Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Celebrated Name: Melissa Francis
Real Name/Full Name: Melissa Ann Francis
Gender: Female
Age: 51 years old
Birth Date: December 12, 1972
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Nationality: American
Height: 5’6″ (168 cm)
Weight: 60 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Wray Thorn (M. 1997)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Gemma Thorn, Thompson Thorn, and Greyson Alexander Thorn)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A/Yes (name)
Is Melissa Francis Lesbian/Gay?: No
Profession: American Actress
Salary: NA
Net Worth in 2024: $10 Million
Last Updated: February 2024

Melissa Ann Francis is best known for being a US commentator, and actress for the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network Channel. Before becoming a part of Fox Network, she has been associated with CNBC. Presently, Francis serves as the co-anchor of “After The Bell” weekday afternoons with “Connell MacShane.” She has also been the host of “Happening Now” newscast on FNC. She is a leading panelist on Fox Network Channel’s talk show “Outnumbered.”

Maybe you know about Melissa Francis very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Melissa Francis’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Francis was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, USA, Melissa. She has completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics in 1995 from Harvard University. Her father has been a small businessman, and her mother has been a homemaker. She has an elder sister, Tiffany, who she has spent her childhood with.

Her mother wanted to make her daughter’s renowned child actresses. Her parents had enrolled both their daughters in the top school in the area where they both got the best quality education and learnt skiing and riding. Francis had a complex relationship with her mother as she found her being too domineering, mercurial, and highly devoted.

While studying at Harvard, Francis was elected as the captain of her polo team. She has also been the executive editor in chief of the College’s Economist Magazine.

Personal Life

In 1997, Melissa got married to Wray Thorn, who worked as an asset manager and financier. The couple has three children, out of which two are sons, and one is the daughter. They are Thompson (born in 2007), Greyson (born on April 26, 2010), and Gemma (born in 2015). Melissa was identified with an uncommon hereditary condition, “Factor V Leiden,” that made arose life-threatening complications in her pregnancy. Due to which she has faced a difficult time giving birth to both of her sons. Their third child Gemma was born via surrogacy.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on December 12 1972, Melissa Francis is 51 years old as of today’s date 29th February 2024. Her height is 5 ft 6 inches tall, and her weight is 60 kg.


In 1978, Melissa did one telefilm called ‘The Ghost of Flight 401’. In 1979, she became famous for her big-screen debut in ‘Scavenger Hunt.’ In the same year, she was starred in eleven episodes of the NBC series ‘Joe’s World.’ In 1981, Melissa got a big breakthrough from NBC’s drama series “Little House on the Prairie.”

She starred in the show for two seasons. Later, she appeared in a few other television projects as CBS family-drama series, “Morningstar/Evening star,” “30 Rock”, and “St. Elsewhere” and movies, “Man, Woman and Child,” and “Bad Dreams.

In 1983, she performed the role of Blythe Danner, and Martin Sheen in drama movie ‘Man, Woman and Child.’ She has also played a character in the horror-thriller film ‘Bad Dreams’ (1988). In 2012, she performed in the comedy movie ‘The Dictator’ (2012). Francis retired from acting and started working as a reporter for CNET, and CNBC. In January 2012, she became a host for Fox Business Network.

Awards & Achievements

Melissa Francis has served a remarkable career as a former American actress and commentator for the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. She got immense popularity from her television movies and showed that include ‘Morningstar/Eveningstar,’ ‘The Dictator,’ ‘Scavenger Hunt,’ and ‘Little House on the Prairie.’

When Mellisa was six months old, she did a Johnson & Johnson shampoo advertisement. She began her actual acting career at just the age of five when she was cast in the television movie ‘The Ghost of Flight 401’.

In 2005, she got an opportunity to work as a host for CNBC show ‘On the Money.’ Presently, she serves as the co-anchor of Fox Business Network’s ‘After the Bell.’

Melissa won “Young Artist Awards” twice for “Man, Woman and Child in 1984, and Something About Amelia” in 1985.

Melissa was a guest hostess in ‘Lou Dobbs Tonight’ (2012 -2013). She has been the panelist on twenty-five episodes of ‘America Live.’ Between 2013 and 2018, she worked as the co-anchor of FNC’s ‘Happening Now.’

Net Worth & Salary of Melissa Francis in 2024

Melissa Francis Net Worth
Melissa Francis Net Worth

Melissa Francis has a net worth of $10 Million as of February 2024. She is a US television journalist, and actress who has performed in several television shows, and movies. In her successful career as a commentator, she has served for leading news channel “CNBC,” and “Fox Network.”

Some of her notable television shows include “Joe’s World,” “Little House,” “Morningstar / Eveningstar.” Before working for CNBC, she joined the Fox Business Network in 2012. From 2012 to 2013, she has served as a panelist on the TV series “America Live.” She was also seen in the TV series “Your World w/ Neil Cavuto” and “Cavuto on Business.”

Melissa has also served as a host on the television series “Money with Melissa Francis” between 2012 to 2015. She has also been the co-anchor on the TV series “Outnumbered” and “After the Bell.” In addition to it, she has also earned from the sale of her book “Diary of a Strange Mother’s Daughter: A Memoir and Lessons from the Prairie.”

Melissa Francis is one of the very successful women in America who has made a remarkable career as an actor, writer, and news reporter. She has worked with leading banners and created a respectable place for herself in society.


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