I cannot help but respect women who make a big bang in a world that we used to think was the exclusive right of men. Melissa Stark, an American TV personality and sports reporter has managed to carve out a niche for herself in the world of sports reporting, a niche that was once reserved for men due to the lack of interest shown by the female sex. She is currently working with NFL Network after gaining a wealth of experience from other networks that have made her unique in her chosen field.
Melissa Stark Biography
Melissa Stark’s date of birth is November 11, 1973, and she was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Her father, Walter Stark, works as an eye surgeon at the renowned Wilmer Eye Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Melissa is of white descent and her star sign is Scorpio.
The sports reporter grew up in Baltimore and attended a prestigious women’s preparatory school known as Roland Park Country School. During her college years, she became involved with Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, which specializes in helping women. Melissa went to the University of Virginia, where she earned a degree in Foreign Policy and Spanish. She spent part of her college years as an active reporter, reporting on football and basketball, usually broadcast on national channels.
Immediately after graduation, she was offered a position with WMAR-TV in 1991 as a news intern working at the assignment desk. From WMAR-TV, the budding sports reporter came to CBS as a news intern, where she presented the CBS evening news together with Dan Rather.
ESPN was her next employer and from 1994 to 1995 she worked as a reporter and production assistant for Virginia Sports Marketing and later became a host for Scholastic Sports America, a weekly show in 1996, a program that allowed Melissa to travel throughout the United States and cover college and high school sports. From 1996 to 2003, she was the host of the ESPN network’s Sports Center. Melissa had the privilege of hosting popular shows such as Sunday NFL Countdown and Outside the Lines, a show that happened to win an Emmy. Her days at ESPN were crowned with coverage of major leagues such as NCAA Basketball and National Hockey League.
In 2000, Melissa moved to ABC Sports, where she worked as a senior reporter for Monday Night Football at ABC Sports. She co-hosted the pilot presentation of ABC’s The Runner in 2001 and was a guest presenter on The View. In 2004 she became part of NBC News and served as a national correspondent for The Today Show and also worked as a host for MSNBC Live. From 2012 until today, she has been working for NFL Network, where she hosts First on The Field. The wealth of experience Melissa has gained throughout her career is amazing, and this has made the sports reporter a veteran in her chosen field.
Facts about the Sportscaster – Melissa Stark
Social Media Profile
Like any other celebrity, Melissa is active in social media. She has active accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She has collected over 4.7k followers on Facebook, her Twitter account boasts over 410k followers and her Instagram account has collected over 20.4k followers.
Melissa Stark is the only child of Walter Stark, who is the chief eye surgeon at the Wilmer Eye Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. She is married to Mike Lilley, and the couple lives in Rumson, New Jersey. Their marriage is blessed with four children.
Melissa is a well-known media personality who currently works as a sports reporter for NFL Network. She has extensive experience in the field of sports reporting. Prior to joining the NFL Network, she had a phenomenal amount of experience from working with other broadcasters such as NBC, ESPN, ABC Sports, etc.
Melissa Stark Net Worth
Melissa is considered one of the highest earners among media personalities, although her salary is still not known to the public. As she has worked with NBC and NFL, which are known to pay very attractive salaries, she must have saved a considerable sum as her net worth, but her assets, which are not yet known to the public, are currently under review.
Melissa Stark is described as beautiful, she has a size of 5 feet 4 inches and a weight of 52 kg to match. Her body statistic is 34-26-35, her shoe size is 6.5 USA standard and her dress size is 4 USA. She is a natural blonde with blue eyes.