Craig Melvin

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Craig Melvin
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Craig Melvin (right) interviews Mark Spitz and Secretary of State John Kerry at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro
Craig Delano Melvin

(1979-05-20) May 20, 1979 (age 39)
EducationB.A. in government
Wofford College (2001)
Years active2001–present
Notable credit(s)
WIS reporter and anchor (2001–2008)
WRC 6PM and 11PM weekend news anchor
MSNBC anchor
Lindsay Czarniak (m. 2011)

Craig Delano Melvin[1] is an American journalist and news anchor, working for NBC News and MSNBC as an anchor and NBC News correspondent. In August 2018, he was named a news anchor on NBC's Today.

Early life[edit]

Melvin was born in Columbia, South Carolina.[2] He received a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Wofford College. His parents are Lawrence and Betty Melvin.[3] 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.[4][5][6]


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,[7] the George Zimmerman trial,[8] the deadly tornado in Moore, Oklahoma,[9] the Sandy Hook shooting in December 2012, and the West Fertilizer Company plant explosion in 2013.

Personal life[edit]

He married ESPN sports anchor and former WRC-TV sports reporter Lindsay Czarniak on October 15, 2011.[10] They reside in Connecticut and have a son named Delano, born in 2014.[11] Lindsay gave birth to their second child, a daughter named Sibby, on November 6, 2016.

Career timeline[edit]


Melvin received an Emmy Award in 2006[12] for his reporting and was also named "Best Anchor" by the South Carolina Broadcaster's Association.[13]


  1. ^ "On Love: Romance at NBC4". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-26. Retrieved 2011-11-06.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-11-06.
  5. ^ "Wofford College - Craig Melvin". Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  6. ^ [2][dead link]
  7. ^ "Flight 214 crash survivor recounts ordeal". Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  8. ^ "The Justice Department and George Zimmerman".,. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  9. ^ "No space for politics after Oklahoma tornado devastation". Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Media Match: Lindsay Czarniak And Craig Melvin Get Married". Huffington Post. 18 October 2011.
  11. ^ Heil, Emily (March 11, 2014). "Lindsay Czarniak, Craig Melvin welcome baby boy". The Washington Post. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  12. ^ "WIS' Craig Melvin wins Emmy". Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Craig Melvin named Anchor of the Year by SCBA". Retrieved 16 July 2018.

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