Photo via: Craig Melvin
Long-time news anchor Craig Melvin has just been promoted to weekday news co-anchor for the “Today” show. The announcement was made Tuesday morning by his new co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb.
Most recently, Melvin served as a Saturday co-anchor for the “Today” show and a correspondent and fill-in anchor for the show’s weekday edition. On August 25, he announced that he was stepping down from his Saturday position. At the time, he didn’t mention any details about his next steps.
“For the better part of the past year, I have been pulling triple duty here at NBC News,” Deadline reports him saying at the time. “It’s a lot for anyone, even someone who loves what he does as much as I do.”
The 39-year-old tells South Carolina’s “The State” newspaper that his new appointment as a weekday anchor for the popular morning show is a dream come true for him and an ultimate career highlight.
— Craig Melvin (@craigmelvin) September 4, 2018
The ‘Today’ show has been around for 65 years now,” he explains. “It’s one of the few institutions left in broadcast television. So to be a part of that Monday through Friday, it’s a pinch-myself moment. It really is.”
During today’s announcement about his new position, Melvin said: “Before we start this whole new thing, I wanted to just thank my parents, who sacrificed so much for me to go to school and get here.”
Congratulations, Craig! We wish you the best of luck in your new role.