Melissa Lee CNBC, Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Baby, Net Worth

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Melissa Lee Biography

Melissa Lee is an American Emmy-Award Winning Journalist now working as a host of CNBC FastMoney and Options Action. Before, Lee worked as a co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” and host of “Money in Motion Currency Trading.

Melissa Lee Age

Lee was born on November 4, 1974, in Great Neck, New York, United States. Now, she is 48 years and she holds American nationality. Additionally, she belongs to the Chinese-American ethnicity and her birth sign is Scorpio.

Melissa Lee Height

Lee stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m). Information regarding her other body measurements is currently under review.

Melissa Lee Education

Lee graduated with honors from Harvard College with a bachelor of arts in government.

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Melissa Lee Family

Lee’s grandfather immigrated from rural China to Buffalo, New York in the United States with his wife and children. Lee’s father graduated from Columbia University and then moved to Great Neck, New York.

Melissa Lee Husband

Lee is happily married to Benjamin Kallo, a financial analyst since 2017. Together they have twin babies born in 2019. Currently, they are around 4 years old.

Melissa Lee CNBC News

Lee is now working as the host of CNBC’s “Fast Money” (Monday-Thursday, 5 PM-6 PM ET; Friday, 5 PM-5:30 PM ET). Which originates from the Nasdaq’s MarketSite studio in New York’s Times Square. “Fast Money” gives you the information normally reserved for the Wall Street trading floor, helping you to make decisions that can make you money. She is also the host of “Options Action,” (Friday, 5:30 PM ET), a weekly half-hour program that explains the advantages of options trading.

In addition, Lee is a member of the ensemble cast of CNBC’s “Power Lunch” (M-F, 2 PM-3 PM ET). Before, Lee worked as a co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” and host of “Money in Motion Currency Trading.” She also worked on investment banking, hedge funds, and private equity for the network.

Lee has reported one-hour documentaries for the network, including “Rise of the Machines (2013),” “Code Wars: America’s Cyber Threat”(2011), ”Coca-Cola: The Real Story Behind the Real Thing” (2009), and ”Porn: Business of Pleasure” (2009). In 2008, Lee reported and anchored a one-hour documentary, “Made in China: The people’s Republic of Profit,” from Beijing and Shanghai. Additionally, she reported extensively for the network on China from the country’s growth to its challenges to the opportunities for U.S. businesses.

Lee received a 2010 Gracie Award for Outstanding Host-News and a Gerald Loeb Award nomination in 2009 for a CNBC Special Report: “Is Your Money Safe? The Fall of Lehman Brothers,” for which she co-anchored. Lee also has been nominated for two Emmy awards in Business News. In 2007, she has recognized for her report, “The $50M Con,” about a college student-turned-scammer who ran a fake hedge fund and ultimately caught by the FBI. And in 2003, she was nominated for her reporting on the proxy voting of mutual funds.

Before coming to CNBC in 2004, Lee served for Bloomberg Television and CNN Financial News. Prior to her career in television, Lee worked as a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting. Her cases focused on the banking and credit card sectors. She also worked as Assistant Managing Editor of the Harvard Crimson.

Melissa Lee Salary

Lee receives an annual salary ranging from $58,544 – $143,769. However, details about the exact amount of salary she earns are currently not available.

Melissa Lee’s Net Worth

Lee has an estimated net worth of $5 million.