1. Family and Personal Life
Melissa Francis is married to husband Wray Thorn since the end last century. The lovely couple is parents of three adorable children who resemble much of their mother’s facial features.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Melissa holds an American nationality and is of the white ethnical group. Only at the tender age of 15, she was freed by her mother, later she started to live on her own term. There is not much particular information regarding her parents, siblings and family background.
- Parents: N/A
- Husband: Wray Thorn
- Children: 3
- Marital Status: Married
Completing high school from hometown, she attended Harvard University and graduated with a degree in economics in 1995. While at the university, she also worked for the magazine The Harvard College Economist as executive editor. Moreover, she used to be captain of the Harvard Polo Team.
In 1997, Melissa Francis married Wray Thron who is completely out of the limelight and isn’t known much. Melissa is the mother of three toddlers; two sons and a daughter. Besides Thron, she has been never heard extra marriages or boyfriends. Together with small peaceful family, she resides in own family house in Los Angeles.
2. Body Measurements and Lifestyle
Francis is the truest epitome of beauty with brain. With the extra-classic appearance, dead-drop beauty and intellectuality, she has been acing her career since a young age.
Melissa Francis body measurement is 38-28-39 inches that carve seductive hourglass body. She possesses the height 5 feet 6 inches whereas weighs 54 kilos. Has a great fuller breast, she wears a bra size of 36B while her dress size is 12 US.
- Height: 5 Feet 6 Inches (1.67m)
- Body Measurements: 38-28-39 Inches
- Plastic Surgery: N/A
- Weight: 54 KG (119 lbs)
One of the hottest broadcast journalists, Melissa still appears astonishingly youthful and physically appealing though being a mother of three children. With no any chemical treatments or plastic surgery, she retains spotless glowing skin which reflects not a single sign of aging any soon.
During her leisure, Melissa craves for cuddling up to her three little munchkins. Spoiled by the exotic trips and luxurious gifts from husband, she often posts family vacation pictures on her Instagram. No surprises, she cooks mouth-watering foods and is a noteworthy golfer. A self-claimed shopaholic, she is extremely conscious about her skin and beauty.
3. Professional Career
Melissa Francis began her career as a child actress and appeared in various TV series and films. Known for portraying Cassandra Cooper on the NBC series “Little House on the Prairie”, she hopped into journalism with media website CNET as a correspondent.
Just 6 months old and Melissa made a debut in television with an appearance in the advertisement of Johnson & Johnson shampoo. Her first feature film was a TV film “The Ghost of Flight 401” and later played the lead role as Linda Wabash in ABC sitcom “Joe’s World”. One of her significant roles is considered on “Little House on the Prairie” as Cassandra Cooper Ingalls.
- (1979-80): Starred in American series “Joe’s World” at the age of seven
- (1981-82): Played a lead role in NBC series “Little House on the Prairie”
- 2012: Signed with Fox Business Network as a financial reporter and host
- 2012: Released first book “Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter”
- 2017: the Published second book “Lessons from the Prairie”, based on her experiences on the series
Other of her television role credits “Mork & Mindy”, “Galactica 1980”, “Hotel”, “St. Elsewhere”, “A Year in the Life”, “AFL” and “Hardball”. Highly appreciated for television work, she was cast as Jennifer Motley in 1979 comedy movie “Scavenger Hunt” and following appeared in the movies such as “Man, Woman, and Child”, “Bad Dreams”, “Race to Witch Mountain” and 2012 movie “The Dictator”.
Appeared almost in 100 advertisements, Melissa started journalist tenure with media website, CNET, as a correspondent. Leaving CNET, she joined CNBC as a financial reporter and later began anchoring various shows on the network. Following, she signed with Fox Business Network in January 2012 as a presenter and news reporter. After two years of joining Fox, she occasionally began co-hosting news and talk show “Outnumbered” on Fox News Channel.
Currently, Melissa hosts long-run Fox News show “Happening Now” alongside Jon Scott as well as co-anchors 4 pm ET show “After the Bell” on Fox Business with David Asman.
Apart from acting and anchoring, Melissa Francis has published two books; “Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir” and “Lessons from the Prairie” in 2012 and 2017 respectively.
4. Net Worth and Salary 2018
Francis, an actress-turned-news anchor, has earned net worth of its hype. Beginning career prior to the first birthday, she has never taken a break since then and is continuously hustling in various entertainment sectors.
Melissa Francis net worth is whooping $8 million. Melissa accumulated such a hefty net worth through her hard work and passion towards work. She has shined in every fresh move she took whether it was acting, anchoring or authoring; she has won the tiara of a versatile woman with a most successful career.
- Salary: N/A
- Net Worth: $8 Million