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Jillian Mele | Biography

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  • Full Name Jillian Mele
  • Occupation Reporter, News Anchor, Host
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Pennsylvania, USA
  • Birth Date Sep 17, 1982
  • Age 39 Years, 2 Months
Former Co-host of the Fox News channel's 'Fox & Friends First'

Jillian Mele | Biography

Jillian Mele won two Emmys along with her team for her work at WCAU-TV (NBC 10) in Philadelphia

Jillian Mele is popularly known as the co-host of the Fox News channel's early morning talk show 'Fox & Friends First,' which aired on weekdays. On 29 October 2021, she announced quitting the show to continue her studies.   


Jillian Mele is an American news anchor and reporter well known as the co-host of the Fox News channel's Fox & Friends First.

Who is Jillian Mele?

Jillian Mele is popularly known as the co-host of the Fox News channel's early morning talk show Fox & Friends First, which aired on weekdays. On 29 October 2021, she announced quitting the show to continue her studies.   

The BA graduate started working as a sports anchor in a local television channel in Presque Isle, Maine, and WIVT-TV in Binghamton, New York. Later, she moved to work for WCAU-TV (NBC 10) in Philadelphia for seven years. At WCAU-TV, Mele managed to stand out and won an Emmy for her team's Olympics coverage. 

Mele also worked on other shows and projects, such as Breakfast on Broad, and won a second Emmy for her tailgate special in the show. She had also hosted a Philadelphia Eagled post-game program called Endgame. She joined Fox News in 2017.

Despite her successful career, she is also known for her beautiful physical features. She also has a large Instagram following. 

Early Life and Education

Mele was born on 17 September 1982, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Thomas Mele and Roseanne. She was raised in Glenside, Pennsylvania, and attended a secondary school located within her hometown. 

From an early age, Jillian taught herself how to make money by working at a grocery store. Jillian grew up watching a lot of professional hockey and was also devoted to dancing. She danced ballet, tap, and jazz for nearly 13 years. 

In 2005, Mele graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Arts and Communication from La Salle University in Philadelphia. Mele is 39 years as of 2021. 

'Fox & Friends First'

In March 2017, Mele joined Fox News to co-anchor the network's early morning talk show Fox & Friends First, along with Rob Schmitt. After Schmitt left the show in 2020, Mele continued to host the program with Carley Shimkus and Todd Piro. 

The early morning show happened to be a pre-game show for the morning show Fox & Friends. In the show, Mele reports on the latest news headlines and daily news developments. 

On 29 October 2021, Mele announced her exit from the show. Mele added that she had would return to her hometown Philadelphia and do Masters in Business Administration at La Salle University, where she had done her under-graduation.

"Today is my last day here at fox News," she said and added, "You are family. And I feel so blessed to have had this time here but, ultimately I had to do what was right for me and I thank you for welcoming me into your home every single morning."

Net Worth and Salary 

Mele earns between $31,000 and $191,000 per month for her work at Fox News. According to Briefly, she has an estimated net worth of $990 thousand. 

Is Jillian Mele married?

Jillian Mele is not yet married, and there is no information about her relationship. However, in 2020, there were rumors about Jillian and Rob dating. But, it was left unfounded as she keeps her love life private. 

After showing interest in dancing during her school days, Mele, as an adult, is interested in golf. 

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