Craig Melvin Biography
Craig Melvin is an American broadcast journalist and anchor working for NBC and MSNBC as a national correspondent and anchor. He joined the CNN news team in 2001, after previously working for WRC-TV as a news reporter and anchor.
Craig Melvin Career
When Melvin was a high school student, he began working as an “Our Generation Reporter” for Columbia, South Carolina’s WIS-TV, an NBC affiliate, from 1995 to 1997. After graduating from college, he worked as a news photographer and producer at WIS again until joining the morning news team as a reporter and producer of the station’s “Craig Cam” live portions in July 2001. Before taking over the weekday newscasts, he was eventually elevated to the position of news anchor for the weekend morning and evening newscasts. Among other things, Melvin developed a number of shows for WIS-TV that addressed homelessness and education in Columbia. Melvin departed WIS-TV in July 2008 to work as the anchor of the weekend evening newscasts at WRC-TV, an NBC-owned and operated station in Washington, D.C.
Three years later, in July 2011, Melvin left WRC-TV to work as a daytime anchor for MSNBC. He continued to report for NBC News as well. In 2012, Melvin served as the host of MSNBC’s coverage of the Democratic and Republican national conventions, as well as TV One’s coverage of Election Night, which was organized in collaboration with NBC News. In December 2012, he covered the Sandy Hook massacres as well. Melvin covered the Moore tornado in May 2013, the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 tragedy in July, and the George Zimmerman trial in July of the same year. He covered the August 2014 shooting of Michael Brown and the September 2014 murder of Hannah Graham. He covered both the June killing of Freddie Gray and the Charleston church incident in 2015. Melvin was one of the NBC correspondents that covered the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in August of 2016 in addition to covering the tragic shooting of Dallas police officers in July. In the same year, he took over as anchor of MSNBC Live, which later changed its name to MSNBC Reports, replacing José Díaz-Balart.
Melvin began hosting his own true crime program, Dateline: Secrets Uncovered, in 2017. On July 21, it made its Oxygen premiere. He covered the Pyeongchang County Winter Olympics in 2018 with NBC, which aired in February. In September, he was elevated to the position of weekday news anchor on Today, and in October, he joined the host lineup for Today Third Hour.
Melvin co-hosted NBC’s yearly Christmas tree lighting broadcast in December 2020 at Rockefeller Center. He said in March 2022 that he would be concentrating on Today and leaving his hour-long MSNBC Reports slot behind. Melvin was chosen to serve as Key Club International’s first African-American president in 1996. He graduated from Wofford College with a Bachelor of Arts in government in 2001. In addition to being a senior counselor for South Carolina’s Palmetto Boys State program, he is a member of the fraternity Kappa Sigma.
Craig Melvin Salary
Melvin earns an annual salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Craig Melvin Net Worth
Melvin has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which he has earned through his career as a news correspondent and anchor.
Craig Melvin Age
Melvin was born on May 20, 1979, in Columbia, SC, United States. He is 44 years old as of 2023, and he celebrates his birthday on the 20th of May every year.
Craig Melvin Height and Weight
He stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall (1.75m). Melvin has not disclosed his weight. However, this information will be updated when available.
Craig Melvin Family
Craig’s parents are Lawrence, his father, and Betty Melvin, his mother. He also has siblings who are Ryan Melving, his younger brother, and Rev. Lawrence Meadows, his older half-brother who died at the age of 43 years from colon cancer on December 9, 2020.
Craig Melvin Wife and Children
Melvin married Lindsay Czarniak, a former sports reporter for WRC-TV and an ESPN sports anchor on October 15, 2011. They have a daughter named Sybil (“Sibby”), who was born in November 2016, and a son named Delano (“Del”), who was born in March 2014. The family resides in Connecticut.
Craig Melvin First Wife
Christin Melvin was the first wife of Melvin. Before divorcing in 2011, the couple got married in 2001 and lived together for ten years. Christin Melvin was a former teacher and collegiate athlete. Since her divorce from Craig Melvin, she has maintained a low profile, and nothing is known about her personal life.
Craig Melvin Wedding
Melvin and his wife were married at the 16th Street NW Church of the Holy City. They then drove in a vintage Bentley to the Hay-Adams Hotel for a 200-individual reception. The pair celebrated in a room filled with gold light and adorned with enormous centerpieces made of orange flowers, which included many of their former coworkers, such as Jim Vance, Doreen Gentzler, Wendy Rieger, and Dan Hellie. Czarniak walked down the aisle with her father, USA Today editor Chet Czarniak, while donning a strapless Kenneth Pool gown. Following their marriage, Lee Anne Myslewski serenaded them with a rendition of Miranda Lambert’s “Makin’ Plans.”
Social Media Platform
Melvin is very active on his Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. He has 157.7k followers on Twitter 351k followers on Instagram, and 129k followers on Facebook.