Millions of viewers across the country count on Robin Meade’s signature “Morning Sunshine!” greeting to start their day. At 53, she’s a best-selling author, country music singer and former Miss Ohio, and this year marks her 21st as anchor of HLN’s Morning Express with Robin Meade.
How much coffee do you drink?
I think it tastes terrible. I really do. No matter how much I doctor it up, it tastes terrible, but I drink it for the function. The funny thing is that, in my first 15 years here at CNN Headline News … I did not drink coffee. Seriously, I would drink hot water. Then, somewhere along the line, I started drinking coffee. And I don't know how many cups [I drink]. Maybe four or five by the end of the day?
You’ve released two country music albums [Brand New Day in 2011 and Count on Me in 2013]. If you were offered a big recording contract tomorrow, would you leave your day job?
No, I would not. But thank you for putting in my mind that it could happen. I know what my strength is, and what I get to do for a living is my favorite. I feel passionate about it.
Wait, what PGA trophy?
It's crazy. Once, as a story here for work, I took part in this PGA promotion that they were doing called Get Golf Ready. If you had never played golf before, [the program claims] you should be ready to golf in six lessons. Then they said, “Why don't you come to Bermuda for the PGA Grand Slam of Golf and you can play in the Pro-Am.” I said yes, but I had no idea what I was saying yes to. I think it was maybe the fifth time I’d been on a golf course. The PGA stacked my team with amazing golfers … as a result, my team won and I have a PGA trophy. Can you believe that?
Renew your membership today and save 25% on your next year when you sign up for Automatic Renewal. Get instant access to discounts, programs, services, and the information you need to benefit every area of your life.