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Craig Melvin Becomes New ‘TODAY Show’ Anchor After Major Promotion

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Craig Melvin recently stepped down as co-anchor of NBC's Saturday Today and has now been promoted to news anchor at NBC News' The TODAY Show, Deadline reports. 

“For the better part of the past year, I have been pulling triple duty here at NBC News,” Melvin reflected on August 25, his last day with Saturday Today. “It’s a lot for anyone, even someone who loves what he does as much as I do.”

No one knew of what he planned to do next, until now. 

The TODAY Show officially welcomed the veteran journalist on Tuesday via Twitter.

Melvin said was happy to finally find two "sisters" he never had in Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie, and to be under the wing of his new "crazy uncle" Al Roker. 

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The news anchor was actually a top contender to replace former host Matt Lauer last year amid the host's sexual harassment scandal, but that slot went to Kotb.

We're sure this is a very exciting time for Melvin, who summed it up best with a simple, "dreams come true."

 Congrats to Craig Melvin! 


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