News and television programming in the United States is big business, a billion-dollar industry that needs talented soldiers on the screen to sell its products. One such talent is Craig Melvin – NBC News and MSNBC newscaster/correspondent.
Throughout his career, he has covered major events such as the crash of Asiana Airlines 214 in 2013 and the trial of George Zimmerman.
Craig Melvin Bio
Craig Melvin, born on May 20, 1979, in South Carolina, is one of the few people who found their passion early in life. As a student at Columbia High School, he was always interested in telling stories and being a journalist. His diligence at a young age earned him an Associated Press Award for one of his stories. For his university education, Craig studied government and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wofford College.
Craig Melvin’s journalism career got off to an early start, with his first job as a reporter in high school being a teenage reporter for a local news station, WIS News 10. After graduating from college, he returned to the news station and chose journalism over politics because of the passion and early motivation he had as a teenager.
At WIS News, before joining WRC-TV in Washington, he was a weekday presenter and then a featured presenter before ending his career at WIS News as a weekend news anchor. While at WIS, he won an Emmy Award for his live show “Craig Cam” and was named “Best Anchor” by the South Carolina Broadcaster’s Organization. At WRC-TV he worked as a reporter and presenter for three years.
Every local newscaster and television reporter dreams of working for a nationwide cable network, with many failing to make the career move in their careers. But for Craig Melvin, it was a question of when not if. His journalistic skills were far too good to be ignored, and in 2011 he joined MSNBC as Dayside Anchor. Since then he has been with MSNBC, working as a presenter and co-presenter for the MSNBC Live Weekend and MSNBC Live.
In 2012 he began working as a news correspondent for NBC News before becoming its host. Craig Melvin has worked for the station in a variety of capacities, his most popular show being “Weekend Today,” a weekend news show he co-hosted. In August 2018, he was named co-host of one of NBC’s most popular shows, “Today.
A journalist’s career is defined by the story he reports on and the way he reports on it. Throughout his career, Melvin has been able to report on many important stories and events. His political background helped him to cover the Republican and Democratic National Congresses. His work as a presenter and news anchor has also led him to conduct interviews with several important and famous people from various walks of life, from politics to music to sports.
A successful man in a competitive field, Melvin devotes part of his time to mentoring aspiring young professionals in the field.
Salary and Net Worth
Having invested more than 12 years in his journalistic career, Craig is currently worth $4 million, indicating a successful career to date. The man from NBC is one of the highest-paid newscasters in the industry, with a salary between $96,000 and $121,000.
His Family – Wife, Parents, and Brothers
The son of Lawrence Melvin and Betty Melvin, Craig is the second of three sons. He has a younger brother, Ryan Melvin, and an older brother, Lawrence Meadows, who is a reverend. Not much is known about Craig Melvin’s parents and family. Most people can only say that he is the second child in a family of five, with his older brother being a gospel preacher.
As for his immediate family, Craig is married to Lindsay Czarniak, a former sports journalist with ESPN. The couple met in 2008 when they both worked for WRC-TV, an affiliated NBC station, and married in 2011. They have two children – Delano Melvin, born in 2014, and Sybil Ann Melvin, born in 2016.
Height, Weight, and Body Features
Craig’s official body weight is unknown at this time, but the TV newscaster stands at 6 feet with broad shoulders and a well-trained body. He is African American with a slim build that makes him look good in any outfit.