Lindsay Czarniak grew up with sports and news, so it makes sense that her path would lead her to a career as a sports news anchor and reporter. Her professional career spans more than a decade with assignments at some average and high profile news channels.
Lindsay Czarniak’s Bio: Early Life and Career
This girl from Pennsylvania was born on November 7, 1977, in the city of Harrisburg and moved with her family to Northern Virginia at the age of five.
She attended Centerville High School in Fairfax County, where she played field hockey and lacrosse. She then went to James Madison University where she earned a degree in online journalism. While still a student, however, she began an internship with the CBS-affiliated television station WUSA TV.
Lindsay then began her career at CNN as a production assistant. This led to assignments at WAWS, WTEV-TV, WTVJ (all in Florida), and the Speed Channel. All these channels have in common that they are all affiliated with or owned by CBS, FOX, or NBC.
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Lindsay Czarniak as a High-profile Sports Broadcaster with NBC and ESPN
After her hectic time between stations, she returned to Washington and joined NBC’s own WRC-TV as a sports presenter and reporter. This was thanks to veteran broadcaster George Michael. In 2006, she also became co-host of his long-running show The George Michael Sports Machine. In the same year, she also covered the Winter Olympics for NBC Sports.
In 2007, Lindsay and Dan Hillel took over the role of George Michael as co-host of NBC4. In the run-up to November of the same year, she interviewed Washington Redskins players when her teammate Sean Taylor was murdered.
In 2008, she worked as a sports reporter for NBC during the Summer Olympics and also hosted Gymnastics on Oxygen, a half-hour show on the Oxygen TV Network. The show was about shedding light on gymnastics and other Olympic competition opportunities specifically for women.
On 13 July 2011 Lindsay Czarniak had her last appearance on WRC-TV. She joined ESPN and did her first show for the channel on August 19, 2011, replacing Jay Harris a year later as co-host of the 6 pm segment of SportsCenter. She was also the first woman to host ABC’s coverage of the 500 games of Indianapolis 2013. Her contract with ESPN expired in August 2017.
In 2018, she joined the professional stock car racing team of Joe Gibbs Racing, where she began producing online content during the Daytona 500.
On January 5, 2018, NBC announced that they would bring Lindsay Czarniak back to cover exclusively for the station at the SuperBowl LII at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Lindsay Czarniak’s Family, Husband, and Kids
Lindsay’s earliest contact with sports coverage was through her father Chet Czarniak. He worked for 17 years in the sports section of a local newspaper. He later became managing editor of USAToday. Her mother, Terri Czarniak, was the principal of Rose Hill Elementary School, a public school in Alexandria, Virginia. She also has a brother, Andrew Czarniak, a sibling who serves in the US Coast Guard after graduating from the US Coast Guard Academy.
It seems that love and romance are not only in the movies. Lindsay is married to Craig Melvin. He is a television reporter colleague and former weekend presenter for WRC-TV, where Czarniak used to work. The couple entered into the bond of marriage on October 15, 2011, in their favorite city, Washington.
Craig hosts MSNBC live on weekends and is also the co-host of the Saturday edition of Today. Melvin reported on the 2012 Democratic and Republican Conventions, the crash of Asiana Airlines 214 in 2013, and the trial of George Zimmerman. He also reported on the Sandy Hook shooting, the devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, and the explosion of the West Fertilizer Company’s plant in 2013.
The couple had their first child in 2014, a boy they named Delano. On November 6, 2016, they conceived a second child, a daughter named Sibby, which is actually a short form of the word “siblings.
What’s Lindsay Czarniak’s Salary, Net Worth?
Lindsay has had well over a decade of professional activity in front of the television screen. She’s confident that she’s earned the value of her work. Her exact salary is unknown. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the sports reporter and newscaster is worth $3 million.
Lindsay Czarniak’s Body Measurements, Feet
Perhaps the best feature of Lindsay is that she looks younger than she is. According to various online sources, the girl from Pennsylvania is 1.73 m (7 feet 3 inches) tall and holds a healthy weight of about 67 kg.
She has a bust size of 36 inches, a waist size of 25 inches and a hip size of 35 inches. Her shoe size is 7.5 US, which leaves no doubt that Lindsay’s feet look amazing and are also well-trained. No wonder she always eagerly crosses her legs in interviews and shows off her hot legs and feet.