Sunday, February 17, 2013
Melissa Stark (Born November 11, 1973 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American television personality and sportscaster who works as a reporter for the NFL Network.
Melissa began her career at WMAR-TV in Baltimore in 1991 as a news intern working on the assignment desk. Melissa had worked with NBC. In 2003, she joined MSNBC subsidiary. She made her NBC Sports debut in 2004 contributing reports and interviews for the network's coverage of the Triple Crown and other big horse racing events for the network. She was also a correspondent for NBC's The Today Show.
In 2006 Torino Winter Olympics, Stark served as the speed skating reporter for NBC's coverage. She worked swimming and diving reporter at the 2004 Athens Olympics. She anchored MSNBC's coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Melissa was best known for her three-year stint as a sideline reporter for Monday Night Football. She has also worked as a reporter for ESPN. Stark joined ESPN in 1996 as the host of the weekly program Scholastic Sports America, where she traveled across the United States covering high school and college sports focusing on human interest and issue-related stories.
In June 2000, Melissa joined ABC Sports. She was the lead sideline reporter for ABC Sports' Monday Night Football for three seasons, from 2000-03. Stark has appeared as a guest host on The View and was the co-host of ABC Entertainment's 2001 pilot presentation of The Runner - a prime-time reality-based program.
Melissa Stark has started doing field work for NFL Network, specifically for NFL Total Access and Around The League Live shows. Stark was host the NFL Network newest gameday show First on the Field on September 9, 2012.