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Melissa Stark Biography

Melissa Stark
  • Age: 44 years old
  • Birth Nation: United States of America
  • Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
  • Birth Sign: Scorpio
  • Name: Melissa Stark
  • Birth Name: MelissaM Stark
  • Nick Name: MelissaM
  • Nationality: American
  • Birth Place/City: Baltimore
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Reporter
  • Working For: NFL Network,NBC
  • Net Worth: N/A
  • Salary: N/A
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Hair Color: Blonde
  • Face Color: White
  • Body Measurements: 34-26-35
  • Breast Size: 34B
  • Waist size: 26
  • Hip Size: 35
  • Famous for: NFL Network
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Mike Lilley (m. 2001)
  • Children: Jackson Lilley, Michael Lilley, Jr.
  • Education: University of Virginia
  • TV Show: : Monday Night Football, MSNBC Live, 2008 Summer Olympics
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Melissa Stark is a popular Television anchor and sportscaster currently associated with the NFL network.

Earlier, Stark was working with the NBC network since 2003. She was the correspondent of the Today's show at NBC. Stark is mostly known for covering the 2008 Beijing Olympics for the MSNBC.

Early Life

Melissa Stark was born on November 11, 1973, in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States of America. She is an American by nationality. Stark is the daughter of Walter Stark, a reputed eye surgeon by profession. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Stark got her early education from Roland Park Country School in Baltimore. She attended the University of Virginia to get a degree in Foreign Affairs and Spanish. She was a member of the Foreign Affairs and Spanish when she was in college.


Melissa Stark began her career as a news intern working on the assignment desk in 1991 at WMAR-TV, Baltimore. In 1993, she became the correspondent for CBS Evening News with Dan Rather. Similarly in 1994, Stark worked for health correspondent Dr. Bob Arnot.

Stark worked at Virginia Sports Marketing in Charlottesville for the  University of Virginia's Coach's TV Show as production assistant and reporter from 1994-1995.

Melissa Stark joined the ESPN sports center team in 1996 and she worked there till 2003. She reported and presented various sports events and programs while she was at ESPN sports center. Then she joined the ABC sports in 2000. She worked at ABC sports as the lead sideline reporter for Monday Night Football. 

Melissa Stark covered the 2008 Summer Olympics for MSNBC. Apart from that, she was the reporter who covered 2006 Winter Olympics for NBC. Similarly, Stark did excellent coverage of swimming and diving at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

At present, Melissa Stark is associated with the NFL network. She hosts several popular sports programs at NFL network which includes GameDay First and First on the Field. She has also worked with other famous journalists like Alex Flanagan, Lindsay RhodesBonnie Bernstein etc.

Personal Life

Melissa Stark is married to Mike Lilley. Stark married her boyfriend, Mike in 2001 after dating for about 2 years.They were first introduced to each other by their mutual friend in July 1999 and were engaged after 11 months. The couple has four children. They have two sons named Jackson Lilley and Michael Lilley Jr. and a pair of twin daughters.

Melissa's boyfriend first asked her to marry him on June 19, 2000. She was also offered the job of MNF sideline reporter the same time.

Stark's husband works as a bond trader for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in Manhattan. She is living a happy life along with her husband Mike and their children in their home at Sea Bright, New Jersey.

Net worth and Body Measurements

Melissa Stark already has a lot of experience working for big sports news networks. She is one of the most admired sports journalists in the United States so it is certain that she is paid well by her employees. NFL network pays well to its employees including its star anchors and reporters. Her net worth is assumed to be about a million.

Standing at five feet and four inches, Melissa Stark is of average height. At the age of 43 years, Stark still looks fabulous with stunning body measurements of 34-26-35 inches. She has blonde colored hair and hazel eyes.

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