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Talk, Talk, Talk: Robbins ’94 Makes It Big on Daytime TV

The legal analyst and self-help sensation takes her cure-alls to the masses on new syndicated show.


Mel Robbins ’94, a CNN legal analyst, inspirational speaker, self-help author, and life strategist blogger, has added a new accomplishment to her public resume: host of “The Mel Robbins Show,” a daytime talk program launched September 16 on CBS and other broadcasting outlets.

The subjects of her show are ordinary people—not celebrities. “We admire Mel Robbins, and her ability to connect with families all across this nation,” Tim Busch, president of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc., said in the show’s press release. “Through her distinctive style and ability to provide straightforward everyday advice, Mel’s engagement and connection with America is unparalleled.”

In her work, Robbins, author of The 5 Second Rule, tries to help people transform their lives by empowering them with the tools necessary to conquer their everyday problems and life’s biggest challenges, according to her production partners.

“For years, I’ve seen the impact of the work I’ve been doing with people on a one-on-one basis. It’s been my privilege to help transform their lives. I am excited to now have the opportunity to share my coaching and life strategies with millions of people, giving them the tools to unpack what gets them stuck and push them through difficult moments,” said Robbins.

“Mel Robbins is a unique voice with an authentic message for today’s daytime viewers. She’s a tough, smart, fun, and deeply skilled life strategist. I’m confident that her no-nonsense, optimistic, motivational advice will speak to people everywhere,” said Holly Jacobs of Reality of Sony Pictures Television.

In a more serious vein, Robbins has for a number of years been a legal co-analyst—with fellow BC Law alumnus Paul Callan ’95—at CNN.

Prior to that, she followed a weaving path to the limelight, according to a story in BC Law Magazine, practicing first as a corporate lawyer, next as a public defender, then switching gears to launch two self-help companies, which in turn led to two seasons as a relationship coach on the A&E reality series “Monster-in-Law. Her breakthrough came in 2011, Random House published her self-help book, Stop Saying You’re Fine, and when her Tedx talk “How to Stop Screwing Yourself Over” became an internet sensation.

Now, she’s grown her brand enough to have her own national show. As she says on the new program’s website: “Knowing that in some small way, the advice I’m sharing is having a positive impact on YOU and your family’s life is the fuel that drives me. And, it also gives me the confidence to put myself out there in bigger and bigger ways.”

Photo: Sony Pictures Television