Craig Melvin Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Kids, Awards, Net Worth

Craig Melvin Biography

Craig Delano Melvin is as well an American broadcast journalist and anchor at NBC News and also MSNBC. Additionally in August 2018, he became a news anchor on NBC’s Today and, later in October 2018, a co-host of Today Third Hour prior to being made permanent in January 2019.

How old is Craig Melvin? – Age

The broadcast journalist is 44 years old as of 2023. He was born on 20 May 1979, in Columbia, South Carolina, United States, where he grew up.

How tall is Craig Melvin? – Height

Melvin is 6 feet 1 inches (1.85 m) tall.

Craig Melvin Mother, Father, Siblings – Family

Melvin is the son of Lawrence and Betty Melvin. He was raised along side his younger brother, Ryan Melvin, and an older half-brother, Rev. Lawrence Meadows, who unfortunately died from colon cancer on December 9, 2020 at the age of 43.

Craig Melvin’s Education

He became elected as the first African-American president of Key Club International in 1996. Likewise in 2001, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government from Wofford College. Moreover, he is a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and as well worked as a senior counselor for South Carolina’s Palmetto Boys State program.

Is Craig Melvin Married? – Wife

Melvin married before-ESPN sports anchor and also former WRC-TV sports reporter Lindsay Czarniak on October 15, 2011. Besides, they reside in Connecticut and blessed with a son, Delano (“Del”), who was born in March 2014, and a daughter, Sybil (“Sibby”), born in November 2016.

Broadcast Journalist Craig Melvin Photo
Broadcast Journalist Craig Melvin Photo

Craig Melvin NBC News

First, he joined NBC-affiliate WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina as a high school student, serving as an “Our Generation Reporter” since 1995 to 1997.

Later after college, he returned to WIS in July 2001 as a news photographer and as well producer, prior to becoming a reporter for the station’s morning news team, producing his (Craig Cam) live segments. Likewise, he was later promoted to news anchor for the weekend morning newscast and also the weekend evening newscasts prior heading the weekday newscasts. Moreover, Melvin created several series that covered issues affecting education and also the homeless in Columbia, among others

Furthermore, Melvin left WIS-TV to join NBC’s owned-and-operated station in Washington, D.C., in July 2008, WRC-TV, where he anchored the weekend evening newscasts.

After a period of three years, in July 2011, he departed WRC-TV for MSNBC to become a daytime anchor, while as well contributing to NBC News as a reporter. Likewise, he anchored MSNBC’s coverage of the national conventions for the Republican and Democratic parties, and also as TV One’s Election Night coverage, in partnership along with NBC News in 2012.


  • Associated Press award
  • Emmy Awards

Craig Melvin Net Worth

Citing her career, Melvin has an estimated net worth of $9 million.

Craig Melvin‘s Instagram

You can find and follow Melvin on Instagram using the account name: @CraigMelvin

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