Sideline Reporter, Sunday Night Football

Melissa Stark is the sideline reporter for Sunday Night Football – primetime TV’s #1 show for an unprecedented 11 consecutive years. Stark, who joined NBC Sports in April 2022, has worked in prominent broadcast roles as host, reporter, correspondent, and interviewer for more than 25 years.

Most recently, she has been a host and reporter with NFL Network since 2011 — hosting the Sports Emmy Award-winning NFL 360 and interviewing top draft choices on-stage at the NFL Draft. She will continue select assignments with the network.

Stark has prior high-profile NFL game broadcast experience, serving as the sideline reporter for three seasons on ABC’s Monday Night Football (2000-02), capping her final season working Super Bowl XXXVII in January 2003.

Following Monday Night Football, Stark spent four years (2003-07) with NBC News, serving as TODAY show national correspondent and newsreader, and an MSNBC anchor. During the NBC News stint, she joined NBC Sports to work on three Olympics – 2004 Athens, 2006 Torino and 2008 Beijing.

Prior to joining MNF, Stark worked for four years as an ESPN reporter/correspondent on a range of properties and shows, including NFL Countdown, SportsCenter, and Outside the Lines, and served as host of Scholastic Sports America. She began her broadcast career at Home Team Sports in Baltimore after graduating from the University of Virginia.

Stark and her husband Michael live in New Jersey with their four children.