Melissa Stark

Who is Melissa Stark?

Melissa Stark is an American sportscaster and television personality best known for her three years as a sideline reporter for Monday Night Football. She was previously employed by NBC, mostly at its MSNBC subsidiary, and is now a reporter for the NFL Network.

Melissa Stark joined ESPN in 1996 as the host of the weekly show Scholastic Athletics America, where she traveled throughout the country covering high school and college sports with a focus on human interest and issue-related issues.

Melissa Stark- Birth, Parents, Siblings & Education

Melissa Stark was born in Baltimore, Maryland, the United States, on November 11, 1973. Dr. Walter Stark (father), a world-renowned eye surgeon at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, is her only child.

Stark attended Roland Park Country School and graduated from the University of Virginia with a double degree in Foreign Affairs and Spanish. Melissa got Phi Beta Kappa honors as a double major from the University of Virginia in 1995. She covered football and basketball broadcasts for statewide stations while she was a student at Virginia University.

Net Worth of Melissa Stark? Salary, Earnings

Melissa has a net worth of $3 million dollars in the United States. Her compensation as a top journalist is in the $75k level. At the same time, she worked for reputable broadcasting firms such as ESPN, ABC, CBS, NBC, and others.

Melissa Stark
Melissa Stark posing for a picture. Source: wikibio

Facts of Melissa Stark

Full Name: Melissa Stark
Age: 47 Years
Birthday: November 11
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Nationality: American
Gender: Female
Horoscope: Scorpio
Husband: Mike Lilley
Net Worth: $3 million
Height: 5’4” Inches (1.64 m)
Profession:  Sportscaster, NFL Network Reporter
Education: University of Virginia

Melissa Stark- Relationship, Married Life, Boyfriend/ Girlfriend

Mike Lilley, her gorgeous spouse, married in 2001. SPCNJ’s President and Founder is Melissa’s husband. Her spouse was the Executive Director of Better Education for New Jersey Children at the time. Melissa and her spouse were acquainted via a mutual friend in 1999.

On June 19, 2000, her spouse proposed to her. Melissa accepted his proposal, and the two married in 2001. Melissa and her husband are also the proud parents of four children: two sons and twin daughters.

Michael Jr., Jackson, Clara, and Clementine are their children. With their four children, the couple resides in Rumson, New Jersey.

Body Measurement- Height, Weight, Hair Colour

Melissa has golden hair and blue eyes. She stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 52 kg. Her body dimensions are 34-26-35, with a 32B cup size, 6.5(US) shoe size, and a 4 dress size (US) (US).

Melissa Stark- Professional Career

Melissa Stark joined ESPN in 1996 as the host of the weekly show Scholastic Athletics America, where she traveled throughout the country covering high school and college sports with a focus on human interest and issue-related issues.

Stark was a regular contributor to Sunday NFL Countdown and the Emmy Award-winning show Outside the Lines on ESPN’s SportsCenter from 1996 to 2003.

Stark was also the NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup Finals, and Final Four on-site host for SportsCenter, and he covered national stories for the network, including MLB, NHL, golf, and NCAA basketball.

She covered Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego for ABC Sports’ Monday Night Football for three seasons, from 2000 to 2003. Stark covered figure skating, the NFL Pro Bowl, and celebrity golf tournaments for ABC Sports.

In 2001, Stark was arrested in Mexico after a security guard, ignorant that she worked for ABC and was covering an NFL game, refused her, Al Michaels, and Dan Fouts access into the stadium. The detention lasted a long time before the case was settled and the charges were dropped.

Stark has also featured as a guest host on The View and co-hosted ABC Entertainment’s 2001 pilot presentation of The Runner, a prime-time reality-based program created by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

She began her career with NBC Sports in 2004, reporting and interviewing for the network’s coverage of the Triple Crown and other significant horse racing events.

Stark was a reporter for NBC’s New Year’s Eve program, which was hosted by Carson Daly, in 2005. In November 2006, she announced her retirement from MSNBC Live and The Today Show. She also served as the host for MSNBC’s Super Bowl coverage in 2009.

Stark was an anchor for MSNBC’s coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics, which was her third Olympic Games for NBC Sports. Stark previously covered the 2006 Winter Olympics for NBC as the speed skating reporter and the 2004 Summer Olympics as the swimming and diving reporter.

Stark has recently begun fieldwork for NFL Network’s NFL Total Access and Around The League Live broadcasts. On September 9, 2012, Stark will anchor First on the Field, the NFL Network’s newest game day show.

Melissa will co-host the on-site pre-game show GameDay Kickoff (renamed GameDay First) alongside Shaun O’Hara, Sterling Sharpe, and Brian Billick beginning with the 2013 NFL regular season.

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Quick Facts of Melissa Stark

  • Melissa has a net worth of $3 million dollars in the United States.
  • In June of 2000, Melissa Stark joined ABC Sports.
  • In 2001, Stark was detained in Mexico after a security guard, unaware that she worked for ABC and was covering an NFL game, refused her, Al Michaels, and Dan Fouts entry into the stadium.
  • She also served as the host for MSNBC’s Super Bowl coverage in 2009.
  • Stark was an anchor for MSNBC’s coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics, which was her third Olympic Games for NBC Sports.
  • On September 9, 2012, Stark will host First on the Field, the NFL Network’s newest game day show.