Reporter Jonathan Lemire and wife Carrie Melago share common passion for journalism
Jonathan Lemire and his wife, Carrie Melago, have been married for a little over 12 years. Lemire is a reporter and political analyst for MSNBC and NBC News. Melago is the managing editor of local news, Chalkbeat.
This married couple wouldn't have ever met, let alone get married, if not for their dying passion for journalism. Parents to two young boys, Lemire and Melago are what we'd like to call our 'couple goals.'
Lemire and Melago first met when they were reporters for the same media house
Lemire and Melago first met when they were working as reporters at The New York Daily News. Thanks to their shared interest in journalism, they quickly became close friends. One thing led to another, and the pair eventually fell in love.
After dating for a while, they decided to take their relationship to the next level. On September 27, 2008, the couple shared the wedding vows in an intimate ceremony amidst some very close guests at the Oratory Church of St. Boniface in Brooklyn. Their marriage was officiated by Rev. Joel M. Warden, a Roman Catholic priest.
Jonathan Lemire with his wife Carrie Melago. (Source: nytimes.com)
Besides having an undying love for each other, they also have a healthy amount of respect for their professions. For instance, on February 13, 2018, when Melago tweeted that she was joining Chalkbeat as their managing editor, her husband retweeted it with a cute "Proud of you."
They are blessed with two sons
Besides the two reporters, the Lemire household also consists of two sons.
Although the proud parents are experts at breaking news to a mass, they are quite secretive about their kids. They are yet to disclose any details on either of their sons.
Melago has, however, shared her experience on motherhood, especially the first few months of being a new mother. In a tweet dated May 15, 2018, Lemire shared the Washington Post’s article that his wife wrote along with a few words that resonate how proud he was of his wife for being an amazing mother to their sons.
As of now, the family of four reside in their Brooklyn, New York home.
The couple have had a fair share of career growth
Apart from having a satisfying marital and parental life, the pair also has had a successful career. As for Lemire, he started his journalism career after graduating from Columbia University. During his initial days, he worked as an intern at the New York Daily News. Later he was hired as a reporter. He served the media house for over a decade, covering some important topics such as the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the 2012 presidential election, and City Hall.
In 2013, the Massachusetts native joined The Associated Press as their White House reporter, where he is still currently working. In addition to that, he is also a political analyst for MSNBC and NBC News.
Melago, on the other hand, is a University of Maryland graduate who initiated her career by joining the New Haven Register. Later she worked with The Wall Street Journal for a brief period and then moved to New York Daily News, where she worked for close to five years.
After her tenure at the New York Daily News ended in 2018, she joined Chalkbeat in March 2018 as their managing editor.