Jillian Mele
Born (1982-09-17) September 17, 1982 (age 41)
EducationLa Salle University (B.A.)
Occupation(s)Television news anchor and reporter
Years active2005–2023
EmployerJillian Mele Communications (2023-present)
Parent(s)Roseanne Zlemek Mele
Thomas Mele
Websitejillianbmele.com (Business site)

Jillian Mele (born September 17, 1982) is a former American news anchor and reporter who is best known for serving as co-host on Fox & Friends First from March 2017 to October 2021.

Following her departure from Fox News, Mele served as a anchor/reporter for WPVI-TV in Philadelphia from January 2022 to March 2023.

Mele now serves as CEO of Jillian Mele Communications, a media mentoring business she created in early 2023.[1]


Mele was raised in Glenside, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Roseanne (née Zlemek) and Thomas Mele.[2] She worked as a grocery store clerk in high school.[2] In 2005, Mele graduated with a B.A. in arts and communication from La Salle University in Philadelphia.[2] After school, she accepted a position as a sports anchor in Presque Isle, Maine and the WIVT-TV in Binghamton, New York.[2] In 2007, she joined NBC 10 in Philadelphia, where she earned an Emmy award for her work on a show about the Olympics.[2]

In 2014, she accepted a position with NBC Sports Philadelphia where she co-hosted a morning sports talk show called Breakfast on Broad where she earned another Emmy and a Philadelphia Eagles post-game program called Endgame.[2] In March 2017, Mele accepted a position at Fox News where she served as co-anchor of Fox & Friends First [3] and as headlines reporter for Fox & Friends until October 2021.[4] On October 29, 2021, Mele announced that she would be leaving Fox News to return to La Salle University to pursue a Master's Degree. On her departure, Mele stated that "It's time to focus on my personal life."

In 2022, she accepted a position with WPVI-TV in Philadelphia.[5] Mele left WPVI-TV in March 2023.

On April 13, 2023, Mele announced that she was launching her own business, Jillian Mele Communications, after deciding that she "wanted to try something else" following twenty years of working in the media industry.[6]

See also


  1. ^ "MEET JILLIAN". Jillian Mele. Retrieved 2023-04-14.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Jillian Mele: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy.com. September 2018.
  3. ^ "5 Things You Didn't Know About Jillian Mele". Fox News. May 21, 2018.
  4. ^ "Jillian Mele: A day in the life of a Fox News host". Philly.com. December 18, 2017.
  5. ^ "Former Fox News host Jillian Mele joins 6ABC".
  6. ^ "Jillian Mele on Instagram: "The last video didn't want to post in full so- take 2! Here is my secret: I started my own consulting company! I have been nervous and excited and everything in between but now it's just pure excitement! The website is jillianbmele.com and is linked in my bio, please let me know what you think! And if you think we can work together, definitely reach out! Cheers to this next chapter that is completely my own! And thank you, always, for your love and support! 💕"". Instagram. Retrieved 2023-04-14.

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