Carrie Melago is an American reporter who currently works as a managing editor at Chalkbeat news reporting agency. Although she has her own identity she is also known as the wife of popular journalist Jonathan Lemire.
The couple has been married for several years. So how did their relationship start? Does the couple share any children?
Further, most people know Carrie Melago as a journalist but what about her early life, her personal life. Let's find out all about her.
Carrie Melago's early life
She was born in 1976, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Robert Melago and Linda Melago. Carrie, a young independent, and charismatic woman is 45 years old.
Melago was very passionate about her studies from her early days. Therefore she went to universities for her higher studies. She completed her bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland between 1994 to 1998.
Furthermore, she attended Colombia University from 2002 to 2004 in order to complete her master's degree in American studies.
Know about Carrie Melago's Parents
As mentioned earlier Carrie Melago was born to Robert and Linda Melago.
Her father, Robert is a retired mathematics teacher at Greensburg Salem High School. Additionally, he was also the athletic director at the aforementioned school.
Found this 1972 article about my dad being tapped as a PA high school athletic director and love that the news was important enough to be leaked — and for the leak to be formally condemned by the school board. pic.twitter.com/zi0z6F0SLy
— Carrie Melago (@carriemelago) August 7, 2021
Similarly, Linda used to teach French during her time at Harrold Middle School which is also located in Greensburg. Just like her husband, Linda is retired as well.
Is Carrie Melago a reporter too? Melago's professional journey
Yes, Carrie Melago is a reporter. Talking about her journey, Melago began her career as a news reporter at New Haven Register where she worked from 1998 to 2002.
Carrie decided to study Master's degree so, she went to university between 2002 and 2004. Consequently, she wasn't working during this period.
After completing her Master's degree she worked as a reporter for the Long Island bureau from August 2004 to March 2005.
The reporter also worked for the crime department of the New York Daily News from April 2005 to August 2006. Subsequently, after being a crime reporter she became an education reporter from September 2006 to September 2008 for the same news agency.
But wait, her portfolio doesn't stop here.
Carrie Melago as an editor
The reporter began her editor journey as a morning assignment editor from October 2008 to December 2009. She then got the promotion and became Assistant city editor from December 2009 to June 2012 for New York Daily News agency.
She then left New York News Agency and joined The Wall Street Journal in June 2012 where she worked as a digital editor in Greater New York. Being a digital editor she oversaw digital operations and drove real-time coverage of events in the New York City area.
During the later part of her time in The Wall Street Journal, she became an editor and was responsible for newsroom training programs including digital training, new hire orientation, and masterclasses for editing.
Currently, she is the managing editor for the local news network Chalkbeat since July 2019. Carrie is responsible for daily and enterprise coverage in Chalkbeat's New York, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, and Newark bureaus.
Carrie Melago and Jonathan Lemire's Marriage
Jonathan and Carrie first met at New York Daily News where they both worked as reporters. Apart from being colleagues in the same field of journalism, the couple began to fall in love with each other. After dating for a while they decided to tie the knot.
The journalists' duo exchanged vows on September 27th, 2008 at Oratory Church of St. Boniface which is located in Brooklyn. The whole ceremony was performed by a roman catholic priest, Reverend Joel M. Warden.
Despite being involved in front of the media, Melago is quite secretive about her personal life and hasn't shared anything about her two sons. She only shares tweets related to them but without any clue on what their name is or their face.
Can the weather please remain nice because I can’t take another depressing installment of my 7yo’s weekend news pic.twitter.com/ODDvGtWxkv
— Carrie Melago (@carriemelago) May 13, 2022
My 10yo: What is that pic.twitter.com/alAM42afl0
— Carrie Melago (@carriemelago) November 29, 2021
According to her tweets shown above, Carrie and Melago share two sons and they are of 10 and 7 years of age, as of now.
Although there is no information available about their kids we hope they will disclose the information soon.
It's no wonder why the beautiful couple is together for almost 22 years. They share the same interest in journalism.
Know more about Jonathan Lemire
Jonathan Lemire is an American reporter who was born on 28 November 1979 in Lowell, Massachusetts, and currently works for MSNBC as a new host for the company's program way too early succeeding Kasie Hunt.
The reporter is also the White House bureau chief of Politico from November 2021.
Apart from being a reporter, Lemire has written a book too. He wrote The Big Lie: Election Chaos, Political Opportunism, and the state of American Politics After 2020.
Lemire was born to parents Robert and Susan Lemire. He completed his high school at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts. In 2001, he finished his bachelor's degree in history from Columbia University.
Carrie Melago has been in journalism for a long time and is quite successful. According to the financial report of Chalkbeat she earns around $115,000 annually. Her net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.