Melissa Lee Biography | Wiki
Melissa Lee is an American journalist who hosts “Fast Money” on CNBC, which is broadcasted live from Nasdaq’s MarketSite studio in Times Square. Since January 2009, she has hosted Closing Bell on occasion when the anchor is unavailable. She has also hosted Options Action and is now the host of CNBC’s daily show Fast Money at 5 p.m. ET.
Melissa Lee Age | Birthday
How old is Melissa? Lee is 48 years old as of 2022. She was born on November 4, 1974, in Great Neck, New York, United States. Her birthday is always celebrated on the 4th of November of every year.
Melissa Lee Education
Melissa after earning her high school diploma had the opportunity to join Havard College where graduated with honors and received a Bachelor of Arts in Government.
Melissa Lee Nationality | Ethnicity
What ethnicity is Lee? She belongs to a mixed ethnicity/heritage. She was born and raised in Great Neck, New York, United States. She holds American nationality and citizenship by birth.
Melissa Lee Height | Weight
How tall is Lee? Lee stands at an average height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m), she weighs 51kgs. ALSO READ: Mallory Moore
Melissa Lee Family | Parents
Lee’s grandfather immigrated from rural China to Buffalo, New York in the United States with his wife and children. Before settling in Great Neck, New York, Lee’s father attended Columbia University. Lee was inspired to become a reporter as a child by New York news anchor Kaity Tong. However, attempts to establish the identities of her mother and father were in vain since no information about them is available to the public. It’s therefore not known whether she has any siblings.
Melissa Lee Husband | Married | Baby
Is Melissa married? She is happily married to Benjamin Kallo, a financial analyst. The two dated for a long time and married in 2017, through an official wedding ceremony. The couple was blessed with twins who were born in 2019.
Melissa Lee Net Worth
How much is Lee Worth? Lee is an American journalist, anchor and reporter who has an estimated net worth of $5 Million.
Melissa Lee CNBC News
Where is Melissa Lee? Melissa currently hosts “Fast Money” on CNBC, which is broadcast live from Nasdaq’s MarketSite studio in Times Square. Melissa hosts “Options Action,” a weekly half-hour program that discusses the advantages of options trading (Friday, 5:30 p.m. ET). Lee is also a member of CNBC’s “Power Lunch” ensemble cast (M-F, 2 PM-3 PM ET). Lee previously co-hosted CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” and “Money in Motion Currency Trading.” She also covered investment banking, hedge funds, and private equity for the network. Among the one-hour documentaries, Lee has reported for the network are “Rise of the Machines” in 2013, “Code Wars: America’s Cyber Threat” in 2011, “Coca-Cola: The Real Story Behind the Real Thing” in 2009, and “Porn: Business of Pleasure” in 2009.
Melissa reported and hosted the one-hour documentary “Made in China: The people’s Republic of Profit.” She covered China for the network extensively, covering everything from the country’s growth to its challenges to the opportunities for American businesses. She was nominated for a Gerald Loeb Award in 2009 for a CNBC Special Report titled “Is Your Money Safe?” and received a Gracie Award for Outstanding Host-News in 2010. She co-anchored the documentary “The Fall of Lehman Brothers.”
Melissa Lee has also been nominated for two Emmys in the category of Business News. Her report, “The $50M Con,” about a college student-turned-scammer who ran a fake hedge fund and was eventually caught by the FBI, won her an award in 2007. She was also nominated in 2003 for her reporting on mutual fund proxy voting. Lee worked for Bloomberg Television and CNN Financial News before joining CNBC in 2004. Lee worked as a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting prior to her career in television. Her cases were primarily in the banking and credit card industries.