Craig Melvin

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Craig Melvin
BornCraig Delano Melvin[1]
(1979-05-20) May 20, 1979 (age 34)
Columbia, South Carolina
EthnicityAfrican American
EducationB.A. in government
Wofford College (2001)
OccupationNews anchor/Correspondent, MSNBC NBC News
Notable credit(s)WIS reporter and anchor (2001–2008)
WRC 6PM and 11PM weekend news anchor
(2008–2011)
MSNBC anchor
(2011–present)
Spouse(s)Lindsay Czarniak (m. 2011)
FamilyLawrence (father)
Betty (mother)
Website
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44492019/ns/msnbc_tv-meet_the_faces_of_msnbc/t/craig-melvin/
 
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Craig Melvin
BornCraig Delano Melvin[1]
(1979-05-20) May 20, 1979 (age 34)
Columbia, South Carolina
EthnicityAfrican American
EducationB.A. in government
Wofford College (2001)
OccupationNews anchor/Correspondent, MSNBC NBC News
Notable credit(s)WIS reporter and anchor (2001–2008)
WRC 6PM and 11PM weekend news anchor
(2008–2011)
MSNBC anchor
(2011–present)
Spouse(s)Lindsay Czarniak (m. 2011)
FamilyLawrence (father)
Betty (mother)
Website
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44492019/ns/msnbc_tv-meet_the_faces_of_msnbc/t/craig-melvin/

Craig Delano Melvin[2] (born May 20, 1979, in Columbia, South Carolina[3]) is an American journalist who currently works for MSNBC as an anchor for MSNBC Live and NBC News as a correspondent. He is also a frequent substitute for Lester Holt as Co-Anchor of Weekend Today. [4]

Personal life[edit]

Melvin is from Columbia, South Carolina and is a graduate of Wofford College, from which he graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government. His parents are Lawrence and Betty Melvin.[5] He has a younger brother, Ryan Melvin, and an older brother, Rev. Lawrence Meadows. He is a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity.[6][7][8]

He married ESPN sports anchor and former WRC-TV sports reporter Lindsay Czarniak on October 15, 2011.[9]

Professional[edit]

Melvin got his first job as a journalist in 2001, as a reporter and anchor for NBC affiliate WIS in his hometown of Columbia, South Carolina. He won an Emmy Award while at the station.[10] Melvin joined WRC-TV in 2008 and worked for them anchoring the weekend 6 p.m. and 11 p.m newscasts, until his departure in 2011. Upon leaving WRC-TV, Melvin took a job as a correspondent/anchor at NBC News and MSNBC in New York to move with his wife who had just accepted a job at ESPN.

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