Janet Shamlian Biography
Janet Shamlian is a national correspondent for NBC News and appears on NBC Nightly News and The Today Show. She was born on 14 May 1962 in Oak Park, Illinois and was raised in Park Ridge, Illinois, a Chicago suburb.
Janet Shamlian Age
Janet was born on May 14, 1962 and is currently 57 years old as of 2019.
Janet Shamlian Early Life
She was born in Oak, Illinois and she spent her childhood growing in Park Ridge, Illinois. This is well known suburb in Chicago and is famous because it is the hometown of Hillary Clinton. She did her primary and high schooling from Maine South High School also at Park Ridge. She also completed her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism and she had the privilege of being the first speaker in 2016. Her speaking skills and her grasp on various subjects and current affairs was evident in her young days and this laid the foundation for her success over the years to come.
Janet Shamlian Career
She began her career at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Later on, she joined CBS station KHOU-TV in Houston. However, Janet returned to Chicago as a reporter for WBBM-TV. She joined NBC network in 2005 and her reports appear on ‘Today’, ‘NBC Nightly News; and MSNBC. She has covered a wide range of stories ranging from terrorist bombings in London to the hurricane Katrina and the Super Bowl. In the year 2007, she conducted the first evening network broadcast interview with the wife of then presidential candidate Barack Obama, Michelle Obama.
In addition, She has covered a variety of national and international stories for NBC including the 2009 Fort Hood Shooting and Deepwater Horizon Oil spill. She has also interviewed the cast of the ‘Gilmore Girls’ at the Austin Television Festival for the ‘TODAY’ show in 2015. Janet is also currently working as a contributor to the prime-time news magazine Dateline NBC and CNBC. In January 2019, Shamlian was hired by CBS News as a correspondent based in Houston.
Janet Shamlian Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of 700,000 as of 2019.
Janet Shamlian Husband
Janet married LeRoy Melcher III in 1991 and they have been living quite happily since then. Janet has five children out of her marriage. There are no details about the names of the children and they perhaps would like to keep them in wraps. It would be pertinent to mention here that she left WBBM way back in 1995 so that she could devote more time to her family.
Janet Shamlian Leaves NBC
Sources say the NBC veteran correspondent will be leaving for CBS news. She has nabbed the first tv interview with then-First Lady Michelle Obama, had a busy 2016 for NBC, covering the Orlando nightclub shooting, a terrorist attack in Nice, France and interviewed Arianne Zucker, the actress who Donald Trump made suggestive comments about in an Access Hollywood video recorded in 2005.