Craig Melvin

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Craig Melvin
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Craig Delano Melvin

(1979-05-20) May 20, 1979 (age 40)
EducationB.A. degree 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] (born May 20, 1979) is an American journalist, working for NBC News and MSNBC as an anchor and NBC News correspondent. In August 2018, he became a news anchor on NBC's Today and, in October 2018, a co-host of Today Third Hour before being made permanent in January 2019.

Early life[edit]

Melvin was born in Columbia, South Carolina.[2] He received a Bachelor of Arts degree 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 has served as a senior counselor for South Carolina's Palmetto Boys State program.[4][5][6]


In 2012, Melvin anchored MSNBC's coverage of the Republican and Democratic National conventions, as well as TVOne's Election Night coverage in partnership with NBC News. He 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, in May 2013;[9] the Sandy Hook shootings in December 2012; and the West Fertilizer Company plant explosion in April 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Melvin married then-ESPN sports anchor and former WRC-TV sports reporter Lindsay Czarniak on October 15, 2011.[10] They reside in Connecticut and have a son Delano “Del” born in March 2014,[11] and a daughter, Sybil “Sibby” born in November 2016.[12]

Career timeline[edit]


Melvin received an Emmy Award in 2006[13] for his reporting and was also named "Best Anchor" by the South Carolina Broadcaster's Association.[14]


  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.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-11-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  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 Delano "Del"". The Washington Post. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
  12. ^ Petit, Stephanie (November 6, 2016). "Craig Melvin and Lindsay Czarniak Welcome Daughter Sybil 'Sibby' Ann". People. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  13. ^ "WIS' Craig Melvin wins Emmy". Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Craig Melvin named Anchor of the Year by SCBA". Retrieved 16 July 2018.

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