Craig Melvin Biography

Updated On Dec 27, 2018 Published On Jan 16, 2016
Facts of Craig Melvin
Date of Birth: 1979 , May-20
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Craig Melvin
Birth Name Craig Delano Melvin
Father Lawrence Melvin
Mother Betty Melvin
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Columbia, South Carolina
Ethnicity Black
Profession Journalist
Working For NBC News and MSNBC
Salary $ 40000
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Weight in KG 84 KG
Married Yes
Married to Lindsay Czarniak (m. 2011)
Children N/A
Education Wofford College
Awards Emmy Award in 2006
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Recipient of Emmy Award for Best Anchor, Craig Melvin is a famous American journalist, news anchor, and correspondent mainly popular in the world for his work at NBC News and MSNBC. He is also widely known as Lindsay Czarniak' husband.

Talented Craig was born as Craig Delano Melvin on May 20, 1979, and is currently 39 years old. He was born in Columbia, South Carolina, the United States of America to father Lawrence Melvin and mother Betty Melvin. He has an older brother Rev. Lawrence Meadows and younger brother Ryan Melvin. He is of American nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity.

A graduate of Wofford College with a Bachelor of Arts in Government, Craig began his professional career in 2001 as an anchor and reporter at WIS.

He worked at WIS for about eight years and then he joined WRC-TV. There he worked as a 6 PM and 11 PM Weekend news anchor. In 2011, he quit his job at WRC-TV and then he joined NBC News and MSNBC.

In 2011, he began working as an MSNBC Live main anchor. Some of the remarkable news and contributions that he has covered is news about the Asiana Airlines 214 crash, the Sandy Hook shooting, and the West Fertilizer Company plant explosion in 2013.

Currently, he is busy working as Dateline Extra anchor since 2016, Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly correspondent since 2017, and Today news anchor since 2018.

Talking about Craig Melvin' personal life and current relationship status, he is a married man. On 15th of October 2011, Craig Melvin married wife Lindsay Czarniak in a private wedding ceremony. Her wife Lindsay is a renowned American reporter and sports anchor famous as ESPN sports anchor. She also served as a sports reporter at WRC-TV for several years.

For now, the couple is enjoying seven years long conjugal life with no rumors of divorce and separation issues. The duo has neither been involved in any controversies nor been a topic regarding extra-marital affairs.

Craig is a father of two children; a son and a daughter. The couple welcomed their first child, son Delano in 2014. Later, on November 6, 2016, Lindsay gave birth to their second child, daughter Sibby.

Craig stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and has a slim physique.

As of 2018, Craig Melvin' net worth is estimated to be around $6 million. His net worth in 2016 was reported to be around $5 million. He earns around $96,726 to $121,503 and $27,927 to $30,403 as an annual salary being NBC' news correspondent and reporter respectively. His wife, Lindsay Czarniak' net worth is $3 million.

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Born in Columbia, South Carolina, United States

May 20 , 1979

Talented Craig was born as Craig Delano Melvin in Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America to Lawrence Melvin and Betty Melvin. He is an American and is of African and American descent. He is five feet and six inch tall. 

Graduated from Wofford College

2001

He completed his high school education from some high school in United States. Soon after graduating there, he joined Wofford College and majored in Government. He finally completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2001.

Began his professional career

2001

Graduate of Wofford College with a Bachelor of Arts in Government, Craig began his professional career in 2001 as an anchor and reporter at WIS. He worked there for about eight years and then he joined WRC-TV. 

Joined NBC News/MSNBC

2011

In WRC-TV, he worked as a 6 PM and 11 PM Weekend news anchor for about three years. In 2011, he quit his job at WRC-TV and then he joined NBC News and MSNBC. In 2011, he began working as a MSNBC Live main anchor. 

Covered the news about the Airlines 214 crash

2013

He has been serving at NBC News and MSNBC since 2011. Some of the hottest news he has covered is news about the Asiana Airlines 214 crash, the Sandy Hook shooting and the West Fertilizer Company plant explosion in 2013. 

Married to Lindsay Czarniak

October 15 , 2011

On 15th of October 2011, Craig got married to Lindsay Czarniak. Lindsay is an ESPN sports anchor. She also served as a sports reporter at WRC-TV for several years. As a married couple, they have been parents once.

First child, Delano Joseph Melvin

2014

He became father for the first time in his life in 2014. He and his sweet wife, Lindsay Czarniak welcomed their first child together that year and that time it was a son and they named him Delano Joseph Melvin. 

Won Emmy Award

2006

 Emmy Award is also one of the prestigious awards in the world. In 2006, he got nominated in this award for the first time in his life and that was for Best Anchor. He was also honored with this award that year. 

Second Children

2016

Lindsay and Craig welcomed their second child, daughter Sibby.

Net Worth

2016

Craig Melvin' net worth in 2016 was reported to be around $5 million.

Net Worth and Salary

2018

As of 2018, Craig Melvin' net worth is estimated to be around $6 million. He earns around $96,726 to $121,503 and $27,927 to $30,403 as an annual salary being NBC' news correspondent and reporter respectively.