Melanie "Mel" Robbins (née Schneeberger on October 6, 1968) is an American on-air CNN commentator, television host, life coach, author, motivational speaker, contributing editor for Success (magazine). Robbins is best known for her coverage of the George Zimmerman trial and host of A&E's Monster In-Laws.
Early life and education
Robbins grew up in North Muskegon, Michigan. She attended Dartmouth College from 1986 to 1990, where she studied history, film and women studies. She received a law degree from Boston College Law School in 1994.
Prior to joining CNN, Robbins worked as a criminal defense attorney, launched and sold a retail and internet technology company according to her official website and hosted Cox Media Group's "The Mel Robbins Show," A&E's "Monster In-Laws," FOX's "Someone's Gotta Go" and was a contributing editor to Success Magazine.
In 2011, Robbins published her first book: "Stop Saying You're Fine".
On February 28, 2017, Robbins released her second book "The Five Second Rule".