• Jillian Mele was born in Glenside, Pennsylvania and holds American nationality.
• She is a reporter, best known for hosting the “Fox & Friends First” TV show.
• She has won two Emmy Awards for a reality TV show about the Olympic Games and for hosting the “Breakfast on Broad” morning sports talk show.
• She is currently co-hosting the “Fox & Friends First” TV show with Rob Schmitt.
• Fox News Channel is owned by the Fox Corporation and is believed to be reporting news in favor of the Republican Party.

Where is Jillian Mele (Fox News) today? Wiki Bio

Jillian Mele was born in Glenside, Pennsylvania USA, under the birth sign of Virgo on 17 September 1982, and  holds American nationality. Jillian is a reporter, best known for hosting the “Fox & Friends First” TV show.

Early life and education

Jillian with her younger brother were raised in Glenside by their father Thomas and mother Roseanne Zlemek, a registered nurse and to whom Jillian is very close. She attended a high school in Glenside, while she simultaneously worked as a grocery store clerk – after matriculation, she enrolled at La Salle University in Philadelphia, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications in 2005.


During her childhood, Jillian was very keen on watching sports with her father, especially ice hockey as Thomas was a huge fan of the Philadelphia Flyers – Jillian was also interested in dancing, and took lessons in ballet, tap, and jazz. She continued dancing for 13 years, only stopping when she became a reporter and didn’t have enough time.

Career as a reporter

Upon graduation, Jillian was offered a job in Presque Isle, Maine where she worked as a sports anchor for several months.

From there, she switched to WIVT-TV station located in Binghamton, New York State, where she stayed for a year, then moved to work for NBC 10 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2007, and won an Emmy Award for a reality TV show about the Olympic Games. She switched to NBC Sports Philadelphia in 2014, and began hosting their “Breakfast on Broad” morning sports talk show, for which she won another Emmy. She soon moved from “Breakfast on Broad” to the “Endgame”, Philadelphia Eagles post-game program.

In 2017, Jillian joined the Fox News Network, co-hosting their “Fox & Friends First” TV show, together with Rob Schmitt, an American news anchor and reporter, through 2021. She moved to work as an anchor/reporter for WPVI-TV in Philadelphia from January 2022 , until in 2023 when she launched  Jillian Mele Communications, a media mentoring business which she now serves as the CEO.

Jillian’s favorite moment in her career was covering the Eagles’ Super Bowl parade held in Philadelphia.

Love life and relationships

Jillian has been dated by a mysterious man for  years, apparently about a decade as she stated on her social media accounts – the two began dating on 26 May 2016, having met in January 2016 while she was working at NBC Sports Philadelphia. Jillian has only shared with the public that her other half is from Boston, and that he’s a sportsman.

The two are not living together and don’t have any children, however, there were rumors circulating the internet that they became engaged, and were planning to marry. The intrigue continues, apparently deliberately on Jillian’s part. She still seems to be single, officially….

Hobbies and other interests

Jillian has been into sports since she was a young girl, with her favorites being ice hockey and soccer – while at high school, she played soccer and tennis and continued this after enrolling at university. Although she no longer plays any sports, Jillian is still very active as she has several training sessions at the gym each week, and also occasionally goes for a run – she enjoys attending football and ice hockey matches with her friends and colleagues, or her father.

Jillian Mele

Jillian has read numerous books during the years – she also likes to travel and her job as a reporter has taken her not only around the USA but also all around the world. She is an animal lover and has a Corgi pet dog named Tyler and she often shares photos of them together onto her Instagram account. She is a philanthropist, and has helped gather money for several charity organizations, mostly focused on helping underprivileged children as well as those whose homes have been destroyed in natural disasters.

Appearance and net worth

Jillian has long brown hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, weighs around 130lbs (59kgs), with vital statistics of 35-24-36.

Jillian’s net worth is estimated at over $1.5 million, as of mid-2024.

Fox News Channel

Fox News Channel, also known as FNC, is an American conservative cable TV news channel. owned by the Fox News Group. From 1996 to 2013 the Group was owned by News Corporation, then by 21st Century Fox from 2013 to 2019 it’s currently owned by the Fox Corporation.

The channel’s main facilities are located at 1211 Avenue of the Americas in New York City, and its programs can be watched in 86 countries all around the world.

Rupert Murdoch, a media mogul, is to be credited with the launch of the channel – it began broadcasting on 7 October 1996 to 17 million subscribers. Surveys taken in February 2015 showed that the cable was available in nearly 95 million US households – Rupert is currently serving as the executive chairman of Fox News, while Suzanne Scott is the CEO.

It is believed that Fox News Channel is reporting news in favor of the Republican Party, George W. Bush in the past and Donald Trump today, and that it intentionally spreads harmful propaganda against the Democratic Party – this has been denied by Fox News’ employees, who claim to be operating independently of what they think and/or believe.

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