The Supreme Executive Committee is excited to announce that Emmy Award-winning television anchor Brother Craig D. Melvin (Alpha-Nu, Wofford College, ‘98) has been selected as Kappa Sigma’s 2023 Man of the Year. He is the 90th member of Kappa Sigma to receive this distinguished honor, which is presented annually in recognition of extraordinary professional success and societal impact.
Prior to his current role as news anchor on NBC News’ TODAY, co-host of the 3rd Hour of TODAY, and a host of syndicated “Dateline NBC” broadcasts, Melvin spent more than a decade as a correspondent and show host for NBC and MSNBC, covering breaking news, human interest and political stories, including Election Night Coverage, the Rio Olympics, the George Zimmerman Trial, and Republican and Democratic Conventions.
“Brother Melvin sets a wonderful example for the undergraduate Brothers of Kappa Sigma,” said Worthy Grand Master Burt Trembly, “Through his achievements, they are inspired to follow their passions and are reminded that, with diligence and hard work, they too can reach the pinnacle of their profession. He exemplifies the values of our organization and brings honor to himself, his family, and all of us as members of Kappa Sigma.”
In 2019, his inspirational video about his membership in Kappa Sigma was a highlight of the organization’s 150th-anniversary celebration and 72nd Biennial Grand Conclave.
He is the author of a memoir called Pops: Learning to Be a Son and a Father, which explores his relationship with his dad and his own experience as a parent. In 2021, the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, a national non-profit charitable organization, announced Melvin’s appointment to its Board of Directors.
We will announce the details for the Man of the Year Banquet to honor Brother Melvin shortly on the Fraternity’s website at www.kappasigma.org.