Jillian Mele is a news anchor and reporter renowned for co-anchoring Fox News' weekday show Fox & Friends First, based in New York City, alongside Rob Schmitt.

In 2014, the reporter earned her first Emmy award for her work on a show about the Olympics on NBC 10. She earned another Emmy in 2016 after accepting a position with NBC Sports Philadelphia, also CSN Philly, and co-hosting a morning sports talk show called Breakfast on Broad.

Mele Is Very Close to Her Family

Mele was born on September 17, 1982, in Philadelphia, to parents Roseann Zlemek Mele and Thomas Mele. She has one younger brother.

On 2010’s Mother’s Day, the Fox anchor gave a beautiful tribute to her mother, a registered nurse for more than 25 years, via a mesmeric news article on the NBC Philadelphia website. She stated that her mother had always been there for her throughout her career and her mother was one of the most important things in her life.

Later, on June 17, 2012, Mele also appreciated her father through a Facebook post wishing him happy Father’s Day.

She Had a Boyfriend but Is She Married Now?

Back in 2013, Mele revealed that she had a boyfriend while replying to one of her fan's tweets on Twitter. "My boyfriend works at the site of the 1st blast, I've been wearing this! #bostonstrong," she wrote.

But there was no more information about her boyfriend what so over.

In the following years, she hinted that she was dating someone, mentioning her boyfriend occasionally through social media.

Mele even took to Twitter on May 26, 2016, to state, "I have a boyfriend, but thank you." In March, the same year, she had shared a picture, snapped at Devils bridge, with an unmentioned man.

Jillian Mele with her alleged boyfriend

Jillian Mele with her alleged boyfriend. (Photo: Jillian Mele's Facebook)

Going by all these details, it is evident that Mele prefers keeping her personal life private, and even when she is dating a man, she keeps his identity a secret.

Therefore, her present relationship status remains under wraps.

Her Body Measurements Including Height

Mele is a very healthy and energetic person. She has a slim body type and stands tall at 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters).

To stay fit, she also performs regular exercises and is involved in outdoor sports. On May 26, 2021, Mele even took to her Instagram to share a video of her playing golf.


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In the post, she stated that she is always mentally at the golf course, which makes her feel thrilled and excited. 

Her Career after Finishing College

The former NBC reporter graduated from La Salle College with a BA degree at the age of 23 in 2005. She also studied communications for two years at the University of Scranton.

Soon after that, Mele landed her first television job as a sports anchor at WAGM-TV and subsequently served as news anchor at WIVT-TV in Binghamton, New York.

Her career-defining opportunity came when she joined NBC 10 as a sports and news reporter in October 2007. She worked at the station for over 7 years.

After that, she scored her most significant position as news anchor at Fox News at the age of 35 in March 2017. 

Mele, who has drifted from sports to news throughout her career, serves as a co-anchor of the popular TV show Fox & Friends First.