Melissa Francis Biography
Melissa Francis is an American anchor/reporter/host, correspondent, comedy writer, and author known for having worked as the co-anchor of FOX Business Network’s After the Bell, as well as co-anchor on FOX News Channel’s top-rated ensemble show, Outnumbered. She joined the network as an anchor in 2012 and left in 2020. Francis is the Founder & CEO of Sailfish Productions.
“While on Outnumbered, Francis, and co-anchor Harris Faulkner debate with revolving panelists the day’s top stories, including the signature “One Lucky Man.” On FBN’s post-market program After the Bell, alongside co-anchor Connell McShane, Francis breaks down the day’s market coverage. Francis has interviewed some of the biggest names in the banking industry during her career at the network, including JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and Icahn Enterprises Chairman & Founder Carl Icahn.
Before joining FBN, Francis was a co-anchor of Power Lunch and The Call, CNBC’s midday programs. She identified herself as one of the leading specialists in oil and commodities in 2003, as well as making headlines on television as the first reporter to broadcast live from the New York Mercantile Exchange floor.
Prior to joining CNBC, Francis was a reporter for the broadcasting unit of CNET, where she was responsible for economics, telecommunications, and consumer goods. Francis was a correspondent for News 12 New Jersey prior to CNET and anchored in Hartford, Manchester, and Providence for several New England television stations. She has worked as the WCSH-TV NBC Portland producer and The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour writer.
Francis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University in economics, and is the author of “Diary of the Daughter of a Stage Mother” and “Lessons from the Prairie: The Surprising Secrets to Happiness, Success, and (Sometimes Just) Survival I Learned on the Favorite Show in America.”
Melissa Francis Age
Francis is 50 years old. She was born on 12 December 1972 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Melissa Francis Height
Francis’s height is not yet disclosed.
Melissa Francis Family
Francis was born to her parents, whose names are not known. Her mother is a homemaker and her father is a small businessman. She has a sister named Tiffany Ann Francis.
Melissa Francis Husband / Children
She is married to Wray Thorn. The couple married in 1997. They have two sons; Greyson Alexander Thorn and Thompson Thorn. She is the godmother of Martha Thorn. In an interview, Francis once stated that starting a family came with enormous challenges – she was diagnosed with Factor V Leiden (a hereditary condition). She nearly passed each time she gave birth to her two sons.
Melissa Francis Net Worth
Francis has an estimated net worth of $8 Million which she has earned through being a journalist.
Melissa Francis Salary
Francis earns an annual salary ranging from $2 Million.
Melissa Francis Website
Click HERE to view her MelissaFrancis.tv website.
Melissa Francis Leaving FBN / Fired
It was announced in late October 2020 that Francis had been fired from the FOX News network. The reason for that is her contract had expired about a year earlier and had not been renewed.
Francis worked at FBN alongside other famous FBN anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
- Gerri Willis
- Ashley Webster
- Stuart Varny
- Grady Trimble
- Lauren Simonetti
- Charles Payne
- Kristina Partsinevelos
- Jack Otter
- Andrew Napolitano
- Dagen McDowell
- Elizabeth MacDonald
- Edward Lawrence
- Larry Kudlow
- Lisa Kennedy Montgomery
- Lydia Hu
- Jon Hilsenrath
- Charlie Gasparino
- Phil Flynn
- Jeff Flock
- Jackie DeAngelis
- Liz Claman
- Neil Cavuto
- Cheryl Casone
- Blake Burman
- Maria Bartiromo
- Gerry Baker
The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Francis.
|Who is Francis?||She is an American anchor/reporter/host, correspondent, comedy writer, and author|
|Age||50 years old|
|Salary||$40,000 – $ 110,500|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|