Melanie Collins Age, Wiki, Photos, Boyfriend, Instagram, Net Worth. Melanie Collins is a stunning host and sports reporter from the United States. She attended Pennsylvania State University and completed her degree in Broadcasting and Journalism. Due to her excellent skills and hard work, Melanie got an early start to her professional career. She covers news related to Pennsylvania State football, basketball, as well as baseball. She has gained a lot of experience in the reporting field which has helped in her professional career. Currently, she works for CBS Sports as a sideline reporter and is also the anchor of Big Break and Driver vs. Driver on the Golf Channel. Sometimes she appears as host for SportsNation on ESPN.
Melanie Collins Age, Wiki, Photos, Boyfriend, Instagram, Net Worth
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Melanie Collins age & boyfriend
Melanie Collins was born in State College, Pennsylvania on 6th February 1986. she is currently 34 years old (as of 2019) having blonde hair and stunning eyes. She was born and brought up in State College, Pennsylvania itself. Her mother is Nancy Silvis who is a doctor by profession whereas her father Doug, is a surgeon. Melanie Collins has two siblings, one is Kurtis Collins and another is Christian Collins. Melanie was the middle child and Kurtis is her younger brother whereas Christian is the elder one. Their parents Nancy and Doug, unfortunately, don’t live together. They both are divorced but still, they reside nearby the State College surroundings. All the family members still meet and hangout despite their busy schedules and work.
Due to job needs, Melanie has lived all over the United States throughout her career. She has a boyfriend James Neal who is a Canadia NHL player. They have a relationship for a long period of time but still, they are not married. At the age of 34, Melanie Collins often shares pictures of her private life on social media platforms. Collins is currently happily in a relationship with James Neal and the duo confirmed it officially on twitter by sharing a selfie in the year 2015.
Melanie is a huge fan of hockey and it may have resulted as a catalyst in their relationship. They currently reside in their Nashville house where James Neal played for 3 consecutive years (2014-2017). They continue to live in this house even though James got transferred to Vegas. This adorable couple does not have any kids together but they have two Pitbulls namely Onyx and Cosmo.
Education & Career
During the early life of Melanie Collins, sports were a big part of her life, especially the game of hockey. Although she became a sports reporter later in her life, her family was in since the beginning. There is a Christmas tradition of the Collin family to play a game of pickup which they follow to date. In the year 2008, Melanie passed out of Pennslyvania State University with a degree in communications and journalism. A big turning point in Melanie Collin’s life came when she was working as a bartender and her co-worked offered her a job at Accuweather. She quickly started working and grabbing some experience in her pocket. Later she kept moving forward in her life and has excelled a lot in her career.
Due to her exceptional work at Accuweather, she was later offered an internship at PBS affiliated WPSU-TV. From working as a bartender to co-hosting for the show “Let’s talk sports Nitanny Lions Fans” she has moved a long way ahead. However, initially, she worked as an intern in the WPSU-TV and did the job of collecting stats for a guy working over there. She covers news related to Pennsylvania State football, basketball, as well as baseball.
During her last year of graduation, Melanie Collins also got an internship in the Big Ten Network (BTN). She was hired by the BTN to cover Penns State football, which she did with a bang. Due to her outstanding work immediately she got an offer letter from NBA-TV Atlanta, where she worked for more than a year as an online host. Her career bloomed and over the next couple of years, she worked for several major networks including PGA, PGATour, NASCAR, MLB, CSN, and NBC Sports Network. Currently, she works for CBS Sports as a sideline reporter and is also the anchor of Big Break and Driver vs. Driver on the Golf Channel.
Melanie Collins Net Worth & Salary
The reporter started her career from an internship in The Big Ten Network. After her graduation, she was hired by the company. Then she covered Penn State Football. Later after the end of the season, she was hired by NBA-TV Atlanta. There she worked for 1 year. And she did the job of host and reporter.
After that, her career rise and she was featured in many networks. Which includes MLB, NASCAR, PGA, PGATour, CSN, E!Network and many more. Now she is working as a sideline reporter in CBS.
She is also the host of the show Driver Vs. Driver on the golf channel. How much is Melanie Collins salary as TV host and sports broadcaster?
Therefore, her estimated net worth of 2019 is under review. But surely the presenter is making a good amount of money from her career. As her primary source of income is her TV shows career.
Unknown facts about Melanie Collins
- Pennslyvania State has a special part in the whole Collins family. Melanie’s smaller brother Kurt Collins played hockey for the college and represented Penns State. Also, her parents donated more than 1 million dollars to the new Pegula Ice arena which was opened in the year 2013.
- Although having admirers from all over the globe, it seems she likes Canadian hockey players a lot. Prior to dating James Neal, Melanie was dating Scottie Upshall.
- Once when she was asked in an interview that what things you will always find in her refrigerator. She replied to the three things that will always be there in her fridge were Nutella, Cheese, and Cinnamon toast.
- Melanie did her first post-match interview with Kobe Bryant while working for the NBA. That interview got her into a lot of trouble as the game was broadcasted on a different network.