Melissa Lee is one of the popular reporter and news anchor for CNBC since 2004. Currently, she hosts the CNBC’s Fast Money since 2009, discussing a fast-paced among four professional Wall Street traders. She also hosts shows like Money in Motion: Currency Trading and sometimes Closing Bell of the network.
Furthermore, she gained a huge recognition after reporting the report ‘The $50M Con’. The report says the college student-turned scammer who ran a fake hedge fund who ultimately caught by the FBI. Additionally, she has also hosted six CNBC documentaries including ‘Porn: Business of Pleasure’ and ‘Bitcoin: Boom or Bust’.
Caption: The reporter/anchorwoman, Melissa Lee of CNBC.
Melissa Lee: Bio, Family, Education
The veteran anchorwoman was born on 4 November 1974 in Great Neck, New York, the US. Her grandfather was an immigrant from rural China to Buffalo, New York along with his family. Then her father moved to Great Neck, New York after his graduation. Further, there is no information on her parents and siblings.
For her education, she graduated with honors from Harvard College with a bachelor of arts in government. During that time, she had served as Assistant Managing Editor for the Harvard Crimson.
Melissa Lee: Career & Life Achievements
Initially, Lee was a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting. That time, she focused on the banking and credit card sectors. However, she shifted her career and started to appear in television reporting on financial and its consequences. She first served for Bloomberg Television and CNN Financial News.
Then in 2004, she joined CNBC and began to report for the network on business and its challenges to opportunities. She also reported on China from the country’s growth for the network. Further, she has reported one-hour documentaries for the channel. It includes 2009 ‘Coca Cola: The Real Story Behind the Real Thing’ and 2013 ‘Rise of the Machines’. In addition, Lee is one of the co-hosts of the television business news program ‘Power Lunch’ along with Tyler Mathisen and Kelly Evans. Also, she is the host of weekly half-hour program ‘Options Action’ that aired ion Friday at 5:30 PM Et.
For her hard work and dedication, she has garnered awards and accolades. It includes the 2003 nomination for her reporting on the proxy voting of mutual funds. Followed by gaining a huge exposure by her report ‘The 5$0M Con’. In 2010, she received a Gracie Award for Outstanding Host-News. Before that, she awarded by 2009 Gerald Loeb Award nomination for a co-anchored CNBC Special Report, ‘Is Your Money Safe? The Fall of Lehman Brothers’.
— Melissa Lee (@MelissaLeeCNBC) August 29, 2019
Melissa Lee: Personal Life & Husband
Her admirers and followers must be eagerly waiting to know information on her relationship or love life. But before knowing that, the reporter has been very private of her personal life to reveal it in the media. According to her Twitter account, she announced returning to work, after having twins recently.
According to sources, she has married her long-time boyfriend Benjamin Kallo in August 2017. Further, no information on her boyfriend turned husband Kallo. Additionally, she has not involved in any sort of controversy or rumor that can affect her image.
Melissa Lee: Net worth & Social Media Profiles
The reporter has maintained a hefty amount from her journalism career. Since 2004, she has been working for the CNBC reporting award-winning reports. Therefore, it must have helped her to accumulate a good amount of money. Though she has not disclosed her salary, her net worth must have an estimation of around $5 million.
She is fairly active over different social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. She has a personal and verified Twitter account @MelissaLeeCNBC with 114.9k followers. But she does not have any accounts on Facebook or Instagram.
Melissa Lee: Body Measurements
The reporter has a charming and bold Asian look with complements in her professional attire. Her slim body stands to a height of 5 feet 2 inches or 1.57 meters and weighs around 58 kg. Her body has a measurement of 32 inches breast size, 26 inches waist size, and 33 hips size.