Saturday, November 28, 2015

Making my grand entrance after visiting Laguna Beach, CA

Yeah... I wanted to be a California Grrl for a break, so spent some time at the beach. Of course during the OSU game, I was inside glued to the tube. Ha.

Here I am making my grand entrance back on the HLN set ready to bring you the news.


Posted by Morning Express with Robin Meade on Monday, November 23, 2015

Eddie's Attic Holiday Round Robin is coming Friday.

Here's Steve Mandile, Andy Childs and recording a song I wrote.
I'm sure it will be part of the set during our Eddie's Attic show this coming Friday night Dec 4 in Atlanta area!!

"Robin Meade's Holiday Round Robin" features Nashville supergroup SIXWIRE. Limited seating is still available for the second show.

What holiday songs are on your must-hear list?

Here is the awesome @Sixwire.

We'll do holiday songs, our original singersongwriter tunes, country and rock.
All that's missing is YOU!
Road trip to Atlanta to start the holiday season "Round Robin" style.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

My boss is leaving HLN

Albie Hecht, my boss at HLN is leaving. Here's what the AP is reporting...

Hecht, a former executive at Spike and Nickelodeon, joined the former Headline News two years ago to guide the network in the direction of being a social media hub.
That hasn't really worked, and CNN U.S. President Jeff Zucker said in a memo to staff Tuesday that he wants more of the non-fiction programming being created for CNN to appear on HLN during daytime and overnight hours.
"In light of that, Albie Hecht has decided it makes sense for him to move on," Zucker wrote. Veteran CNN executive Ken Jautz will be the interim chief at HLN.
No changes appear planned for the network's most recognizable on-air personalities, Robin Meade, Nancy Grace and Drew Pinsky.

Friday, November 20, 2015

My CNN Quiz Show appearance will benefit Farm Aid

I'm playing in the CNN Quiz Show hosted by Anderson Cooper on November 30... here's what they wrote:

What do our contestants for November's "The CNN Quiz Show: Famous Americans Edition" have in common? They are all playing to benefit charities founded by iconic Americans who have helped shape our culture and national identity. The winning pair gets $20,000 for their organizations. The losing teams will still get $10,000 for their causes.

The Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation

Don Lemon, host of "CNN Tonight," and Kate Bolduan, co-host of CNN's "@THIS HOUR" are playing for The Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation.

In 1958, Alvin Ailey led a group of young African-American artists and intertwined their story into modern dance, adding an entirely new texture to the art form in the United States.

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Since then, Alvin Ailey's dance company has performed in 71 countries and has been declared by Congress as "a vital American cultural ambassador to the world."

The Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation continues Ailey's work by developing and expanding artistic, cultural and educational programs through the Ailey School, public schools, community programs and the Ailey camp for at-risk youths. You can support their efforts here.

Comedian W. Kamau Bell, who will host CNN's upcoming docu-series "United Shades of America," and Morgan Spurlock, host of CNN's "Inside Man," are playing for the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health.

Arthur Ashe was a No.1-ranked tennis player who won three grand slam titles. In 1992, Ashe announced that he had contracted HIV through a blood transfusion and campaigned tirelessly for AIDS awareness.

Ashe was committed to health education and improving care and he founded the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, to address the higher morbidity and mortality rates that are found in multi-ethnic communities in urban areas. Ashe died in 1993, but the institute continues his efforts to educate and save lives in these vulnerable populations. Learn more here.

Farm Aid

HLN's Robin Meade and CNN's John Berman are playing for Willie Nelson's Farm Aid. Nelson is a American music icon who epitomizes "outlaw country." His cowboy image has been bolstered even more by his ongoing efforts with this organization.

The musician helped organize the first Farm Aid concert in 1985 and has continued to support the mission to help keep family farmers on their land.