July 22, 2024

Melanie Hinton

Melanie Hinton
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Even though her background isn’t exactly known, Melanie Hinton has built a reputation so strong that it is worthy of emulation. While some of her relationships didn’t work out, it still goes to show that anyone can be at the pinnacle of their careers if they want to. Perhaps Melanie chose to be private about her life and background, however, her marriage to one Joe Scarborough was the spark that brought her into the limelight.

Her marriage, even though broken today, was the toast of many fans. But sometimes, good things come to an end, don’t they? Well, with Hinton, they do and even though it can be disheartening, it is most times for the better of everyone. In this article, we will bring to light her career, bio, relationship with Scarborough, and others. Hinton’s career is one that begs to be read. 

The Early Life of Melanie Hinton

As we mentioned before, there are no full details of Melanie Hinton’s birth and her family on the web. However, from our research, she was born to Dr Andrew Hinton in 1965.  We also know she attended the Duquesne University in Pittsburgh where she bagged a Bachelor’s degree in Arts in Journalism and Political Science. This is all we could gather about the early life of Melanie Hinton. However, we assure you that as soon as we get more information about her, we will update this article. Meanwhile, let’s delve into her career and relationships. 

Career and Professional Life of Melanie Hinton

Melanie Hinton is a journalist. Not just a journalist but one of repute. We can verify this because she has had years of experience; actually more than two decades of experience in journalism. This qualifies her to be a veteran. Interestingly, she is not just focused on journalism but also public affairs.

Her experience in public affairs has seen her serve as the managing director of Airline Industry Public Relations as well as being a director of communications with America Airlines. As if that isn’t enough, she is also a director of communications and media at the American Bus Association (ABA). It is clear for all to see how reputable she is. No one gets to these positions on just any account but sheer hard work and determination. 

Melanie Hinton’s Relationship With Joe Scarborough

While she gained fame as a journalist of repute, her celebrity status cemented as the first wife of the talk show host, Joe Scarborough. Joe Scarborough is a popular American cable news host and was formerly a congressman from Florida. His fame is well documented. How the two met and their relationship will be discussed as you read further. 

Who is Joe Scarborough?

You can’t be a host on one of the biggest talk show cable stations in the country without being recognisable. It almost seals your place as a celebrity. Joe Scarborough is an American TV show host. He was also a former attorney and politician. It was after his first foray as a politician that he ventured into journalism full-time. He currently co-hosts Morning Joe on MSNBC. Interestingly, the person he co-hosts with is his current wife, Mika Brzezinski. 

As a politician, he served in the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 2001. He was a Republican for Florida’s 1st district. Scarborough was also a visiting fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Such is his popularity that in 2011, he was listed on Time 100 as one of the most influential people in the world. That’s some doing if you ask us. 

Melanie Hinton & Joe Scarborough Marriage

If anyone had predicted that the duo’s marriage was going to crumble, no one would have believed. The two first met in high school and took an instant liking to each other. They then proceeded to go to the same college. It was while in college that they fell in love and of course, started dating. Immediately after graduation, Melanie Hinton and Joe Scarborough tied the knot in 1986. And it looked like theirs was going to be the happily ever after, but, life happened. 

After 13 years of blissful and fruitful marriage, the couple filed for divorce in 1999. The reason for the divorce is unknown, but feelers we got say it was a case of infidelity. We do not know from which party and we do not know if this is entirely true. Meanwhile, the couple had two kids in the marriage; Joey Scarborough who was born in 1989, and Andrew Scarborough who was born in 1991. The children are now 32 years and 30 years old respectively. 

Melanie Hinton and Scarborough Current Relationship Status

For Melanie Hinton, after her separation from Joe, she remained single. However, for Joe Scarborough, he went ahead to remarry. His second wife after Hinton was Susan Waren with whom he tied the knot in 2001. Together, they had two children. However, the marriage crashed along the line and the two separated in January 2013. 

Scarborough wasn’t done yet. Some years later, he met Mika Brzezinski and they fell in love. On November 24, 2018, the couple tied the knot in Washington D.C, U.S.A. Today, the couple currently host a show together. 

Melanie’s Son Has A Health Issue

The birth of Melanie’s second son has proven to be what she didn’t bargain for. Andrew Scarborough suffers from a rare disease called Asperger Syndrome, which is a disorder that disallows social interaction and non-verbal communication.

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Is Melanie Hinton on Social Media?

The answer to this question is no. Hinton has no footprint on social media, not even Instagram. She just wants to carry on with her profession and live her life. 

Melanie Hinton
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Melanie Hinton’s Net Worth

Today, Hinton is worth an estimated net worth of $1 million. She was able to accumulate this much from her career as a journalist and also, you would recall that she is the Managing Director of communications and media relations. Her ex-husband though has an estimated net worth of $18 million. 


While her former husband has decided to move on with his life and married twice after his divorce, Melanie has chosen to remain single. Would she remarry later? That remains to be seen. However, we can say for sure that she is focused on her career and determined to be a mother to her children. We wish her the best in her chosen path.