Craig Melvin makes his NBC Olympics debut as a reporter at the Rio Olympics. Melvin is a TODAY national correspondent and an MSNBC anchor. He also frequently serves as a co-host on Weekend TODAY.
Melvin has covered a wide-range of breaking news events, including the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the Asiana Airlines 214 crash in July 2013, the George Zimmerman trial, the aftermath of the deadly tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, the Sandy Hook school shooting, and a series of reports on the future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Since joining NBC News and MSNBC in 2011, Melvin has also conducted several news-maker and celebrity interviews including Feidin Santana, eyewitness to the 2015 Walter Scott shooting, and Nicki Minaj’s pre-Super Bowl halftime performance interview.
Previously, Melvin was a weekend anchor for WRC, NBC’s owned-and-operated station in Washington, DC. Prior to his time in the nation’s capital, 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 won two Emmy Awards.
A graduate of Wofford College, Melvin currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and son.