ABC blonde cutie Melissa Stark went from working Monday Night Football and the Superbowl to doing anchor duty for MSNBC. So basically she went from being seen by half the world’s population to being seen by Fred and Jane in Iowa. Bummer.
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Melissa Stark (born November 11, 1973 in Baltimore, Maryland), is an American television personality. Currently, she works as a news anchor for MSNBC Live and a correspondent for NBC News, primarily on The Today Show. Prior to joining NBC, she was best known for her three-year stint as a sideline reporter for Monday Night Football. She has also worked as a reporter for fellow Disney entity ESPN.
In 2005, Stark participated as a reporter for NBC’s New Year’s Eve coverage, hosted by Carson Daly. In 2006, she served as the sideline reporter during NBC’s speedskating coverage at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino.
Stark has a degree in Foreign Affairs and Spanish from the University of Virginia.
Despite majoring, and being fluent, in Spanish, Melissa could not hold a conversation with a security guard in Mexico City when Monday Night Football had a preseason game there in 2001. She could not communicate with the guard–who thought she was not authorized to go into the stadium–that her group was from ABC television and she was actually detained by Mexican officials for some time before the matter was resolved. Melissa admitted that she was quite embarrassed over the whole situation.
Her husband, Michael Lilley, is an employee at Goldman Sachs.