Craig Melvin Bio, Age, Family, Wife, NBC, MSNBC, Salary, Net Worth

Craig Melvin Biography

Craig Melvin is a broadcast journalist and anchor at NBC News and MSNBC. He joined NBC’s Today as a news anchor in August 2018 and a co-host of Today Third Hour in October 2018, before being promoted to permanent host in January 2019.


How old is Craig Melvin? – Age

Melvin is 41 years old as of 20 May 2020. He was born Craig Delano Melvin in 1979 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States.

Craig Melvin Family – Parents

Melvin was born to Lawrence and Betty Melvin. He has a younger brother, Ryan Melvin, her older half-brother, Rev. Lawrence Meadows died at the age of 43 from colon cancer on December 9, 2020.

Who is Craig Melvin’s Wife? – Marriage

On October 15, 2011, Melvin married Lindsay Czarniak, a longtime ESPN sports anchor and former WRC-TV sports reporter. The couple has a son Delano ‘Del,’ born in March 2014, and a daughter, Sybil ‘Sibby,’ born in November 2016.

What is Craig Melvin’s salary? – What is Craig Melvin’s Net Worth?

He earns a salary of $3 million every year. He has an estimated net worth of $6 million.

Craig Melvin Career – NBC and MSNBC

Melvin began his career at NBC affiliate WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina, as an “Our Generation Reporter” from 1995 to 1997 while still in high school. Following college, he returned to WIS in July 2001 as a news photographer and producer before joining the station’s morning news team as a reporter and producer of his “Craig Cam” live segments. He went on to become a news anchor for the weekend morning and evening newscasts before taking over the weekday newscasts. Melvin has produced several series for WIS-TV, including ones about education and the homeless in Columbia, among other topics.

Melvin left WIS-TV in July 2008 to join WRC-TV, NBC’s owned-and-operated station in Washington, D.C., where he anchored weekend evening newscasts. Melvin left WRC-TV three years later, in July 2011, to join MSNBC as a daytime anchor, while also contributing as a reporter to NBC News. Melvin hosted MSNBC’s coverage of the Republican and Democratic national conventions, as well as TV One’s Election Night coverage, in conjunction with NBC News, in 2012. In December 2012, he covered the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. In 2013, he covered the Moore tornado in May, the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash in June, and the George Zimmerman trial in July. Melvin co-founded Melvin & Co. in 2014.

Melvin covered the August shooting of Michael Brown and the September murder of Hannah Graham in 2014. He covered the Charleston church shooting in 2015, as well as Freddie Gray’s death in June. Melvin was one of the NBC reporters covering the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August 2016 and covered the mass shooting of Dallas police officers in July. In the same year, he took over as anchor of MSNBC Live from José Daz-Balart.

Melvin reported from Pyeongchang County for NBC’s Winter Olympics coverage in February 2018. In September, he was promoted to weekday news anchor on Today, and in October, he joined the cast of hosts for Today Third Hour. Melvin co-hosted NBC’s annual coverage of the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in December 2020.