Craig Melvin

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Journalist • Anchor

Birth Date: May 20, 1979

Age: 45 years old

Birth Place: Columbia, South Carolina

A broadcaster famous for his genial persona on screen, Craig Melvin was born in Columbia, South Carolina in 1979. He attended Wofford College, where he majored in government and was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He began his broadcasting career in 2001 at local South Carolina station WIS, where he worked as an anchor and reporter. He would stay with the station for seven years, eventually leaving in 2008 to become the weekend news reporter for WRC-TV. After just a few short years there, he moved on to the national stage, accepting a job as an anchor for NBC News and MSNBC. Melvin would cover several high profile news events for the network, including the Asiana Airlines flight 214 crash, the George Zimmerman trial, the massive tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, the tragic Sandy Hook mass shooting, and the West Fertilizer Company plant explosion. Additionally, Melvin began filling in as a co-host on "Weekend Today" (NBC, 1987-) in 2011, the same year that he married sports reporter Lindsay Czarniak. The two welcomed a son in 2014, prompting Melvin to speak publicly about the need for paid maternity and paternity leave. In 2016, Melvin became a full-time co-host on "Weekend Today."

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Total Eclipse 2024

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Christmas in Rockefeller Center

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2023

A Toast to 2022!

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2022

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

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2022

Inspiring America: The 2022 Inspiration List

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Once In a Lifetime

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2022

89th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center

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2021

The Upside

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2021

Dads Got This! With Craig Melvin

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Inspiring America: The 2021 Inspiration List

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2021

Craig Melvin Reports

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The Night Of The New Moon

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2020

Good & Evil

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2020

The Women & Dirty John

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2020

Deadly Exchange

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2020

Deadly Detour

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2020

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular

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2020

The Long Road to Freedom

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2020

Growing Up Black: Families Confronting Racism

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2020

D.L. Hughley: Uncut

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2020

A Toast to 2019!

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2019

87th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center

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2019

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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2019

A Toast to 2018!

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2018

86th Annual Christmas in Rockefeller Center

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2018

Today 3rd Hour

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2018

Today 3rd Hour

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2018

Dateline: Secrets UncoveredStream

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2017

MSNBC Live With Craig Melvin

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2016

Dateline

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2016

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2016

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2016

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2016

Dateline Extra

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2016

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Today

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2015

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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2015

The Doctors

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2008

MSNBC Specials

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Dateline NBCStream

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