On March 31, 2022, Craig Melvin confirmed that he would no longer be working at MSNBC.
“This nearly decade-long stretch of hosting a cable news program has been a tremendous honor, and I’m so very thankful for the opportunity to really have had a front-row seat to so much history. Tumultuous campaigns, elections, natural disasters, far too many mass shootings, and of course a global pandemic,” he said during his last episode, per TheHill. “So many of the stories I’ve covered here, and the people I’ve met on assignments, have moved me in a myriad of ways. Some days sad, angry, confused, but always hopeful.” He will remain on NBC's Today and focus his efforts there.
This news comes just three days after Melvin came under fire for his comments on Will Smith. Melvin felt that Smith — who slapped Chris Rock after the comedian made an inappropriate joke about Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, at the Oscars — perpetuated the stereotype that "Black men can't control their rage."
In short, the longtime journalist is a man who's not afraid to court controversy, especially if it pushes the message's bottom line. Let's take a look at his net worth, his salary and his children.
Editorial note: The net worth listed in this piece is a speculative estimate drawn from a variety of online sources.
Craig Melvin: His Net Worth in 2022
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Craig Melvin has a net worth of $9 million in 2022. The same outlet reports that his annual salary from NBCUniversal totals $3 million a year, exclusive of all his “outside” deals.
In his best-seller book, Pops: Learning to be a Son and a Father, Craig Melvin went into great detail about his relationship with his father, Lawrence Melvin, with whom he had a tumultuous relationship. He has a younger brother, Ryan.
Melvin’s older half-brother, Rev. Lawrence Meadows, passed away in 2020 from colon cancer.
In 2011, Craig Melvin married Lindsey Czarniak, who used to be a reporter for ESPN. Together, they share two children: a son named Delano and a daughter named Sybil Ann, per People Magazine.