Longtime MSNBC host Craig Melvin gave an emotional farewell during the final newscast of his network talk show Thursday.
Melvin assured viewers that his departure, after almost 10 years on air, does not mean he’s “leaving NBC News,” as he will continue his work on the “Today” show and Dateline NBC, which he’s hosted since 2012 and 2007 respectively.
But Melvin said he will miss his morning timeslot and the news coverage he was able to be a part of. “This nearly decade-long stretch of hosting a cable news program has been a tremendous honor,” he said.
“I’m so very thankful for the opportunity to really have had a front-row seat to so much history: tumultuous campaigns, elections, natural disasters, far too many mass shootings and of course, a global pandemic,” Melvin signed off. “So many of the stories I’ve covered here, and the people that I’ve met on assignments, have moved me in myriad ways – some days sad, angry, confused, but always hopeful.”
He added: “We’ve tried to traffic in facts and truth and let you make up your mind every day, and I’m very proud of that. We’ve gone out of our way to highlight not merely the death, doom or destruction. We’ve tried to introduce you to ordinary people doing the extraordinary.”
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SOURCE: USA Today, Edward Segarra