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Melissa Stark is among those high profile journalists who are recently serving at NFL Network as a sportscaster. Prior to NFL, she has served to NBC as a correspondent. She has covered various events for MSNBC and did work as a sideline reporter for Monday Night Football for ABC Sports.

  • November 11, 1973
  • 5' 4" (1.63 m)
  • Married
  • N/A
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Family and Personal Life

Stark was born on 11 November 1973 in Baltimore, Maryland, the United States. She is a daughter of a well-known eye surgeon, Walter Stark working at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Maryland. She attended Roland Park Country School, Baltimore and got her degree from the University of Virginia in Foreign Affairs and Spanish. She was also a fellow in the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority during her college years.

Stark got married on 26 May 2001 to her boyfriend Mike Lilley, agent of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in Manhattan, after dating two years. They were known to each other through their mutual friend in 1999 and tied a knot in 2001. The Lilley couple has two sons: Jackson and Michael and twins daughter born later. The couple is living happy family life without any hitch in their marital relationship.

 

 

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Lifestyle and Measurements

Stark is known for her flawless beauty apart from anchoring and reporting. Her hazel eyes are admired most by her fans and colleagues. She has got the cute height of 5 feet and 4 inches followed by the body measurements of 34-26-35 inches. She appears very sporty and in shape anywhere she goes.

This 43 years old diva is very versatile and likes to play golf in her leisure. She loves purchasing stylish sunglasses and enjoys wine most. She goes different places for holidays with her children and gets pleasure from breezes of the ocean. Her mother visits her often.

 

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Professional Career

Stark started her career in journalism as a news intern at WMAR-TV in 1991 as well as in 1993 also interned in CBS Evening News with Dan Rather for CBS News. Later she started writing scripts and collected backdrop information for health correspondent Dr. Bob Arnot’s investigative reports. She became a production assistant and reporter from 1994-95 for University of Virginia’s Coach’s TV Show in Charlottesville.

In 1996, she signed ESPN as an anchor of Scholastic Sports America, for which she traveled around the United States for collecting human interest and coverage of events. Later, she started to work in SportsCenter serving continuously for Sunday NFL Countdown and Outside the Lines, an Emmy Award winning program. Besides that, she also worked as an on-site anchor for the NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup Finals, and Final Four. While being on ESPN, she covered general events like Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, golf and also NCAA basketball.

In June 2000, Stark moved to ABC Sports and worked till three seasons front sideline reporter for Monday Night Football including the reporting of Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego, figure skating, the NFL Pro Bowl and golf programs of celebrities. She was arrested in Mexico in 2001 when she tried to enter the stadium for the coverage of NFL game. The attest was due to not knowing her as a reporter for ABC and was freed after the resolution of the issue and submitting penalty. She also showed in The View as a guest anchor and co-hosted prime-time reality program, The Runner produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

She served as a National Correspondent for NBC News’s The Today Show from July 2003 and anchored MSNBC Live. Later on, she started to work as the reporter of Triple Crown for NBC Sports from 2004 also covered horse racing programs for the network. In 2005, she contributed to NBC’s New Year Eve reporting and also in 2006, quit MSNBC Live and The Today Show. She anchored 2008 Summer Olympics and 2009 Super Bowl for MSNBC. Moreover, she covered the 2006 Winter Olympics and 2004 Summer Olympics as a speed skating and swimming, diving reporter respectively.

Stark is currently preparing to work for NFL Network especially NFL Total Access and Around The League Live. She was finalized to serve as anchor latest program First on the Field for the network. She was announced to host GameDay First, the prime-time on-site pregame show started with the 2013 NFL usual season with her co-host Shaun O’Hara, Sterling Sharpe, and Brian Billick.

 

Net Worth and Salary

While coming to the net worth and salary of this successful sportscaster, there is no information related to her possession available. But, obviously, she earns huge among of salary on the basis of her experience and hard work.

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