Melissa Stark is a famous American television personality and sports broadcaster best known for her three-year stint as a sideline reporter for ESPN. She has also been a weatherman for the network. Now, a freelance reporter for the NFL Network, she in the past has worked for NBC, primarily in its NBCSN division. She covered the Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl XLV for ESPN. She was one of the lead reporters for the coverage, along with Bruce Murray of the New York Times.
Melissa started her career as a news reporter when she was just 18 years old, covering the Los Angeles Lakers for Sports Illustrated. She covered the NBA for the Westerner/ Pacific Division for a total of eleven November. After that she covered college sports for a couple of years at the University of Utah, for the school’s sports department. Then, in 1995, Melissa became a sports anchor for the ABC Television network, for a total of three seasons. After that, she covered various news outlets for a while, before moving on to a position at the ESPN radio station, WEEZ-TV in Omaha, Nebraska.
Although Melissa’s work at the various networks gave her the experience and ability to cover sports and report on them, what really distinguished her career was her reporting on her love affair with football and her break-up with boyfriend, Matt Wagey. Her book, The Insider’s Guide to Football Betting, helped to bring the betting world and the sports betters closer to the stars of the game. Even if you don’t like sports, this book will make you understand why the stars bet what they do, and how the pros make their money. That’s not all; even if you don’t think you enjoy sports, this book will have something interesting to keep you engaged for quite some time.
But it wasn’t just her love affair with football that made Melissa Stark a great journalist. She also loved her family, raised by her mother and stepfather, Frank and Beth. Melissa’s father, Frank, worked as an architect while her mother, Beth, cooked every meal. Despite her mother’s efforts to instill in Melissa that she should be a good girl, Melissa always had a rebellious streak, often getting into fights with her friends and teasing her siblings. One of her closest friends, Kaylee Goldman, says that Melissa didn’t take her problems seriously until the day she announced that she was going to enter the Maryland Statehouse as a representative of the November races. Then, it was obvious that Melissa had to do something to overcome her troubled childhood.
Melissa Stark Personal Information
- Date Of Birth: 11 November 1973
- Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
- Birth Name: Melissa Stark
- Nickname: Missy
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- Occupation: Television personality,
- Nationality: American
- Race/Ethnicity: White
- Religion: Christian
- Hair Color: Blonde
- Eye Color: Blue
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
Melissa Stark Body Statistics
- Weight in Pounds: 115 lbs
- Weight in Kilogram: 52 kg
- Height in Feet: 5′ 4″
- Height in Meters: 1.63 m
- Body Build: Slim
- Body Measurements: 34-26-35 in (86-66-89 cm)
- Breast Size: 34 inches (86 cm)
- Waist Size: 26 inches (66 cm)
- Hips Size: 35 inches (89 cm)
- Bra Size/Cup Size: 32B
- Feet/Shoe Size: 6.5 (US)
- Dress Size: 4 (US)
Melissa Stark Family Details
- Father: Walter Stark (eye surgeon)
- Mother: Unknown
- Spouse/Husband: Mike Lilley (m. 2001)
- Children: Jackson Lilley, Michael Lilley, Jr.
- Siblings: None
Melissa Stark Education
- Roland Park Country School (graduated)
- The University of Virginia (graduated in Foreign Affairs and Spanish)
Melissa Stark Facts
- She is the only child of her parents.
- She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.
- Currently, she resides in Rumson, New Jersey.
That’s when Melissa took on a job as a freelance sports reporter for a small Maryland newspaper. While working for this paper, she honed her skills by covering major stories and amassing some big names as well. When the Baltimore Ravens was relocating to Baltimore, they needed someone to get the word out about their move. A few people offered to help them, but they quickly decided that they weren’t experienced in Maryland politics, and so they turned to a television news station for an expert quote: “Let the football games sell themselves.” The rest is sports history.
This autumn, Melissa will celebrate her fortieth birthday. She has covered many sports for many years, but she has never done as much as she plans to this year. She is determined to use her experience to make Maryland a better state. “I want to be a voice for change,” she says. If she has it, then the world may finally hear what else is hidden beneath the Chesapeake Bay: A remarkable woman with a remarkable story.