• Janet Shamlian


    Janet Shamlian

  • Facts of Janet Shamlian

    Name Janet Shamlian
    Date of Birth May 14, 1962
    Zodiac Sign Taurus
    Gender Female
    Birth Country Oak Park, IL, USA
    Nationality American
    Profession Correspondent
    Net worth $750,000
    Salary $121,828
    Marital Status Married
    Spouse LeRoy Melcher III (m. 1991)
    Hair Color Ash Blonde
    Eye Color Hazel
    Height ‎5 ft 6 in / 167 cm
    Weight 132 lb / 60 kg
    Body Measurement 35-25-35 in
    Education University of Missouri
    TV Show NBC Nightly News


    American news correspondent Janet Shamlian rose to prominence after reporting the mass massacre at the El Paso Walmart, Gilroy Garlic Festival, and the California Fires Festival.  Not just that, she covered natural calamities like the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and Hurricane Katrina.

    Shamlian was born on 14th May 1962 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States. After her birth, she moved to Park Ridge, Illinois with her parents and spent her childhood there. She hails from Armenian and Irish descent.

    During Janet’s teenage period, she was a competitive skater, who participated in several skating games while studying in Maine South High School. Upon her graduation, she earned a Bachelor in Journalism degree from the Missouri School of Journalism. During her college time, she became the commencement speaker until 2016.

    Salary & Net Worth

    Janet Shamlian began her journalism career as a fill-in reporter for CBS-affiliate news station, WBBM-TV based in Chicago, Illinois. She later worked at many TV stations, including KHOU-TV, KPRC-TV, and WOOD-TV. Before joining CBS News, she served as a correspondent for NBC News.

    Shamlian then became a national correspondent for all divisions of news at CBS News in 2019. She currently earns an annual salary of $121,828 from the percentile range of $118,306$125,231, which is similar to a CBS correspondent’s yearly income. She reportedly maintains a net worth of $750,000 as of 2020.

    As a prominent journalist, Janet received numerous awards and recognitions. She first earned an Emmy Award for outstanding news coverage for Long Form in 2009. She then garnered a second Emmy Award for best story in news and documentary in 2014.

    Relationship Status

    The 58-year-old Shamlian is living in a cherishable bond of marital union with her husband, LeRoy Melcher III. The couple walked down the aisle in a small and quiet ceremony while greeting their close ones in 1991.

    Janet Shamlian husband, LeRoy Melcher III
    Janet Shamlian husband, LeRoy Melcher III.
    Image Credit: gettyimages.com

    The pair welcomed five adorable children after entering into their blissful married life. They are playing a vital role in their kids’ life to give them a good environment. The Shamlian-Melcher family currently lives in Houston, Texas. Also, read about Jan Crawford‘s married life.


    CBS News correspondent, Shamlian has a great love for animals. As an avid animal lover, she adopted a Golden-White Labrador Retriever dog breed, Bella as her pet. As of now, her children are fond of playing with their pet dog, Bella.

    Janet Shamlian pet dog, Bella
    Janet Shamlian pet dog, Bella
    Image Credit: instagram/janetshamlian

    As in the present context, a Golden-White Labrador Retriever dog breed’s price varies from $1,800 to $2,800. Nonetheless, it can be found easily at a reasonable cost of $2,300 from a local pet shop with a superior pedigree.

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