Craig Melvin Biography
- Age: 38 years old
- Birth Nation: United States of America
- Height: 6 Feet
- Birth Sign: Taurus
- Name: Craig Melvin
- Birth Name: Craig Delano Melvin
- Father: Lawrence Melvin
- Mother: Betty Melvin
- Nationality: American
- Birth Place/City: Columbia, South Carolina
- Ethnicity: Black
- Profession: Journalist
- Working For: NBC News and MSNBC
- Salary: $ 40000
- Eye Color: Brown
- Hair Color: Black
- Weight in KG: 84 KG
- Married: Yes
- Married to: Lindsay Czarniak (m. 2011)
- Children: N/A
- Education: Wofford College
- Awards: Emmy Award in 2006 18
Craig Delano Melvin was born on May 20, 1979 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States to parents Lawrence Melvin and Betty Melvin. Melvin spent most of his childhood days in Columbia along with his siblings Rev. Lawrence Meadows and Ryan Melvin.
Melvin joined Wofford College. He was also a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity while there. Melvin went on to receive a B.A. in government from Wofford in 2001. He was always interested in becoming an anchor and thus pursued his dream by joining WIS. He served as an anchor and reporter for WIS till 2008.Later on he began serving as an 11 PM weekend new anchor in WRC till 2011. Melvin then bagged a job in NBC. He went on to work as an anchor for NBA and MSNBC. From 2011 to 2014, Melvin worked as a main anchor coverage for the Republican and Democratic National conventions for MSNBC, as well as Election Night coverage for TV One in partnership with NBC News. Melvin worked as a Weekend Today fill-in co-anchor as well. Melvin was named as MSNBC Live contributing anchor and NBC News correspondent as well.
Currently, Melvin is working as a Weekend Today interim co-anchor. He is also the anchor of MSNBC Live on Saturdays and Sundays, and is a fill-in host for Lester Holt on Weekend Today. Melvin is best known for anchoring in topics that are prone to public interest. He has covered the trial of George Zimmerman, the Oklahoma tornado and also the Sandy Hook shooting to name a few.
Melvin met his wife, Lindsay Czarniak properly in a charity gala that Czarniak was hosting. Lindsay is a n ESPN sports anchor and former WRC-TV sports reporter. Czarniak and Melvin had an affair but never got into a relationship. Czarniak denied Melvin’s proposal many times. Later they secretly began dating in October 2009. However, the secret was out among their colleagues in no time. After 2 years of togetherness, Melvin and Czarniak got married on 15th October 2011 among their many colleagues and family member at the Church of the Holy City on 16th Street NW. The lovely couple has not had any reported split ups or divorce till date. As a sign of their growing love, they gave birth to a lovely son in 2014. The couple is currently residing in Connecticut with their new born son.
The 36 year old, Melvin of African American ethnicity is hugely respected for his hard work in the anchoring field. His salary is estimated to be around $40000 which depicts how huge his net worth might be and how successful he is. For his dedicated work in reporting Melvin received an Emmy Award in 2006 and additionally has been named as ‘Best Anchor’ by the South Carolina Broadcaster’s Association. Melvin has inspired and motivated many youngsters who want to join the anchoring arena.
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