Melissa Lee Biography
Melissa Lee is an American host who is currently working at CNBC. She serves as the host of Fast Money which airs Monday to Thursday from 5 pm to 6 pm and on Friday from 5 pm to 5:30 pm. In addition, she also served as the host of Options Action which airs on Fridays at 5:30 pm.
Furthermore, she is also a member of the ensemble cast of CNBC’s Power Lunch which airs on weekdays from 2 pm to 3 pm co-hosted by Kelly Evans and Tyler Mathisen. Previously, she served as the co-anchor of Squawk on the Street and as host of Money in Motion Currency Trading. Additionally, she also did cover private equity for the network, hedge funds, and investment banking.
In addition, she has also reported one-hour documentaries for the network, inclusive of 2013, Rise of the Machines, Coca-Cola: The Real Story Behind the Real Thing in 2009, and Code Wars: America’s Cyber Threat in 2011. Furthermore, she did serve as the anchor and reporter of Made in China: People’s Republic of Profit in 2008 from Shanghai and Beijing.
In 2010, she received a Gracie Award for Outstanding Host-News 2010 and in 2009, she received a Gerald Loeb Award nomination for a CNBC Special Report: “Is Your Money Safe? The Fall of Lehman Brothers,” for which she co-anchored. Furthermore, she
Lee also has been nominated for two Emmy awards in Business News. In 2007, she was recognized for her report, “The $50M Con,” about a college student-turned scammer who ran a fake hedge fund and was ultimately caught by the FBI. And in 2003, she was nominated for her reporting on the proxy voting of mutual funds.
Before she joined the CNBC news team in 2004, she worked at CNN Financial News and Bloomberg Television. In addition, before she began her journalism career, she worked at Mercer Management Consulting where she served as a consultant.
Melissa attended Harvard College where she graduated with honors with a bachelor of arts in government. She also did serve as an Assistant Managing Editor of the Harvard Crimson.
Melissa Lee Salary
Lee earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Melissa Lee Net Worth
Lee has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which she has earned through her career as a host.
Melissa Lee Age
Lee is 47 years old as of 2021. She was born on November 4, 1974, in Great Neck, New York, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 4th of November every year.
Melissa Lee Height and Weight
Lee stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 51 kgs.
Melissa Lee Family
Lee’s father is from Seoul, South Korea while her mother is from Santa Cruz, Zambales Philippines. She has a brother known as James and a sister. However, she has neither disclosed the names of her parents nor that of her sister.
Melissa Lee Husband and Children
Lee is married to Ben Kallo. They tied the knot on August 8, 2017, and together the couple has been blessed with a daughter who they named Lennon.
Melissa Lee Social Media Platform
Lee is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook page and she has 181k followers on Twitter 587 followers on Instagram, and 4k followers on Facebook.