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 ".