Craig Melvin

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NEWS ANCHOR, “TODAY”, CO-HOST OF 3rd HOUR, TODAY AND ANCHOR ON MSNBC LIVE

Craig Melvin is a news anchor on NBC News’ “TODAY,” a co-host of 3rdHour TODAY, an anchor on MSNBC Live, and a host of “Dateline.” His breaking news coverage and reporting appears across all NBC News and MSNBC platforms. 

Melvin has covered a wide-range of news events, including several Republican and Democratic National Conventions and three presidential inaugurations. His coverage of politics has included notable interviews with former President Bill Clinton, Former Vice President Joe Biden, Ambassador Nikki Haley, and Secretaries of State John Kerry, Mike Pompeo and Condoleezza Rice. He has also covered tragic mass shootings across the country for the network, including Dallas and Orlando in 2016; Charleston, South Carolina in 2015; the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. in 2013; and Sandy Hook in 2012. Melvin reported extensively on police involved shootings and subsequent protests in Baltimore, Maryland in 2015 and Ferguson, Missouri in 2014. 

In addition, he covered the 2016 death of Muhammad Ali and the 2016 EgyptAir MS804 crash. He has also covered two Olympic Games and six Super Bowls – most recently, the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang and the 2019 Super Bowl in Atlanta. 

Prior to joining NBC News and MSNBC in July 2011, Melvin was a weekend anchor for WRC, NBC’s owned-and-operated station in Washington, DC. Before that, Melvin earned acclaim as an evening news anchor at WIS in Columbia, South Carolina where he was named “Best Anchor” by the South Carolina Broadcaster’s Association and awarded two Emmy Awards.   

Melvin is a graduate of Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina where he serves on the board of trustees. He is an active member in several charities, including the Colorectal Cancer Alliance and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  

Melvin lives in Connecticut with his wife, awarding winning sportscaster Lindsay Czarniak, who is a Fox Sports host and the host of the podcast “Players.” They have a son and daughter. 

Melvin is on Twitter at @craigmelvin.