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Lindsay Czarniak was a sports fan right from her school years, and has carved out a formidable career in the field of sports journalism. She is adept at handling her high-pressure job, along with the responsibilities of being a good wife and caring mother. Czarniak inspires girls who want to make a career in sports journalism.

It has been more than a month since the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Washington Capitals en route to winning the Stanley Cup in 2017, but the after-effects are still being felt. That’s why Capitals fan, Lindsay Czarniak walked on to the set of SportsCenter dressed in a penguin costume, complete with a red bow tie. She had to do it because she lost a friendly bet she made with fellow SportsCenter anchor and Penguins’ fan, Jay Harris back in May 2017. Harris bet Czarniak that the Capitals would beat the Penguins this year. Czarniak, who is Craig Melvin’s wife, is a good sport and that was the exact sentiment expressed by Harris later via his Twitter tweet. Here are some details about her in our Lindsay Czarniak wiki.

A Sports Fan Since Childhood

Born on November 7, 1977 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Lindsay Czarniak’s age is 39. Her father, Chet Czarniak, worked for 17 years in a local newspaper’s sports department in Northern Virginia. Czarniak grew up playing lacrosse and field hockey, and studied at Centreville High School. She graduated from James Madison University with a major in online journalism in 2000. Czarniak started her career working as an intern for WUSA in Washington D.C., while she was still a college student. Later on, she worked for CNN as a production assistant and then as a news reporter for WAWS, WTEV-TV, WTVJ, and the Speed Channel. Czarniak also had stints at NBC and TNT, before she joined ESPN in 2011.

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Good morning from Austria!! Thank you @viviennehustudio for creating this coat I love!!!! See you on @abcnetwork at 2pm eastern #austria2017 #specialolympicsworldgames

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Balancing Work & Fun

Lindsay Czarniak’s ESPN association started with her covering pre-season football games for SportsCenter. In December 2012, Czarniak took Jay Harris’ place as co-host of the 6 pm SportsCenter slot, as Harris moved to a later edition of the program. She also became the first woman to ever host the telecast of the Indianapolis 500 race. Czarniak is not just about work, but likes to have fun, as well. She has appeared in the 2000 action film, Aquarius and in the indie-film, Ghosts Don’t Exist.

Lindsay Czarniak’s salary is reported to be between $1.0 and $1.5 million annually, while her net worth is estimated to be around $3.0 million.

A Stunner and a Role Model

Preshow lunch before Opening Ceremonies for @specialolympics World Games. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

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Despite her busy work schedule, Czarniak always makes sure that she has enough time to spend with her family. Czarniak is married to TV personality, Craig Melvin (who works for MSNBC) and the couple has two children together; a son, and a daughter. Czarniak tries to spend as much time as she can with her family, and her husband is very supportive of her hectic career. You can see this clearly from Lindsay Czarniak’s Instagram account! It is full of pictures of Czarniak with her family, her kids, her friends, her home life, and of course, of Czarniak at stadiums covering the action. Though Czarniak is quite the stunner in real life, there are no racy or hot pics of her on her social media accounts. So, if you’re looking for those sexy bikini pics, you won’t find them there! By managing a successful career and a loving family, Czarniak has proved that being a woman is not a liability, but an asset. Czarniak is a great role model for young women who want to have a career in sports journalism, as she’s proven you can really have it all.