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Melissa Stark is an American journalist who is recently serving on NFL Network as a sportscaster. Melissa Stark has served for NBC and ESPN as a sideline reporter and host. She has reported several prominent games for ESPN like Major League Baseball, NCAA basketball, National Hockey League and others.

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  • Birthday: 11 November 1973 (Age 44)
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Sports Anchor and Reporter

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1. Personal and Family Life

Melissa Stark is married to Mike Lilley and has four children with him. Melissa is the daughter of a renowned eye surgeon, Walter Stark from Baltimore, Maryland.

Melissa was born on 11 November 1973 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. Her father is an eye surgeon, Walter Stark serving at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. She is the only child of her parents.

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  • Parents: Walter Stark (Father)
  • Husband: Mike Lilley
  • Children: Jackson and Michael and twin daughters
  • Marital Status: Married

She attended reputed women’s prep school, Roland Park Country School in her hometown. Later she enrolled at the University of Virginia and graduated with a bachelor degree in Foreign Affairs and Spanish language. During her college, she served as a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

In 2001, Melissa Stark married Mike Lilley, an employee of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in Manhattan. The couple came to know each other through their mutual friend in late 90s and got engaged in June 2000.

They are proud parents of four children; two sons Jackson and Michael and twins daughters. She has complete happy family and living in Sea Bright, New Jersey with them.

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2. Body Measurements and Lifestyle

Melissa Stark has alluring beautiful physique gained by appropriate workouts and balanced diet. Melissa Stark also acquires down-to-earth personality that adds extra shine to her appearance.

Melissa Stark owns body measurements of 34-26-35 inches and is one of the most beautiful TV hosts in broadcasting. She is admired much for her magnetic blue eyes and silky blonde hair. She has got the cute height of 5 feet 4 inches embellished with long slender legs that she flaunts frequently in short dresses on-screen.

Quick Info:

  • Height: 5 Feet 4 Inches (1.62m)
  • Body Measurements: 34-26-35 Inches
  • Plastic Surgery: N/A
  • Weight: 52 KG (115 lbs.)

The 44 years aged foxy sportscaster looks in shape loaded with high spirit and vibrant attitude 24*7. She wears a bra size measured 32B whereas her dress size is 8 US.

Jumping towards her interest, she pampers herself with luxurious sunbath with a glass of red wine. Buying trendy sunglasses and branded makeup products is her obsession. During holidays, she loves rolling up with her mother and often plans family vacations. She enjoys golf and indulges in yoga to get relieved from stress.

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3. Professional Career

Melissa Stark currently anchors NFL GameDay First and is correspondent for The Fight Game on HBO. Melissa Stark has served as National Correspondent for NBC’s Today Show and anchored The Today Show. During her tenure at NBC News, she covered three Olympics games as well as interviewed major newsmakers.

Starting a career as an intern at WMAR-TV, she later interned for CBS Evening News with Dan Rather in 1993 and next year. During her last months in CBS, she wrote scripts and collected backdrop information for former medical correspondent Dr. Bob Arnot.

Career Timeline:

  • 1991: Began her career at WMAR-TV as an intern
  • (1996-2003): Reported for ESPN’s SportsCenter
  • (2000-2003): Worked with ABC Sports
  • (2003-2006): Served for NBC News and Sports
  • 2006: Started as a reporter for NFL Network

Later, she joined Virginia Sports Marketing for serving a position of production assistant and reporter in Charlottesville from 1994 to 1995. She worked for Coach’s TV Show of the University of Virginia that used to broadcast in all main markets of the state.

Stark signed with ESPN in 1996 as an anchor for a weekly show, Scholastic Sports America. During that phase, she visited school and college over the United States to cover sports concentrating on human interest and prominent events. She also reported for SportsCenter as a regular contributor for Sunday NFL Countdown and Outside the Lines. Apart from that, she also worked as an on-site anchor for SportsCenter’s NBA Finals, World Series, Final Four and Stanley Cup Finals.

In mid-2000, Stark joined ABC Sports as a sideline reporter for Monday Night Football for three years.  While at ABC, she reported several important events including Super Bowl XXXVII in San Diego, figure skating, the NFL Pro Bowl.

Stark was caught by guards in Mexico in 2001 when she was about to enter the stadium for covering NFL game. Later, the charges were dropped after the guard came to know the reality. She also guests anchored The View and co-hosted reality show The Runner created by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

Joining the NBC News in July 2003, Stark served as National Correspondent for The Today Show and hosted MSNBC Live. Following year, she started reporting for Triple Crown on NBC Sports.

She did reporting for New Year Eve on NBC in 2005. She departed from MSNBC Live and The Today Show in the fall of 2006. She anchored Summer Olympics 2008 for MSNBC which was her third Olympics Games for NBC Sports. Prior to that, she covered Winter and Summer Olympics of 2004 and 2006 correspondingly.

Recently, Melissa Stark is working as an anchor of GameDay First with Shaun O’Hara on NFL Network. Furthermore, she also anchors SUPERBOWL, NFLN’s Kick-off show and NFL DRAFT and more.

She is also correspondent for HBO’s The Fight Game with Jim Lampley. Previously, she co-anchored 2012 GEOGRAPHY BEE for National Geographic.

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4. Net Worth and Salary 2018

Stark has gained peaking name and fame with her career as a sports anchor. Regarding her versatile and hard-working, she is blessed with blooming good luck that supports her lavish lifestyle and blissful family life.

Melissa Stark net worth and salary are still on hold and you have to wait a bit longer to find the detail. Though there is no doubt that she gets paid huge paycheck by the channels as she is working for top media like HBO and NFL Network.

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  • Salary: N/A
  • Net Worth: N/A

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