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Craig Melvin Salary and Net Worth in 2023

Craig Melvin Salary and Net Worth in 2023

Facts of Craig Delon Melvin

Full Name:Craig Delon Melvin
Annual Salary:$1 million+ per year.
Net Worth:£9,518,724.00
Date of Birth:May 20, 1979
Birth Place:Columbia, South Carolina
Partner:Lindsay Czarniak
Spouse:Lindsay Czarniak
Children:Delano, Sybil (Sibby)
Parents:Lawrence Melvin (father) and Betty Melvin (Mother)
Siblings:Ryan Melvin
Nicknames:Craig Melvin
Star Sign:Taurus

What is Craig Melvin Salary?

American broadcaster, Craig Melvin receives an annual salary of $ 100,00,00 / 1 million USD (779788 GBP )  from NBC as a news anchor on NBC Today. Similarly, his monthly salary as a news broadcaster is calculated to be around $ 83333 (64982 GBP).

Craig also serves on MSNBC as a news anchor and program host and receives an impressive sum of money from MSNBC too.

The average hourly pay of an American news anchor is set to be $31.52 in the United States. Whereas, through Craig’s marvelous achievements and many years of experience in journalism fields, he gets paid an average of 100,00,00 + from combining both NBC and MSNBC income.

After leaving WIS TV, Craig Melvin joined NBC in August 2018 as a news anchor for NBC Today and actively serving NBC for almost 5 years.

Craig Melvin’s Wife Lindsay Czarniak Salary

Craig Melvin’s wife Lindsay Czarniak earns around $1.5 million / $ 1,500,000 (1169682 GBP) salary per year from Fox Sports as a sideline reporter for NFL games. Similarly, her monthly income from the Fox report is estimated to be around USD 125000 (97473 GBP).

On the other hand, Czarniak used to receive a $40K to $150K range salary from NBC Sports, which she left in 2011 to join ESPN TV. Czarniak worked on ESPN TV as a sports center anchor for 6 years, where she used to receive an appropriate salary of USD 100,00,00 + / 1 million + per year.

Later  Czarniak left ESPN in 2017 and joined FOX Sports as a NASCAR studio host in 2019. She also started working as a FOX NFL sideline reporter while hosting weekends and Thursday’s NASCAR RACE HUB SHOW.

What is Craig Melvin’s Net Worth?

Craig Melvin has a net worth of $9 million in 2023 according to Celebrity Net Worth. The Associated Press award-winning broadcaster accumulated an impressive amount of net worth from a decades-long journalism career.

He has gained lots of respect and fame after working in the journalism field for decades and also became one of the most experienced journalists in America.

Craig Melvin Assets

The successful broadcaster Melvin brought a three-story residence for $ 2,437,500 USD ( 1900733 GBP) in 2015. The threes story house features Two massive master bedrooms for Melvin and Lindsay, and a separate bedroom for their two children Delano (Son) and Sybil (Daughter).

The couple uses the third floor as an office room which was previously set up as a guest room. The 5 bedroom and four and a half bathroom building cover more than 7,200 square feet and has taken a total of 0.41 acres of land.

Craig Melvin’s Wife Lindsay Czarniak Net Worth

Moreover, his wife Lindsay Czarniak, who serves on Fox Sports as a sideline reporter also earns a handful of money through her profession. According to the celebrity net worth, Lindsay Czarniak holds $ 900,00,00 / 9 million net worth in 2023.

Lindsay succeded to accumulate a huge amount of net worth of her own by working in the journalism field for decades.

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Sandra Smith Annually: 300,0000 USD Monthly: 250000USD $6Million USD Co-anchor of America report on the Fox News channel

Related: Anchor of CNN Primetime, Kaitlan Collins Earns $169000 annual salary.

Early Life

Emmy-winning Journalist, Craig Melvin was born on May 20, 1979, in Columbia, South Carolina. Melvin turned 43 years old in 2023 and his zodiac sign is Taurus.

Melvin is of American nationality and belongs to an African-American ethnicity family background. Melvin follows the Christian religion. His full name or real name is Craig Delon Melvin.

Melvin has selected by Key Club International as the first African-American president in 1996.  He is a member of the Kapp Sigma Fraternity.  Craig has also served for South Carolina’s Palmetto Boys State Program as a senior counselor.


Lawrence Melvin (father) and Betty Melvin (Mother) are the parents of Craig Melvin. The fact is his father was born in federal prison in West Virginia. He has a younger brother named Ryan Melvin.

Melvin also had an older half-brother named Rev Lawrence Meadows who just died on December 9, 2020, from colon cancer at the age of 43.

Education & Experiences

Melvin has completed his high school at Columbia High School. When Melvin won the award as the best journalist of Today Show news, his high school congratulated him on call.

After high school, Craig joined Wofford in bachelor-level education. In 2001, Melvin completed his bachelor’s degree in Arts.

Height and Weight

Craig Melvin has a perfect height of 6ft (182cm) and a healthy body with a weight of 84kg. His eye color is back and has brown hair color. Craig Melvin has a warm skin tone. In terms of his sexual orientation, Melvin is straight.

Craig Melvin
Caption: Mike McDaniel (Source: Today)

Early Career – WIS TV

Melvin began his career when he was a high school student. Melvin started his work as an “Our Generation Reporter” for NBC affiliate WIS-TV from 1995 to 1997.

After completing his graduation in 2001  he started working at WIS as a news photographer and producer. Later he joined the morning news team as a reporter and created his “Craig Cam” live segments.

Melvin moved to Weekend morning and evening newscasts before leading the weekday newscasts. He also constructed many shows for WIS-TV which are successful to address problems with Columbia’s homeless population and school.

NBC Journey

Melvin started working for NBC in 2008 after leaving WIS-TV. He departed for NBC at its Washington, D.C. station, WRC-TV to work as an anchor in the weekend evening newscasts.

While he hosted the NBC news shows in the evening, he started at  MSNBC as a daytime anchor.

In partnership with NBC News, Melvin has anchored MSNBC’s coverage of the national Conventions for the republication and Democratic parties.  Also in December 2012, he covered the sandy hook shootings.

Melvin also hosted a channel named “Dateline: Secrets Uncovered”. In February 2018, he reported for NBC’s coverage of the Winter Olympics from Pyeongchang Country.

Melvin also has worked as a co-host of NBC’s annual broadcast of the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree.

Important Covered Documentaries By Craig Melvin

  • The Moore Tornado in May
  • The George Zimmerman trial in July
  • TV One’s Election Night coverage
  • The shooting of Michael Brown in August
  • The Murder of Hannah Gram in September
  • The Charleston Church Shooting in 2015
  • The Death of Freddie Gray in June
  • The Mass Shooting of Dallas police officers in July 2016
  • Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August

Melvin’s Work Experience In Different TV

Date  TV  Position
2001 to 2008 WIS-TV Anchor and Reporter
2008-2011 WRC-TV Anchor
2011-present NBC News/ MSNBC Anchor
20011-2014 MSNBC Live Weekend anchor
2015-1018 Weekend Today Co-anchor
2016-2022 MSNBC Live anchor
2016-present Dateline Extra Anchor
2017-Present Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly Correspondent
2018-Present Today news Anchor

Achievements & Awards

IN 1996, Melvin became one of the youngest people to win “The Associated Press Award” for his story on innovative teaching. Moreover,  WIS-TV received the Emmy award in 2003 and 20005 for having the best newscast, who was Craig Melvin.

Because of his contribution to the success of WIS-TV, he was named Best Anchor by the South Carolina Broadcasting Association in 2007.

Husband & Children

Craig tied the knot with the love of his life, Lindsay Czarniak on October 15, 2011. They also share a son named Delano and a daughter named Sybil (Sibby). Their son was born in March 2014 and their daughter was born on November 2016. His wife, Lindsay Czarniak is a former ESPN sports anchor and former WRC-TV sports reporter.

Craig Melvin Salary
Caption: Craig Melvin With his wife and children (Source: Twitter)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is Craig leaving the Today Show?

Currently, Craig has not announced his further plans to leave the Today Show.

What is Craig Melvin’s salary?

The popular journalist, Craig Melvin’s estimated salary is more than $1 million and his net worth is around $12 million.

What is Craig Melvin’s Nationality?

Craig Melvin belongs to the American nationality and he is a black American.

How much does Craig on the Today show make?

In Today Show, he receives an annual salary of $ 3 million from NBC.

What does Craig Melvin do now?

Craig is currently working on the Today News as an anchor. He is very addicted to his son and daughter so he is also spending lots of his time with his family.

Who is the wife of Craig Melvin?

Craig Melvin married a former ESPN sports anchor and former WRC-TV sports reporter, Lindsay Czarniak.

How tall is Craig Melvin?

Melvin has a perfect height of 6ft (182cm) and a healthy body with a weight of 84kg.

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