Biography

Jillian Mele, The ‘Fox & Friends First’ Host

Two-times Emmy Award winner Jillian Mele sought the journalism career right after her high school but turned professional only after LaSalle University graduation. The Pennsylvania-born news reporter and anchor became a renowned face as the co-host of Fox & Friends First, ever since she joined Fox News Channel in 2017.

Formerly, Mele was sports anchor of CSN Philly, having worked 7 years at NBC 10 as a news reporter until 2015. While Jillian’s professional career is quite open to reading on, the opposite is her personal life. What about her relationship? Here we are with all about the Fox News personality.

Graduate Of La Salle University- What Is Jillian Mele’s Age and Height?

A native of Glenside, Pennsylvania, the former WCAU-TV anchor is one of three children to Thomas Mele and Roseanne Mele. Born on September 17, 1982, Jillian is 39 years old as of 2021. She has 2 brothers.

The hazel-eyed brunette has a slim body figure and a height of 5 feet 8 inches. Her body measurement reads 35-24-36.

Throughout her high school days, she was a ballerina, until after graduation, she picked interest in journalism. From 2001 to 2003, Mele attended the University of Scranton and subsequently enrolled at LaSalle University. In 2006, Jillian Mele obtained a degree in B.A. in arts and communication.

Net Worth In 2021- Career Journey & Accolades

Since 2005, the Emmy-winning news anchor is actively working as a report and news anchor- no doubt, her progression in proficiency earned her the position of co-host in Fox & Friends First. As of 2021, Mele has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Most notably, her fortune saw an immense growth after through her payroll from New York based-Fox News Channel; her salary is alleged to be $81,000 per year. The annual earnings of a Fox News reporter range from $35K-$95K, while the national average of a news anchor in the United States is $62,357 yearly.

Mele co-hosts Fox & Friends First ever since she joined Fox News Channel in 2017
Mele co-hosts Fox & Friends First ever since she joined Fox News Channel in 2017
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Moreover, Jillian collected a decent sum through her early venture as a journalist in other channels as well.

Shortly after her graduation, the American TV figure worked as a sports anchor for WAGM-TV (June 2005- June 2006).

Then, she saw a year at WIVT-TV as a news anchor until 2007 and moved to Philadelphia to join WCAU-TV (NBC 10). Throughout her 7 years at NBC 10, Mele worked as the co-host of 10! Show, fill-in anchor, and reporter of NBC 10 News morning segment.

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Won Emmy Award & Further Acclaim

In 2014, she won an Emmy Award for her coverage of the NBC 10 Olympics Special. In March 2015, Jillian Mele joined Comcast Sports Net Philadelphia (CSN Philly) and worked for 2 years as a sports anchor.

She even co-hosted Breakfast on Broad for CSN Philly, which would eventually earn her another Emmy Award in 2016 for Tailgate Special on the aforementioned show.

Then, the Pennsylvania-born moved to New York City to join the Fox News Channel in April 2017. There, she assumed the role of co-host & still works in the breakfast TV show Fox & Friends First, alongside Carley Shimkus, Todd Piro & Pete Hegseth (husband of Fox & Friends executive producer Jennifer Rauchet).

Personal Life & Relationship- Is Jillian Mele Married or Dating?

Although many fans may have expected Mele as a married woman, she is yet to walk down the aisle officially, let alone thoughts on her having a husband meanwhile. Even if she is an avid Instagram user (@jillianbmele) with over 149K followers, no posts have a reflection of her love life.

Rather her IG posts are often about her professional workouts or moments shared with her friends. She is a dog persona & owns a French bulldog named Levi.

Back in 2018, rumors of Jillian’s dating story with her fellow Fox News host Rob Schmidt came up. It was a result of the latter’s Twitter post caption “1 year anniversary with @jillianmele. One of my longest relationships ever.” However, they never defined their relationship more than professional; also the Tweet meant about their Fox News journey. So the dating rumors vanished later.

Barely, the Fox News Channel news anchor talks about her relationship, but in 2016, she made a Tweet about her boyfriend. Regarding showers of queries about her dating story, Mele nodded with confirmation as she wrote “I have a boyfriend, but thank you.”

Though the American journalist kept the details under wraps and since then no updates are out, if they are still together or have broken up.

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