I can’t help but respect women who are making a big bang in a world which we previously believed to be the exclusive right of men. Melissa Stark, an American TV personality and sportscaster has managed to carve out a niche for herself in the world of sports reportage which was previously left for the men because of lack of interest from the female gender. She is presently working with NFL Network after gathering a wealth of experience from other networks which have made her unique in her chosen field.
Melissa Stark’s date of birth is 11th November 1973 and she was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Her father, Walter Stark works at the renowned Wilmer Eye Clinic at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland as an eye surgeon. Melissa is of white ethnicity and her Zodiac sign is Scorpio.
The sportscaster was raised in Baltimore and there, she attended a respected women’s prep school known as Roland Park Country School. During her years in college, she was involved with Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority which specializes in providing support to women. Melissa proceeded to the University of Virginia where she graduated with a degree in Foreign affairs and Spanish. She spent part of her university days as an active reporter, covering football and basketball which was usually aired on the statewide channels.
Immediately after achieving her degree, she got a job at WMAR-TV as a news intern working on assignment desk in 1991. From WMAR-TV, the budding sports reporter joined CBS as a news intern where she presented the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather.
ESPN was her next employer and from 1994 to 1995, she worked as a reporter and a production assistant for Virginia Sports Marketing and later became the presenter of Scholastic Sports America, a weekly program in 1996. This program made it possible for Melissa to travel all over the US covering college and high school sports. From 1996 to 2003, she became the host for the of ESPN network’s Sports Center. Melissa had the privilege of hosting popular shows like Sunday NFL Countdown and Outside the Lines which happens to be an Emmy award-winning show. Her days at ESPN were crowned with her coverage of major leagues like NCAA Basketball and National Hockey League.
Melissa moved to ABC Sports in 2000 where she worked as a lead sideline reporter for Monday Night Football at ABC Sports. She has worked as a co-presenter for ABC’s pilot presentation of The Runner in 2001 and has appeared once on the program – The View as a guest host. In 2004, she became a part of NBC News and functioned as a national correspondence for The Today Show and also worked as a presenter for MSNBC Live. From 2012 to date, she works with NFL Network where she presents First on The Field. The wealth of experience Melissa has gathered through her career is amazing and this has made the sports reporter a veteran in her chosen field.
Facts about the Sportscaster – Melissa Stark
Melissa Stark is the only child of Walter Stark who is a lead eye surgeon in Wilmer Eye Clinic at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She is married to Mike Lilley and the couple reside in Rumson, New Jersey. Their union is blessed with four kids.
Social Media Profile
Just like every other celebrity, Melissa is active on the social media. She has active accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She has amassed over 4.7k followers on Facebook, on her twitter account, she can boast of over 410k followers and her Instagram account has gathered over 20.4k followers.
Melissa is a well-known media personality who is presently engaged with NFL Network as a sportscaster. She is vastly experienced in the area of sports reportage. Before coming to the NFL Network, she had garnered a phenomenal wealth of experience from her work with other networks like NBC, ESPN, ABC Sports etc.
Melissa is said to be one of the highest earners among media personalities although her salary is still not known to the public. Having worked with NBC and NFL which are known to pay very attractive salaries, she must have saved up a tidy sum as her net worth, however, her fortune which has not been made public knowledge is said to be under review.
Melissa Stark is described as beautiful, she has a height of 5 feet 4 inches with a weight of 52 kg to go with it. Her body statistics is 34-26-35, shoe size is 6.5 USA standard and dress size is 4 USA. she is a natural blond with blue eyes.