Jillian Mele is a US-based famous young news anchor, broadcast journalist, and reporter. She worked as the co-host on “Fox & Friends First” from March 2017 to October 2021. She started to work as a reporter with WPVI 6ABC out of Philadelphia.
Jillian Mele was born and raised on September 17, 1982, in Glenside, Pennsylvania. She has also been working professionally in this industry since 2005. Mele worked in different information and televisions before joining the FOX news crew.
She worked as a sports anchor for CSN Philly, where she also co-hosted the local morning news program Breakfast on Broad. Jillian Mele also received was awarded an Emmy Award for her great work as a sports anchor.
Why is Jillian Mele Leaving Fox?
Jillian left the show so that she can get an MBA degree. Jillian Mele announced leaving the show “Fox and Friends First” on October 29, 2021. She made this announcement live on air.
Carley Shimkus who previously worked as the reporter for “Fox News Headline 24/7” will replace Jillian Mele in the show “Fox and Friends First”.
What does Jillian Mele do after leaving the Fox?
Jillian Mele has joined 6ABC as a reporter and anchor on Action News, reports Rob Tornoe for The Philadelphia Inquirer, after leaving Fox News in October. Mele joined the local station as longtime Action News anchor Jim Gardner leaves the station. He will continue to work on the 6 p.m. newscast until the end of the year when he will retire.
Jillian Mele informed viewers that quitting Fox News was the most difficult decision she had to make in her life. Jillian Mele stated that “Ultimately, I had to do what was right for me,”. She said, "I'm going to take some time to focus on my personal life, something I haven't done in my entire adult life, and sleep until 1 a.m. for the first time in 15 years."
Working on Philadelphia television is nothing new for Mele. She's already been on the air for ten years, three as a host on the network formerly known as Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia and seven as a news reporter, sports anchor, and traffic reporter at NBC10.
Family of Jillian Mele
Talking about Jillian Mele’s family, her mother is Roseanne Zlemek and her father is Thomas Mele. She was Her mother has been working as a registered nurse. She has a brother named Tom Mele.
She is not married yet. Though there have been rumors about Jillian being in a relationship. She has not been open about any of it. It seems that all the rumors about Jillian dating are fake.
Net Worth of journalist Jillian Mele
As of the year 2022, Jillian Mele’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million to 5 million dollars. Her profession as a journalist and anchor is her main source of income.
Previously in the year 2021, She work as the co-host on “Fox & Friends First”. The news salary of Fox was in the range of $34,047 to $93,063 per year. However, her salary may be higher than this as she was a senior-level employee at Fox.