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Craig Melvin is the news anchor of NBC News’ Today show, a cohost of the show’s third hour, and a host of Dateline NBC. Before joining Today, he was a longtime anchor on MSNBC, and before that was an anchor on NBC’s affiliate in Washington, DC. He has covered a wide variety of breaking news events during his career, including several national political conventions and the mass shootings in Charleston, South Carolina, and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. Melvin has also taken part in NBC Sports’ coverage of numerous major events, including the 2018 Winter Olympics and the 2019 Super Bowl. He graduated from Wofford College, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where he now serves on the board of trustees. He lives in Connecticut with his family.

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