Craig Melvin

Craig Melvin

Husband.Father.Son.Brother.Believer. journalist. @todayshow natl correspondent. @msnbc news anchor. Live in CT, but I'm a born and bred South Carolinian.

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Patrick Parry’s fear of contracting coronavirus almost cost him his life. After surviving a heart attack he told me that folks should seek treatment. “By avoiding going to the hospital because of COVID, I spent two months in the hospital.” @TODAYshow 

Y’all tweeting. @lindsayczarniak  and the kids have been building. Too much snow. #Grateful  #blessed 

Jason Brown was once the highest paid center in the NFL. At the height of his career @WiseFarmerBrown  left the football field to become a farmer. His mission: to fight hunger. Since Brown has donated over a million pounds of fresh food. @3rdHourTODAY 

Todd Bowles should be the mvp of that game. Brilliant.

I talked to my childhood inspiration, Grammy-winning producer, songwriter and gospel musician @kirkfranklin , who has a new podcast called “Good Words.” @TODAYshow 

I spoke with NBA star @KevinGarnett5KG  on being inducted into the Hall of Fame. He reflected on his career in the league, his childhood, and friendship with Kobe Bryant. @3rdHourTODAY 

Breaking. @POTUS  will order flags at half-staff for five days in memory of 500,000 Americans lost to the covid pandemic.

I just announced my book, POPS. I’m sharing stories about my childhood, my relationship with my father, addiction, resiliency, race & how all of these have shaped me into the man, husband and father I am today. You can preorder a copy here: #popsthebook 

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I’m live outside the LA hospital where Tiger Woods underwent emergency surgery after a rollover car crash. His reps say, he is ‘awake, responsive and recovering.’ Officials add that his leg injuries could leave his golfing career in doubt. @TODAYshow 


You can’t quote Dr. King on social media one day out of the year and live a life that runs counter to his words and teachings the other 364.

“So far we’ve had no problem whatsoever.”- @realDonaldTrump  on his rallies. A reminder. Herman Cain died from Covid after attending a rally.

Having covered many protests over the years, I do wonder if the majority of these folks were black and brown whether they’d be treated the same way they’re being treated right now.

America is on fire. Literally and figuratively. More than 40 million unemployed. More than 102K dead from Covid-19. Then another black man dies in police custody. Protests. Riots. Anger. Sadness. Helplessness.

There is body camera footage. We’ve obtained it. @NBCNews  is reviewing it right now.

Looking at these ridiculously long lines in TX and others in CA. Whatever your politics, you can’t tell me it makes sense to force people to wait hours to participate in democracy. We should want as many people voting as possible.

With ballots still being counted, Joe Biden has already amassed more votes than any candidate for President in history.

What should be breaking news but isn’t. We should care! 30 shot over 3-hour span in Chicago, including 11-year-old and at least 11 teens – WGN-TV

Can confirm Mayor Pete’s people have been talking to VP Biden’s people abt consolidating support. Candidates have exchanged voicemails bc they’re both traveling.