Craig Melvin

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Craig Melvin
Born Craig Delano Melvin[1]
(1979-05-20) May 20, 1979 (age 38)
Columbia, South Carolina[2]
Education B.A. in government
Wofford College (2001)
Occupation News anchor/Correspondent, MSNBC NBC News
Notable credit(s) WIS reporter and anchor (2001–2008)
WRC 6PM and 11PM weekend news anchor
MSNBC anchor
Spouse(s) Lindsay Czarniak (m. 2011)
Children 2

Craig Delano Melvin[3] (born May 20, 1979) is an American journalist and news anchor, working for NBC News and MSNBC as an anchor and NBC News correspondent. He currently anchors MSNBC Live on weekdays, and is co-anchor of Today Saturday edition.


In 2012, Melvin anchored MSNBC's coverage for the Republican and Democratic National conventions, as well as Election Night coverage for TVOne in partnership with NBC News. Melvin often anchors topical matters of public interest. He covered Asiana Airlines 214 crash in July 2013,[4] the George Zimmerman trial,[5] the deadly tornado in Moore, Oklahoma,[6] the Sandy Hook shooting in December 2012, and the West Fertilizer Company plant explosion in 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Melvin is from Columbia, South Carolina. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Wofford College. His parents are Lawrence and Betty Melvin.[7] He has a younger brother, Ryan Melvin, and an older brother, Rev. Lawrence Meadows. He is a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and also served as a senior counselor for South Carolina's Palmetto Boys State program.[8][9][10]

He married ESPN sports anchor and former WRC-TV sports reporter Lindsay Czarniak on October 15, 2011.[11] They currently reside in Connecticut and have a son born in 2014.[12]Lindsay gave birth to their second child, a daughter named Sibby, on November 6, 2016. [13][better source needed]

Career timeline[edit]

  • 2001–2008: WIS anchor and reporter
  • 2008–2011: WRC-TV 6 PM and 11 PM Weekend news anchor
  • 2011–present: NBC News/MSNBC
    • 2011–present: MSNBC anchor
    • 2011–2014: MSNBC Live main anchor
    • 2012–present: NBC News correspondent
    • 2013–2015: Weekend Today fill-in co-anchor
    • 2014–present: MSNBC Live contributing anchor
    • 2016–present: Weekend Today co-anchor


Melvin received an Emmy Award in 2006[14] for his reporting and was also named "Best Anchor" by the South Carolina Broadcaster's Association.[15]


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