The characterization of Black people as being “well-spoken” has been denounced as patronizing and offensive in recent years, perhaps most memorably during the 2008 election when former President Barack Obama entered the national stage. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. Sometimes guys can have a hard time showing emotions. The first time Craig Melvin visited the small-town western Pennsylvania “homestead” of his future wife, Lindsay Czarniak, he was taken aback by her family’s Christmas Day tradition. Fans actually applauded the news anchor for showing true emotion, especially in a time where many are isolated. Co-host Al Roker added his take on the matter by saying, "My color is part of me.". “And I do feel a lot of it comes from not expecting Black kids to be behaved like that,” Kimree said. Craig Melvin is a married man. Melvin is married to Lindsay Czarniak, a former WRC TV sports reporter, and sports anchor and blessed with two children. 🏼‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/cVhg10sItq, Top pediatricians tell NBC they support reopening schools: “Yes.”“Absolutely.”“Without a hesitation.”“I have no concerns…” @realDonaldTrump is right: We can safely send kids back to school! He covers complex, thorny stories for a wary and heterogenous early morning audience. Craig Melvin is joining the discussion about raising biracial kids amid George Floyd's death and the resulting protests. Eventually, the moniker grew on Lindsay and Craig and they ended up "falling in love" with it. People will be like ‘Oh my God, your kids are so well-behaved, they’re so well-spoken,’” Gautier explained. View our online Press Pack. "We just love everybody, I'm right there with you, Craig. One viewer wrote: "Love that Craig can be so real. If you're free this evening, join me for @nbcnightlynews. And they at some point will have to become aware of the fact that that is how society views them," he noted. @craigmelvin will be joining us every morning during the week! Another dad in the segment, Tennessee father Kimree Gautier, agreed. "We just love everybody, I'm right there with you, Craig. He then spoke of the "identity issues" they may face. “We always joke with our friends about that. "I hope nationwide parents now have an understanding of who teachers are, and how much more they deserve. For other inquiries, Contact Us. At first, the pair were avoiding skin color distinction. Adorable doesn't even begin to describe the MSNBC host's little ones. While at NBC4 in 2008, he met his now-wife, sports journalist Lindsay Czarniak. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. Now, Lindsay and Craig live in Connecticut and commute every day for at least an hour to work. The New York Post reports that Lindsay, who worked at ESPN for six years, had just come back from covering the Beijing Olympics and happened to meet the "new guy" during a commercial break. In 2014, the couple had their son and first child, Delano — which happens to be Craig's … On Tuesday, "Today's" 3rd-hour co-host Craig Melvin talked about his unique situation in racing biracial kids with wife Lindsay Czarniak. As Melvin spoke on American media's portrayal of a supposed post-racial environment, he pointed out how rare it is for him to attend parties attended by mixed couples. A post shared by Craig Melvin (@craigmelvinnbc) on May 1, 2018 at 7:21pm PDT. Another commented: "This was the best! ", Hoda Kotb expressed how much she loved him, Savannah Guthrie said: "we're wrapping our arms around you.". This time is tough on everyone. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). After thanking his parents, Craig made sure to give Lindsay, Delano, and Sibby a special shoutout for being the light in his life. "We like to think that we live in some sort of post-racial America, and the reality is we are reminded time and time again that we do not," Craig said earlier this month. Craig Melvin and wife Lindsay Czarniak on August 21, 2019 at the NBC studios. Thanks for letting us in every Saturday am for @todayshow, A post shared by Craig Melvin (@craigmelvinnbc) on Aug 26, 2018 at 6:19pm PDT. Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Craig Melvin broke down in tears while reporting a story, The other show's hosts tried to comfort him in the distance, Craig revealed that the coronavirus pandemic made him emotional as he has small children, Savannah Guthrie also talked about how they were all emotional these days, Fans applauded Craig for being sincere on camera, Another one was happy he had shined a light on a teacher's role in a kid's life, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). A post shared by Craig Melvin (@craigmelvinnbc) on Feb 7, 2016 at 3:25pm PST. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. TODAY host Craig Melvin broke down in tears during a segment about children missing their teachers while out of school. TODAY host Craig Melvin broke down in tears during a segment about children missing their teachers while out of school. Craig said it has been a challenge for them to talk their kids about race, but a necessary conversation. Loved seeing Craig be vulnerable. Craig Melvin was born as Craig Delano Melvin on May 20, 1979, in Columbia, North Carlonia, United States of America. Sometimes guys can have a hard time showing emotions. I take back all the trash i talked abt this place. Matthew McConaughey Talks Brad & Jen's Tension, Christie Brinkley Claps Back at Aging Comment. He recalled how he'd worry about his boy whenever he went out for school before the COVID-19 pandemic, and right up until he stepped back into their home. Take care! ", Hoda Kotb expressed how much she loved him, Savannah Guthrie said: "we're wrapping our arms around you.". News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. "The reality is my kids are black. I Image: Getty Images. His voice cracking, the married dad of two explained: "The story is so moving because kids miss their teachers so much and teachers miss their kids just as much. Two and a half years later, Craig and Lindsay welcomed a daughter, Sybil "Sibby" Ann, into their family. These days, Melvin and Czarniak are trying to determine how to raise their kids in an environment that many people have fooled themselves into believing is better than it is when it comes to racial disparities. Highlight so far, Steph Curry banging the drum to bring out the panthers and seeing my wife for the first time in a week. I think a lot of people have convinced themselves that we are a lot farther along. In early May, he broke down in tears while speaking of teachers going the extra mile to assist students amid COVID-19. How to Watch the 'Hocus Pocus' Halloween Reunion, The Real Reason 'Family Feud' Appeared in 'TIU'. "I think we like to celebrate more than anything racial ambiguity. We flapped and flew and had several convos abt the dangers of eating a half pound of candy in two hours. TODAY’s Craig Melvin knows his kids are great, but he said the constant commentary from strangers about their great behavior has felt racially charged and has become a sticking point for him. TODAY host Craig Melvin broke down in tears during a segment about children missing their teachers while out of school. The two actually met during a commercial break while she was working in 2008. Craig Melvin has a difficult job. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. ‘You change police culture, you change American culture’: Police officers choose sides on killing of Walter Wallace Jr. On Tuesday's show, Craig reported that an elementary school librarian got a sweet surprise from her students. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. Another commented: "This was the best! You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. Honey Boo Boo, 15, looks so grown up in new selfie as she brags 'I'd wife me', © 2020 THE SUN, US, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | TERMS OF USE | PRIVACY | YOUR AD CHOICES | SITEMAP, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Craig Melvin broke down in tears while reporting a story, The other show's hosts tried to comfort him in the distance, Craig revealed that the coronavirus pandemic made him emotional as he has small children, Savannah Guthrie also talked about how they were all emotional these days, Fans applauded Craig for being sincere on camera, Another one was happy he had shined a light on a teacher's role in a kid's life. Luckily, the children seem to have a positive attitude about the whole thing. So little things like that. I'm also in tears.". The couple met for the first time while working at NBC-affiliate station in Washington DC in 2008 during a commercial break. W/ @lindsaycz, A post shared by Craig Melvin (@craigmelvinnbc) on Oct 31, 2017 at 6:00pm PDT. “And you know that they probably wouldn’t say that if there were two white kids sitting there who are the same age. Melvin delivers nutrition to viewers who generally prefer something a bit sweeter and easier to swallow. "Just thanks to all the teachers out there who are going the extra mile. Whereas, he belongs to American nationality and mix (African-American) ethnicity. 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A post shared by Craig Melvin (@craigmelvinnbc) on May 26, 2017 at 2:09pm PDT. The 3rd hour of TODAY co-host spoke Tuesday about the challenge of raising biracial children as protests continue across the country over Floyd's death in custody of the Minneapolis police. Apparently the pair hit it off immediately, reportedly bonding over their love of live music and Whatchamacallit candy bars. 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