduation ceremonies and was also given the Young Alumnus Award for her achievements in broadcasting.
Prior to all of these the beautiful anchor achieved a regional Emmy Award for bravely covering the 1995 collision between a school bus and a train in Fox River Grove, Illinois.
Salary and Net Worth
Robin Meade’s net worth has been estimated from the decades of hard work she has invested into making a name and carving a niche for herself as a news anchor, a writer, a country musician and a television host. Her annual income was pegged at $400 thousand dollars which is not bad considering where she started from. But in all, she is said to have a net worth of $4.5 million.
Robin Meade’s Husband
The beauty has been off the dating world for quite some time now. She got married to the love of her life Tim Yeager in November 1993 and the two are still enjoying marital bliss till date. There have been no rumors trailing them unlike it is with other celebrity couples where there is always news of an impending divorce. This couple is certainly not breaking up anytime soon moreover, the union has not produced any children.
Feet, Legs, Measurements
There is no doubt that this beauty queen turned media personality is gorgeous in every sense of the word. This first became evident when she became Miss Ohio in 1992 and came up as a semi-finalist at the Miss America pageantry. She has a body that does not look a day over 30. Here are her body measurements:
Body shape: Hourglass
Breasts-Waist-Hips: 37-25-36 inches (94-64-91 cm)
Bra size: 34C
Height: 5’3” (160 cm)
Weight: 120 lbs (54 kg)