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TV Host @NFLNetwork, UVA alum is married and a mother of four.

Relationship Facts of Melissa Stark

Melissa Stark is married to Mike Lilley.
Melissa Stark married on May 26, 2001.
💑 Anniversary in 356 days 💑
She is mother of Four.
Melissa Stark is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Melissa Stark?

Melissa Stark is married to Mike Lilley since 26th May 2001 approximately. Mike Lilley is a bond trader at Morgan Stanley.

Melissa and Mile have four children– two sons and two daughters (twins). The Lilley family lives in Rumson, New Jersey.

Who is Melissa Stark?

Melissa Stark is an American television personality. Melissa Stark is a sportscaster and reporter for the NFL Network.

She is best known as a sideline reporter for Monday Night Football and one of the highest-paid media personalities ever.

Melissa Stark’s Early Life, Education

Melissa Stark was born on November 11, 1973, in Baltimore, Maryland, the U.S. She is the only child of Dr. Walter Stark(father), one of the leading eye surgeons in the world-renowned Wilmer Eye Clinic, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland, US.

Stark was educated at Roland Park Country School and obtained her degree in Foreign Affairs and Spanish from the University of Virginia.

In 1995, Melissa graduated from the UVA in Phi Beta Kappa with a double major.

When she was studying at Virginia University, she covered football and basketball broadcast for statewide channels.

Melissa Stark’s Career

Melissa Stark began her journalism career as a news intern working on the assignment desk for WMAR-TV in Baltimore in the year 1991.

Later, she moved and worked as a news intern for the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather between 1993 and 1994 where she wrote scripts and assembled background information on investigation pieces for health correspondent Dr. Bob Arnot.

Stark also worked as a production assistant and the reporter for Virginia coach’s TV  show before joining the ESPN network in 1996.

However, her success started with an opportunity to host the weekly program Scholastic Sports America and she traveled across the US covering high school and college sports.

In 2012, she was the co-host of the show Geography Bee in which the children competed for the nation’s top title. It was broadcasted by National Geography. She had covered NBC’s China Olympics as a host.

Currently, she is working for the NFL GameDay First Network with her co-host Shaun O’Hara and NBC.

Stark returned to NBC as the new sideline reporter of Sunday Night Football, replacing Michele Tafoya in 2022.

Melissa Stark
Caption: Melissa Stark’s professional life (Source: Twitter )

Salary, Net Worth

Melissa’s net worth is $3 million US as of 2022. Her earnings as a top journalist are $75k and above.

Melissa Stark’s Rumors

-During 2001, there were non-stop rumors that she had a boyfriend at another school and she wanted to stay true to him (Mike Lilley) but she also loved a lacrosse player.

-During the 2000s when she was the reporter on Monday Night Football she totally disappeared for some time!

Melissa Stark’s Body Stats

Melissa is a platinum blonde with blue eyes. Her height is 5 feet 4 inches and her weight is 52 kg.

Her body stats are  34-26-35, with cup size 32B, shoe size 6.5(US), and dress size 4(US).

Social Media

Watch Melissa as she honors the legendary football player, the late Pat Tilman, and his legacy.

She has over 9.7k followers on her Facebook account, over 397.3k followers on her Twitter account, and around 31.7k followers on her Instagram account.

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