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Who Is Craig Melvin?
Craig Melvin is an American journalist and news anchor who serves as a correspondent at NBC News and anchor at MSNBC. He was named a news anchor on NBC’s Today.
Melvin began his journalism career in July 2001 as a news photographer and producer at NBC-affiliate WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina. He then became a reporter for the station’s morning news team, producing his “Craig Cam” live segments. Melvin was later promoted to a news anchor for the weekend morning newscast and the weekend evening newscasts before heading the weekday newscasts. In his tenure, he also created several series that covered issues affecting education and the homeless in Columbia, just to mention a few. He was named “Best Anchor” by the South Carolina Broadcaster’s Association and awarded two Emmy Awards during his tenure as an evening news anchor at WIS.
He then moved to NBC’s owned-and-operated station in Washington, D.C., WRC-TV in July 2008. There, he anchored the weekend evening newscasts. Melvin is an active member of several charities which include Fred’s Team at Sloan Kettering and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Craig Melvin MSNBC
He moved on to MSNBC to become a daytime anchor three years later in July 2011 but still contributed to NBC News as a reporter. At MSNBC, he has done very many notable coverages.
He anchored MSNBC’s coverage for the Republican and Democratic National conventions in 2012, as well as Election Night coverage for TVOne in partnership with NBC News. Craig also often anchors topical matters of public interest. In July 2013, Melvin covered Asiana Airlines 214 crash, the George Zimmerman trial, and the deadly tornado in Moore, Oklahoma. He then covered the Sandy Hook shooting in December 2012, and in 2013 the West Fertilizer Company plant explosion. Craig covered the 2016 death of Muhammad Ali, the 2016 EgyptAir MS804 crash, and two presidential inaugurations.
In 2016, he succeeded José Díaz-Balart as an anchor of MSNBC Live. Craig also reported from Pyeongchang County for NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics in February 2018. In September the same year, he was promoted to weekday news anchor on Today. In October, he formed the cast of hosts heading Today Third Hour.
Craig Melvin Age
Craig Delano Melvin is 41 years old as of 2020 having been born on May 20, 1979, in Columbia, South Carolina. He shares his birthday with famous people such as Busta Rhymes, James McEachin, Jane Wiedlin, David Paterson, Cher, Bronson Pinchot, John Carney, among others,
Craig Melvin Family
Who are Craig Melvin’s parents?
Craig was born to Lawrence and Betty Melvin.
Does Craig Melvin have siblings?
Melvin has two siblings, an older brother Rev. Lawrence Meadows, and a younger brother, Ryan Melvin.
Craig Melvin Education
Melvin received his college education at Wofford College where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Government. He is also a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Melvin also served as a senior counselor for South Carolina’s Palmetto Boys State program.
Craig Melvin Wife
Melvin has been married to the love of his life Lindsey Czarniak since October 15, 2011. Lindsay is an ESPN sports anchor and a former WRC-TV sports reporter. Melvin and Lindsay met on-air on NBC4 in 2008 when Melvin introduced one of Czarniak’s sports segments.
Craig Melvin Kids
Craig and Lindsay have two children together. They welcomed their first child Delano in 2014. On November 6, 2016, they welcomed their second child Sibby.
Craig Melvin Today Show
Melvin anchors “MSNBC Live” on Saturdays and Sundays, contributes reports for “TODAY,” and also fills in as host for Lester Holt on “Weekend TODAY.” Fellow Today on-air personalities include, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, Carson Daly, Sheinelle Jones, Dylan Dreyer, Jenna Bush Hager, Peter Alexander, Kristen Welker, Dylan Dreyer, and Willie Geist.
Craig Melvin Height
Adding to his well-built body is a height of 6 feet.
Craig Melvin Salary
For his work on the Today Show, Melvin receives an annual salary of $3 million.
Craig Melvin Net Worth
Through his journalism career, Melvin has earned and acquired great wealth. He has a net worth estimate of $6 million.