Melissa Lee

Birth Day November 4th, 1974
Birth Place Great Neck, New York, United States
Age 49 Years Old

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Melissa Lee is a charming reporter for CNBC who hosts the show Fast Money and Money in Motion: Currency Trading. She started her career in Journalism from 2004 and is still active in her profession. She worked as the reporter for a local newspaper named The Great Neck Record. Furthermore, Melissa provided her services at CNN Financial News and Bloomberg News where Jeff Zeleny also worked. Melissa Lee gained all the fame and attention after joining CNBC in 2004. Before her career in television, Lee was a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting. Her cases focused on the banking and credit card sectors. Scroll down to know more information regarding her biography, facts, family, husband, birthday, wiki, net worth, career start and many more. 

Famous For

  • Being a news reporter at CNBC.
  • For hosting the show Fast Money and Money in Motion: Currency Trading.

Melissa Lee, a famous Reporter for CNBC


Early Life of Melissa Lee

Melissa Lee was born on 4th November 1974. Her hometown is in Great Neck, New York, the USA. She celebrated her 45th birthday as of 2019. Her grandfather was an immigrant to New York from China and her parents were also American citizens. So, she comes from Asian ethnicity but her Nationality is American-Chinese. As per her education, she completed her education from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree of Arts in Government. Since her childhood, she had an interest in journalism and wanted to make a career in it. The source of her inspiration was Kaity Tong, an anchor at New York News. Prior to joining CNBC in 2004, Lee worked for Bloomberg Television and CNN Financial News. Before her career in television, Lee was a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting. Her cases focused on the banking and credit card sectors.

Career of Melissa Lee

  • After her graduation, Melissa Lee worked as a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting and her first service as a journalist was as a reporter for a local newspaper, The Great Neck Record.
  • After that, she appeared in television screen after she started working with Bloomberg television and CNN news.
  • She took her journey to a higher level by joining CNBC in the year 2004. 
  • In the starting days, her responsibilities included gathering news for the financial market.
  • She had to report different events on Wall Street. 

Melissa Lee Reporting In CNBC


  • She has also hosted five documentaries for CNBC, namely Made in China: The People’s Republic of Profit, Porn: Business of Pleasure, Code Wars: America’s Cyber Threat, Coca-Cola: The Real Story Behind the Real Thing and The $50 M Con.
  • She has also hosted Options Action and is now the host of CNBC's 5 pm ET daily show Fast Money and Money in Motion: Currency Trading.
  • She has also received two Emmy Award nominations for Business News.
  • As of 2013, she hosts 3 CNBC programs: Fast Money, Options Action, and Money in Motion: Currency Trading. 
  • Since 9th February 2015, she is one of four hosts for Power Lunch.
  • At present, she is a reporter and news anchor for CNBC. 

Personal Life of Melissa Lee

Melissa Lee is a married woman. She was married to her long-time boyfriend Benjamin Kallo in the year 2017. She has stayed tight-lipped about her wedding details. According to theknot, Lee exchanged the wedding vows with her boyfriend on 18th August 2017. Though Benjamin is not as famous as his wife Melissa, he does appear on TV some time.  By profession, Benjamin works as a senior research analyst at Robert W. Baird & Co. Moreover, she went to Jungle Safari with her husband as part of her honeymoon trip. According to her, she shared some really good and surprising memories with her husband at the safari. She is straight by sexual orientation. The duo also welcomes a baby girl in the year 2019.

Melissa Lee's Husband (Left)


Net worth of Melissa

Melissa Lee is a reporter and news anchor for CNBC. With her career, she has accumulated a huge amount of money and she is earning a good amount of money at present. Without a doubt, her net worth will be surely in millions. As of 2020, her net worth is estimated to have $5 Million according to sources. Moreover, she is making a considerable amount of salary for her work. As of now, she is satisfied with her earning. Her source of earning is from her reporting and news anchoring career. As her salary has not been disclosed by her, according to some online sources, she receives $500,000 as her income annually which includes bonuses and fees. Whereas her spouse is a senior research analyst and according to, the average salary of the research analyst is at $53,900 to $103,000. Moreover, she bought a house in New York City which is pretty expensive. In the current market, the price of her house might be over $676,000. 

Body Measurements of Melissa Lee

Melissa Lee is a very beautiful woman with a charming personality. She has got a tall height of 5 ft 8 in. She has an amazing ability of news presentation and gluing her viewers to their seats. She has great Asian looks with black hair and she looks fabulous in her professional attire. Her balanced weight consists of 51 Kg. Her breast size is 32 in, waist size is 26 in and hips size is 33 in. 

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