Melissa Lee is an American reporter and television presenter working for CNBC. Melissa Lee currently hosts Fast Money as well as Money in Motion: Currency Trading for the channel. 

She has hosted 5 documentaries for CNBC and been nominated for Emmy Award twice.

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  • Birthday: November 4, 1974 (age 43)
  • Ethnicity: Chinese-American
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: TV Anchor

Melissa Lee Family: Husband and Children

Lee, who hosts multiple CNBC financial shows, is a Great Neck native.

Her grandparents emigrated from rural China to Buffalo, New York, USA.

Her father is graduate of Columbia University after which he relocated to Great Neck, New York.

She hinted from her childhood that she is going to become one of the prominent faces in journalism as she raised admiring Kaity Tong, a New York-based anchor.

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  • Husband: N/A
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  • Marital Status: Unmarried

In 1995, Lee graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. with honors. While at college, she also became Assistant Managing Editor for the Harvard Crimson newspaper.

Is Melissa Lee Married? one of the common question asked by her fans. She is away from the husband-wife relationships and has kept her personal stuff behind the media. 

Melissa Lee Age, Height and Body Measurements

Lee has appealing body measurements as well as is blessed with sharp facial features.

She is listed as one of the hottest anchors of the channel regarding her beauty and fine personality.

Melissa body measurement and height is measured as 32-24-35 inches and 5 feet 8 inches respectively.

Her slender well-toned legs are capable to make any man night go sleepless.

Too very tough in the studio, she loves candies and chocolates more than anything in the worlds.

Furthermore, she has silky black hair and light brown eyes.

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  • Height: 5 Feet 8 Inches (1.72m)
  • Body Measurements: 32-24-35 Inches
  • Plastic Surgery: N/A
  • Weight: N/A

Being an extreme foodie, she tends cooking for her family and friends depending on her mood. Traveling for her is next great escape from her hectic life and stress.

Moreover, she is more conscious about her health and beauty.

To keep her magnet-like figure, she habitually rolls up in a gym.

Melissa Lee Professional Career: CNBC's TV Shows Fast Money & Power Lunch

Melissa Lee started her career as a reporter for a local newspaper in her hometown. Currently, she is working for CNBC as an anchor. Before to CNBC, she served for Bloomberg Television and CNN Financial News.

In 2004, Lee joined CNBC as a reporter and anchor. During her time in the channel, she has become substitute host for “Closing Bells”. She is hosting CNBC’s 5 pm ET program, “Fast Money” from March 2009 when Dylan Ratigan went MSNBC leaving the channel.

Career Timeline:

  • (2004-Present)- Working for CNBC as an anchor and reporter
  • 2009- Appointed as permanent host of Fast Money
  • 2010- Received Gracie Award for Outstanding Host-News

Currently, Lee is also cast on weekday show “Power Lunch” and “Options Action” each Friday. She has hosted Money in “Motion: Currency Trading” and “Squawk on the Street” and “Options Action”. She has covered investment banking, private equity and hedge funds for CNBC.

Melissa Lee has reported 5 documentaries; Made in China: The People’s Republic of Profit (2008), Coco-Cola: The Real Story Behind the Real Thing (2009), Porn: Business of Pleasure (2009), The $50M Con (2007) and Code Wars: America’s Cyber Threat (2011).

Lee started her journalism with the Great Neck Record newspaper in her hometown. Earlier, she also worked for Bloomberg TV and CNN Financial News. Soon after completing her graduation, she worked at Mercer Management Consulting as a consultant.

Achievements and Awards:

Lee has received Gracie Award in 2010 for Outstanding Host-News and has been the nominee for Emmy Award twice. She was also nominated for Gerald Loeb Award in 2009 for CNBC Special Report “Is Your Money Safe?”

Melissa Lee Net Worth and Salary

Melissa Lee is a Chinese-American journalist who has a net worth of $5 million dollars. She also earns over $500 thousand dollars annually salary including her bonuses, fee, and taxes.

Through her tenure with big media like CNN and CNBC, she has created her wealth status as a millionaire.

All thanks to her hard-working and competent nature that has helped her to grow more with knowledge and possessions.

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  • Salary: $500 thousand dollars
  • Net Worth: $5 Million