Melanie "Mel" Robbins was born on October 6th, 1968. She is an American on-air CNN commentator, television host, author, and motivational speaker. Mel is widely known for covering the George Zimmerman trial and her book The 5 Second Rule.
Mel is one of the most sought after motivational speakers trusted by global brands to design and deliver business expanding, life-changing, interactive keynotes that inspire change, challenge thinking and accelerate personal and professional growth.
Her TEDx Talk on “How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over” has over 10 million views across 37 countries, and her book on the brain and productivity, “Stop Saying You’re Fine”, is a business bestseller that has been translated into four languages. She started her career as a criminal defense attorney and went on to launch and sell a retail and internet technology company.
Mel has led multi-year coaching programs at: Johnson&Johnson, AG Edwards, Bear Stearns and Partners Healthcare. The media has tapped Mel to host award-winning shows for FOX, A&E, Cox Media Group and now CNN.
Mel is currently one of CNN’s most popular on-air commentators and opinion writers; her articles drive tens of millions of page views for CNN.com. Mel has an extensive television résumé as an expert on human behavior and motivation for Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, Oprah, The Today Show and Fox News. She was named America’s Outstanding News Talkshow Host at the 2014 Gracie Awards.
Mel is a speaker, TV personality and coach with the credibility and experience to deliver the goods for audiences of all shapes and sizes: men and women; intimate to arena; technical sales trainings to innovation summits.
She will work with you to create an unforgettable, high energy and momentum-driven event that reinforces brand and sponsor objectives, delivers fresh, actionable content and engages and entertains your attendees with music, original videos and interactive leadership exercises.
Mel is a Dartmouth College and Boston College Law School graduate. She and her husband of 18 years have three young kids. She lives in the Boston area, but remains a Midwesterner at heart.
Written by Robert Brus