Craig Melvin Profile
Craig Delano Melvin is an American broadcast journalist and anchor at NBC News and MSNBC. She has been working for the station since 2011.
Craig Melvin Education
Melvin attended Wofford College where he attained his Bachelor of Arts degree in government in 2001. He was also elected as the first African-American president of Key Club International in 1996.
Craig Melvin Career
Melvin is an anchor and broadcast journalist who was in charge of the coverage of the national conventions for the Democratic parties as well as the Republicans. Moreso, he also enclosed TV One’s Election Night coverage in partnership with NBC News. He converted to news anchoring for the station in August 2018 and started co-hosting in October 2018 prior to being made permanent in January 2019. His career in journalism started after landing a job at NBC affiliate WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina whereby he was still a high school student, working as an “Our Generation Reporter” from 1995 to 1997.
Melvin returned to WIS in July 2001 after college where he served as a producer and news photographer prior to starting his new role. He was now serving as a producing his “Craig Cam” live segments and reporter for the station’s morning news team. Soon after, he was given a raise in the weekend evening newscasts as well as the weekend morning newscast. While at WIS-TV, he managed to create quite a number of series that enclosed matters affecting the homeless and education in Columbia, among others.
Craig Melvin MSNBC
Melvin left WRC-TV for MSNBC in July 2011 after working for the station for about three years. He joined MSNBC and started serving as an anchor and also contributed to NBC News as a reporter. Moreso, he also anchored the station’s coverage of the national conventions for the Democratic parties as well as the Republicans. He also enclosed the Sandy Hook shootings that took place in December 2012. He also enclosed the Moore tornado in May 2013 as well as the George Zimmerman trial in July. Melvin also enclosed the crash of Asiana Airlines 214 as well as the murder of Hannah Graham in September and the shooting of Michael Brown in August.
Melvin also enclosed the death of Freddie Gray in June as well as the Charleston church shooting in 2015. He also enclosed the mass shooting of Dallas police officers in July 2016 which killed some people and also left others injured. Additionally, he was also among the NBC reporters enclosing the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August. That very year, he also succeeded José Díaz-Balart as an anchor of MSNBC Live, which would become MSNBC Reports.
Quick Facts About Craig Melvin
|Age||42 years old|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
In 2018, Melvin reported from Pyeongchang County for NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics in February. He was also promoted to weekday news anchor on Today in September and formed the cast of hosts heading Today Third Hour in October.
Craig Melvin Age
Melvin was born on May 20, 1979, in Columbia, South Carolina, U.S. He is therefore 42 years old as of 2021.
Craig Melvin Height
Melvin stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Craig Melvin Family
Melvin was born to Lawrence and Betty Melvin. He was raised alongside his younger brother, Ryan Melvin, and an older half-brother, Rev. Lawrence Meadows. Rev. Lawrence Meadows passed away of colon cancer on December 9, 2020, at the age of 43.
Craig Melvin Brother
Melvin has an older brother by the name of Lawrence Meadow who succumbed to colon cancer while at the age of 43 years. During the time the family was mourning the loss of Lawrence, Melvin took some solace in knowing that his brother is now at peace after struggling with the disease for so many years. Lawrence passed away 4 years after being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer on Dec. 9, 2020. Lawrence left behind a wife Angela and children Lawson and Addie.
Craig Melvin Wife
Melvin has been happily married to his longtime girlfriend by the name of Lindsay Czarniak. Czarniak is also a journalist who used to work for ESPN where he served as a sports anchor and WRC-TV sports reporter. The couple tied the knot on October 15, 2011, and have been together ever since. Furthermore, the couple is blessed with a son by the name of Delano who was born in March 2014, and a daughter by the name of Sybil who was born in November 2016.
Craig Melvin Salary
Being one of the top journalists for MSNBC Melvin earns an annual salary ranging from3 million.
Craig Melvin’s Net Worth
Melvin has an estimated net worth of between $4 Million and $ 7 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a broadcast journalist and anchor.
Craig Melvin MSNBC
Melvin is currently working at MSNBC where she works alongside other famous MSNBC anchors and reporters including;
- Tamron Hall
- Kasie Hunt
- Stephanie Ruhle
- Katy Tur
- Alicia Menendez
- Nicolle Wallace
- Ali Vitali
- Rachel Maddow
- Yasmin Vossoughian
- Joshua Johnson
- Alex Witt