Melissa Lee is an American reporter as well as a news anchor. She is widely recognized for serving a worldwide favorite channel called CNBC.

The Early life of Melissa Lee

She was born on 4 November 1974, in Great Neck, New York, the United States of America. Along with children, her grandparents emigrated from rural China to Buffalo, New York, US. Though, she is of American nationality but holds Asian-American ethnicity. However, information regarding her parents and siblings is not disclosed yet. For her education, she went to Harvard College from where she graduated with Bachelors of Arts in Government in 1995.

Melissa Lee’s Career Progression

Melissa Lee as an anchor in CNBC
Melissa Lee as an anchor in CNBC

During her study at Harvard College, she also served as Assistant Managing Editor of the Harvard Crimson. Then she started her professional career working as a consultant at Mercer Management Consultants. While working there, her cases focused on banking and credit card sector.

She got inspired to become a reporter from New York news anchor Kaity Tong and idolizing her she grew up. Then for her hometown newspaper, the Great Neck Record, she began her professional journalism career as a reporter. After that, she starred in television screen by working with Bloomberg Television and CNN Financial News. Subsequently in 2004, she received an opportunity to join CNBC which led her journey to the higher level. In the beginning, she was given responsibilities to gather news for the financial market. Similarly, she has also presented five money-based documentaries including ‘Made in China’, ‘Code Words’, ‘Coca-Cola’, ‘Porn: Business of Pleasure’, and ‘The $50 M Con’.

Since 2009, she has been hosting Closing Bell as a substitute for Maria Bartiromo. Recently in the current year 2018, she represented three shows for the CNBC channel like ‘Fast Money’, ‘Options actions’, and ‘Money in Motion’. With her hard labor, she has now established herself as a successful media face on television news world.

The Net worth of Melissa Lee

At the present year 2018, her net worth is estimated to be approximately $5 million that she has earned through her journalism career. Similarly, she is paid $500 thousand as her annual income including her bonus, fee, as well as taxes. Overall, she owns two luxurious cars among which one of her car named 87 Chevy Blazer was gifted by her father. The car was bought by her father and she received it as a gift from him. Moreover, she is rumored that recently she bought well-furnished, well-decorated expensive house in New York City.

In the Personal life of Melissa Lee

Melissa Lee with her husband Benjamin Kallo
Melissa Lee with her husband Benjamin Kallo

While talking about her relationship, she tied knot with her husband Benjamin Kallo in the year 2017. Besides it, she also seems to be in a long-term relationship with her journalism profession. Kallo is a senior research analyst. The couple went on a jungle safari for their honeymoon trip in 2018. Previously in most of the interviews, she has been asked several times whether she is married or has any boyfriend. We wish her a happy married life with her dearest person.

Facts about Melissa Lee

She has been nominated for two Emmy Awards for presenting Business News. Furthermore, she is also actives on some other non-profitable organizations as well.

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