Lindsay Czarniak Biography
Lindsay Czarniak (full name: Lindsay Ann Czarniak) is an American sports anchor and reporter born on November 7, 1977, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. She works as a studio host for Fox Sports NASCAR coverage.
She served as a host and sports desk reporter for NBC Sports coverage of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Czarniak would be joining the professional stock car racing team on February 12, 2018. She was going to produce digital content during the Daytona 500 along with features on each of the team’s four Monster Energy Cup Series racers.
Czarniak signed with Fox Sports as a studio host for their NASCAR coverage on February 5, 2019. She grew up as a sports fan and played lacrosse and field hockey at Centreville High School. Czarniak graduated from James Madison University with a major in online journalism in 2000. Czarniak started out as an intern for WUSA in Washington, D.C. while still a college student. She began her broadcasting career as a CNN production assistant. She had her first on-air role as a news reporter while working for WAWS in Jacksonville, Florida. Lindsay also worked for WTEV-TV (also in Jacksonville), WTVJ in Miami, Florida, and the Speed Channel.
She returned to the D.C. area and joined WRC-TV in June 2005 after she had received a phone call from George Michael to work as a sports anchor and reporter. Lindsay officially became the co-host of The George Michael Sports Machine in September 2006. Czarniak traveled to Turin, Italy to relay coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics for NBC Sports in her first major assignment as a reporter.
Lindsay has also served as a pit reporter in NASCAR Nationwide Series races at the Martinsville Speedway and at the IRP Busch race. After George Michael stepped down as NBC4’s sports anchor, Lindsay and her colleague, Dan Hellie became the co-sports anchors.
Czarniak was also tapped as a pit reporter for TNT’s six-race Sprint Cup Series schedule from Pocono to Chicago. In 2008, Czarniak remained with TNT for the same schedule. In November 2007, following the murder of free safety Sean Taylor, she was the first sports reporter to interview team players of the Washington Redskins.
Lindsay made a guest appearance on the edition of May 22, 2008, of The Tony Kornheiser Show, occupying the “chick chair.” Lindsay told a humorous anecdote of being arrested for expired license plates by the DC Police on her way to a News 4 interview on that show. It turned out to be an important public service warning for those who visit Washington, D.C.
She was honored at the Reading Phillies at Bowie Baysox doubleheader where she threw the first pitch on July 17, 2008. Lindsay also signed autographs during a meet and greet session throughout the games. Originally, Lindsay Czarniak Day was set to take place on July 21 but was later changed due to a scheduling conflict. The fans at either the July 17 and the July 21 games received Lindsay Czarniak bobbleheads.
Lindsay posted one of several blogs just before leaving for her 2008 Summer Olympics duties in Beijing, China on July 29. Czarniak was also a sports desk reporter for NBC. Czarniak also sent in blogs to WRC-TV’s Olympic zone of the website. She also hosted a half-hour show on Oxygen called Gymnastics on Oxygen. The show was largely based around gymnastics and other Olympic competitions targeted toward women. The show aired on weekdays at 7:30 pm ET.
It was announced on June 23, 2011, that she would leave NBC 4 Washington to work at ESPN. She made her final broadcast as a sports reporter at WRC-TV on July 13, 2011.
Lindsay Czarniak Age
Lindsay Ann Czarniak was born on November 7, 1977, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Lindsay Czarniak Family
Lindsay was born to Chet Czarniak and Terri Czarniak. Her father spent 17 years working in a local newspaper’s sports department. Her mother is a former principal at Rose Hill Elementary School, a Fairfax County public school, in Alexandria, Virginia.
Lindsay has a brother, Andrew who is a 2005 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy. Andrew serves in the U.S. Coast Guard. She moved to Northern Virginia with her family when she was five years old.
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On October 15, 2011, Lindsay married WRC-TV reporter and weekend anchor Craig Melvin in Washington. Lindsay is the newsreader for Today and a cohost of Today Third Hour. She gave birth to their firstborn child, a son in March 2014.
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Lindsay announced on June 16, 2016, that she was pregnant again on SportsCenter before that night’s Game 6 of the 2016 NBA Finals in Cleveland. In November 2016, she gave birth to their second child, a daughter.
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ESPN/ABC revealed on April 24, 2013, that Czarniak would be replacing Brent Musburger as the host of ABC’s coverage of the 2013 Indianapolis 500. She would become the first woman to ever host the telecast. Lindsay succeeds Musburger as well as previous hosts and broadcast legends Jim McKay, Keith Jackson, Paul Page, and Al Michaels. Her contract with ESPN expired in August 2017.
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Lindsay made her SportsCenter debut covering the evening’s preseason football games on August 19, 2011. She then took place of Jay Harris as co-host of the 6 pm SportsCenter after Harris moved to the 11 pm SportsCenter in December 2012.
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Through her career in journalism and sports anchoring, Lindsay has been able to acquire an estimated net worth of $3 million. Her salary is not yet disclosed.