LONGTIME news anchor Craig Melvin was praised by fans on his last day at MSNBC ahead of his move to focus on the Today show. The network will be
LONGTIME news anchor Craig Melvin was praised by fans on his last day at MSNBC ahead of his move to focus on the Today show.
The network will be bringing in temporary hosts for Melvin’s 11am segment, Craig Melvin Reports, until they find a permanent replacement for him.
Craig Melvin has been with MSNBC for more than a decade[/caption]
An MSNBC representative confirmed the beloved anchor’s departure on March 14.
Melvin has been with MSNBC for more than a decade.
In addition to his work on Craig Melvin Reports and Today, he has worked as a weekday anchor and co-host of NBC’s Saturday Today.
Melvin also hosts Dateline, the syndicated version of NBC’s true-crime series.
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After graduating from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Melvin began his career in a news anchor position at WIS News10, an NBC affiliate.
He moved to Washington DC to anchor for NBC’s WRC-TV in 2008 and took on the role for Today in 2011.
As he advanced his career, Melvin won two Emmy Awards for his reporting at WIS and was also named Best Anchor by the South Carolina Broadcaster’s Association.
Speaking about his career progression, Melvin said, “It was hard, and it was hard for a number of years. I’m convinced that’s why a lot of guys get out of the business. But I loved it.
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“I’ve always loved telling stories, and I’ve always loved talking to people, but I especially loved being able to cover the news in my hometown, because there is nothing like that.”
FANS PRAISE MELVIN
Fans took to social media on Thursday to applaud the longtime news anchor on his incredible run on the network.
“Congrats to the great @CraigMelvin as he does his last 11 AM Eastern show on @MSNBC and looking forward to his radiant future at
@NBCNews,” author and historian Michael Beschloss tweeted.
“@craigmelvin it’s an honor to get to watch you. You’re an icon @MSNBC god bless sir,” wrote another viewer.
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His absence will come amidst other changes to the station’s lineup, including Stephanie Ruhle, who is moving to the nighttime newscast and will be taking Brian Williams‘ place following his departure.
During his time with the station, Melvin has reported on the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, Election Night coverage, the Asiana Airlines 214 crash in 2013, the George Zimmerman trial, the Sandy Hook school shooting, and more.
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