Know About Craig Melvin; Wife, Family, Net Worth, Height, Facts

Published Date: 19 Mar, 2020 Updated date: 19 Mar, 2020 By Celebs Podium

It was the year 2008, when Craig Melvin met his future wife Lindsay Czarniak. Both the couple is in the related profession and now raising two children together.

Craig Melvin is an American award-winning journalist, who now serves as an MSNBC anchor and correspondent on NBC News. He appears as an anchor on MSNBC Live on Saturdays and Sundays and contributes reports for the TODAY show.

Craig Melvin Family, Education

Craig Delano Melvin was born on 20 May 1979 in Columbia, South Carolina. He is one of the three sons of Lawrence Melvin and Betty Melvin. His father worked shifts at the post office in South Carolina and his mother was a teacher. He has an older brother Lawrence Meadows and a younger brother named Ryan Melvin.

Melvin with a height of 5 feet 6½ inches attended high school at his hometown. He graduated from Wofford College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government at the age of 22 in 2001.

Career; NBC, MSNBC

Craig began his journalism career from WIS, a dual NBC/CW-affiliated television station while he was in high school. There, he worked as an anchor and reporter from 2001 to 2008. He then joined WRC-TV, an NBC owned-and-operated television station in 2008 and worked as a news anchor until 2011.

Melvin joined the MSNBC News in 2011 and started to work as a weekend anchor on MSNBC Live. He became NBC News correspondent in 2012. Meanwhile, he appeared as a co-anchor on NBC’s Weekend Today from 2015 to 2018. As of January 2019, he appears as a permanent co-host of Today Third Hour on NBC.

Net Worth, Salary

Well, the veteran journalist makes big money from his media career. He earns a yearly salary of $3 million that contributes his net worth of an estimated $6 million so far.

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Moreover, he owns a lavish house in Westport, Connecticut. The house, bought in 2015 has five-bedroom and seven-bathroom.

Wife, Children

Craig is currently married to American sports anchor Lindsay Czarniak. The two exchanged the wedding vows on 15 October 2011 at the Church of the Holy City, Washington, D.C. with a reception following at the Hay-Adams Hotel. Lindsay, aged 42 works for Fox Sports as a studio host for NASCAR coverage and a sideline reporter for NFL games.


Craig Melvin and his wife Lindsay Czarniak are the parents of two kids (Picture: Craig’s Instagram)

The couple first met in 2008 when Melvin introduced one of Czarniak’s sports segments and began dating. Meanwhile, they even kept their relationship a secret from their colleagues over many months. Craig and Lindsay are the parents of two children. They welcomed their first child, a son named Delano Joseph Melvin on 10 March 2014. Similarly, they have a daughter named Sybil Ann Melvin, born on 5 November 2016.

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Some Interesting Facts About Craig Melvin

  • Craig received an Emmy Award in 2006 for his reporting and was also named “Best Anchor” by the South Carolina Broadcaster’s Association in 2007.
  • He published a novel titled The Belle Hotel in February 2019.
  • His brother Lawrence Meadows was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer at age 39 in 2017. He is the Baptist pastor the co-owner of First Family Funeral Home in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
  • During his high school year, he became one of the youngest recipients of an Associated Press award for a report on innovative teaching.
  • While not working, he enjoys running, cooking and spending time with his family.
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