Lindsay Czarniak grew up around 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 has spanned over a decade with stints at some average and top-tier news networks.
Lindsay Czarniak’s Bio: Early Life and Career
This Pennsylvania girl was born in the town of Harrisburg on November 7, 1977, and moved to Northern Virginia with her family at the age of five.
She went to Centerville High School in Fairfax County where she played field hockey and lacrosse. She would go on to James Madison University where she graduated with a degree in online journalism. While she was still in college, however, she started an internship with the CBS-affiliated television station, WUSA TV.
Lindsay then moved on to start her broadcasting career with CNN in the role of a production assistant. This led to stints with WAWS, WTEV-TV, WTVJ (all in Florida), and the Speed Channel. One thing all these networks have in common is that they are all affiliated with or owned by CBS, FOX or NBC.
Lindsay Czarniak as a High-profile Sports Broadcaster with NBC and ESPN
After her hectic time between networks, she returned to Washington and joined NBC-owned WRC-TV as a sports anchor and reporter. This was thanks to veteran broadcaster, George Michael. In 2006, she also became a co-host on 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 Hielle took over from George Michael as NBC4’s co-sports anchors. Fast forward to November of the same year, she interviewed players of the Washington Redskins when their teammate Sean Taylor was murdered.
In 2008, she was a sports desk reporter for NBC during the Summer Olympics and also hosted Gymnastics on Oxygen, a half-hour show on Oxygen TV network. The show centred around shedding light on gymnastics and other Olympic competition opportunities made especially for women.
July 13, 2011, saw Lindsay Czarniak make her final appearance for WRC-TV. She moved to ESPN and made her first broadcast for the network on August 19, 2011. A year later, she replaced Jay Harris as co-host of the 6 pm segment of SportsCenter. She also became the first woman to host ABC’s coverage of the 2013 Indianapolis 500. Her contract with ESPN ran its course in August 2017.
In 2018, she joined Joe Gibbs Racing’s professional stock car racing team, where she started producing online content during the Daytona 500.
On January 5, 2018, NBC announced that they would be bringing back Lindsay Czarniak to report 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 exposure to sports news reporting was through her father Chet Czarniak. For 17 years, he was employed in the sports department of a local newspaper. He later moved on to become managing editor of USAToday. Her mother, Terri Czarniak, was a principal of Rose Hill Elementary School, a public school in Alexandria, Virginia. She also has a sibling, a brother, Andrew Czarniak who serves in the U.S. Coast Guard after graduating from the United States Coast Guard Academy.
Seems like love and romance do not only happen in the movies. Lindsay is married to Craig Melvin. He is a fellow TV reporter and former weekend anchor for WRC-TV, where Czarniak used to work. The couple tied the knot on October 15, 2011, in her favourite city, Washington.
Craig anchors MSNBC live on weekends and is also the co-host of the Saturday edition of Today. Melvin covered the 2012 Democratic and Republican conventions, The Asiana Airlines 214 Crash in 2013 and the George Zimmerman trial. He also covered the Sandy Hook shooting, the ravaging tornado in Moore, Oklahoma and the explosion of the West Fertilizer Company plant in 2013.
The couple had their first child, a boy who they named Delano, in 2014. On November 6, 2016, they welcomed a second child, a daughter named Sibby, which is actually a short form of the word “sibling”.
What’s Lindsay Czarniak’s Salary, Net Worth?
Lindsay has had well over a decade’s worth of professional action in front of the TV screen. She is sure to have earned her work’s worth. 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 about Lindsay is that she looks younger than she is. The Pennsylvania girl, according to different sources online is 7 feet 3 inches tall (1.73m) and maintains a healthy weight of around 67kg.
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, leaving no doubt that Lindsay’s feet look amazing and they are well-toned too. Little wonder why she’s always eager to cross her legs during interviews, flaunting her hot legs and feet.