Melissa Lee
Melissa Lee
Real Name/Full Name Melissa Lee
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Melissa Lee
Birth Place: Great Neck, New York
Date Of Birth/Birthday: November 4,1974
Age/How Old: 49 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 172  cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
Weight: In Kilograms – 51 Kg
In Pounds – 112 lbs
Eye Color: N/A
Hair Color: N/A
Parents Name: Father –N/A
Mother –N/A
Siblings: James
School: N/A
College: Harvard University
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Benjamin Kallo
Kids/Children Name: Lennon and twins
Profession: Reporter an d News anchor
Net Worth: $6 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Melissa Lee is an American News anchor and reporter for CNBC. She has severally hosted “closing Bell” when the anchor is not available since 2009. She is the host of “Fast Money” a CNBC’s 5 pm ET show and she has also hosted “Options Action”. She took over the daily show “Fast money” after the former host Dylan Ratigan left CNBC for MSNBC on 27th March 2009.

Well, how well do you know about Melissa Lee? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Melissa Lee’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Melissa Lee to date.

Biography and Early Life

Melissa Lee was born on November 4,174 in Great Neck New York, US. We do not know the names of her parents but we know that her grandfather immigrated to United States from China. So her parents became American citizens and also became an American by birth. She grew up in New York but we do not know if she had any siblings but will update the information once it is available.  We however know that Lee’s greatest inspiration came from New York news anchor Kaity Tong since she was a young child. Her parents were very supportive of her decision of becoming a journalist.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Melissa Lee in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Melissa Lee’s age is 49 years old as of today’s date 20th June 2024 having been born on 4 November 1974. Though, she is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 172 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 112 lbs in Pound and 51 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is N/A and hair color is N/A.


She enrolled at Harvard University and graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in government. Lee served in Harvard Crimson as an assistant managing editor. Her earlier school years are not documented in any forum.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

The soft spoken Lee is a married woman. She had however tried to keep the information from the public but as it goes love will still show. She got married to her long-time boyfriend on 18th August 2017. She chose to keep the details of the occasion that was attended by family and friends. Her husband Kallo also is a television personality too. He serves at the Robert W. Baird & Co as a senior researcher. The couple are blessed to be parents of twins a son and daughter who were born on December 28, 2019. She has however not shared the names of her children.

Is Melissa Lee Lesbian?

She has never considered herself attracted to the same gender. She is married to her husband Kallo and together they are raising twins together. Her sexual orientation is straight.

Professional Career

She started her career as a journalist in her hometown newspaper “Great Neck Record”. She also worked in the banking sector as a consultant at Mercer Management Consultant. She then switched her attention to journalism after she was hired to work for CNN financial news and Bloomberg television. She again went to work for CNBC in 2004 and this is where she gained fame and attention. She hosts three shows for the network namely “Options Actions”, “Fast Money” and Money in motion: Currency trading”.

The show “Fast Money” airs from 5 PM- 6 PM every Monday- Thursday. Her show “Options Action “ is a half an hour program that airs on Friday 5:30 PM. She has leaned towards hosting money related documentaries such as “Porn: Business of Pleasure”, “Code Wars: America’s Cyber Threat” and “Made in China: The People’s Republic of Profit”. She has worked for CNBC from 2004 to present.

She has hosted a one hour documentary for the network such as “rise of the machines in 2013”,”Codes Wars: America’s Cyber Threat” in 2011, “Cola-Cola: The Real Story Behind the Real thing” 2009 and “Porn: Business of Pleasure”2009. In 2008 she anchored and reported “made in China: Peoples Republic of Profit” from Shanghai and Beijing. She reported China’s growth and the challenges it faces to the opportunities for U.S business.


The Hard working reporter has won some awards under her belt. In 2019, she won the BESA National Awards. She was nominated for two Emmy Awards for her input for business News. We cannot overlook the fact that she has achieved so much creating financial literacy and helping people making the right investments.

In 2010, she received Gracie Award for outstanding Host-News as well as a Gerald Loeb Award nomination in 2009 for her special report “is your money safe? The fall of Lehman Brothers” which she had co-anchored. Her report “The $ 50 M Con” was internationally recognised for unveiling fake hedge fund.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Melissa Lee in 2024

Melissa Lee Net Worth
Melissa Lee Net Worth

Lee has a very intriguing career that has made her to rise in her ranks as a journalist. She primarily earns her wealth from the salary she receives every month. Being Reporting and news anchor it is difficult to guess how much she earns but it is speculated that her salary is $500,000 per year including bonuses and fees. The earnings provide a very comfortable lifestyle for her and her family. As of 2024, she is estimated to have a net worth of $6 million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • She is a member of the famous people who are the age group of 46 years.
  • She is one of the hosts for power lunch since February 2015.
  • She is a lover of Korean and Pilipino Foods.

The versatile anchor has a bright career ahead of her. She has made reporting look so much fun to watch and has created a forum where all people can get information related to finances and investing. She has received significant public attention for her role and has also commanded a huge following on her social media platform.


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