Who is Melanie Collins?
Melanie Collins was born on 6 February 1986 in State College, Pennsylvania USA, so is currently aged 33. She is a journalist, reporter and sportscaster, probably best recognized for working in the position of host and reporter for Golf Channel’s show “Driver Vs. Driver”, as well as the sideline reporter for college football at CBS Sports.
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Melanie Collins Net Worth
Net worth is over $500,000, accumulated through broadcast journalism.
Early Life and Parents
Melanie spent her childhood in her hometown of State College, where she was raised the middle of three children – two brothers – by their parents, Doug and Nancy Collins. She is of American nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity.
After completing her high school education, Melanie enrolled into the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism at Pennsylvania State University, from which she graduated with a BA degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2008. She is currently a student of Interior Design at the New York Institute of Art and Design.
While in her sophomore year, Melanie spent some time working as a bartender, when one of her co-workers asked her if she wanted to work as a weather reporter for AccuWeather, which she obviously accepted, and so started pursuing her career as a journalist. Following her stint there, she also did an internship at WPSU-TV, affiliated to PBS, where she got a chance to work in the position of a co-host of the weekly show “Let’s Talk Sports Nittany Lions Fans”, covering various sports including Penn State baseball, basketball, football and volleyball.
Afterwards, she had another internship at the Big Ten Network (BTN) as a senior, but stayed there even after graduation to cover Penn State football games.
Rise to Fame
Melanie’s career moved to the next level in the mid-2010s, when she joined NBA-TV Atlanta, thanks to her previous experience, and undoubtedly her outstanding academic performance has helped her to climb the ladder of success so rapidly. There she worked for a year in the position of an online host and reporter, after which she gained more popularity and reported for such networks as E! News Now, NBC Sports Network, NASCAR, MLB, CSN Bay Area, PGA, PGA Tour, among many others.
To speak further of her career, Melanie has also covered such major events as the NBA Playoffs, Super Bowl, NFL Draft, FIFA World Cup, as well as the Olympics, adding a considerable amount to her net worth.
Melanie is known for being the former host of “Big Break”, and currently works as the sideline reporter for college football at CBS Sports, and the host of “Driver Vs. Driver”, both on the Golf Channel. Moreover, she also works as a host of ESPN’s show “SportsNation”, contributor to the CBS’ show “The Insider”, and is the face of Yahoo! Sports, all of which increase further her net worth.
Other than that, Melanie is recognized as one of the faces of “Sheet Energy Strips” next to professional NBA player LeBron James, and professional tennis player Serena Williams.
Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriend, Residence, Hobbies
Melanie Collins met Scottie Upshall, a professional ice hockey player, in a show, and they began dating in 2009; however, the couple broke up in 2013. In the following year, she started going out with another professional ice hockey player, James Neal, and they are still together. We hope that they will soon exchange their wedding vows and live together forever.
Her current residence is in Nashville, Tennessee. In her spare time, Melanie enjoys playing golf and singing.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
- Long blonde hair
- Blue eyes
- Height of 5ft 6ins (1.67m)
- Weight is ~110lbs (50kgs)
- Vital statistics are 34-25-35