Melissa Lee
Melissa Lee
Celebrated Name: Melissa Lee
Real Name/Full Name: Melissa Lee
Gender: Female
Age: 49 years old
Birth Date: 4 November 1974
Birth Place: New York
Nationality: American
Height: 1.72 m
Weight: 51 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Benjamin Kallo
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (daughter)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Melissa Lee Lesbian? No
Profession: Journalist, Host, Reporter
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $6 million
Last Updated: July 2024

Melissa Lee, a CNBC reporter, and news anchor is now the host of CNBC’s 5 pm ET Daily Show FAST MONEY and MONEY IN MOTION: CURRENCY TRADING. She has hosted several other shows like CLOSING BELL – she hosted this show cause the anchor was unavailable and OPTIONS ACTION. Apart from doing shows, she also hosted CNBC’s several documentaries like – THE $50M CON, CODE WARS: AMERICA’S CYBER THREAT and BITCOIN: BOOM OF BUST. Since 2015, she is also one of the four hosts in POWER LUNCH.

Maybe you know about Melissa Lee 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 Lee’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

Melissa was born on 4th November 1974 in Great Neck, US Melissa. Her father graduated from the University of Columbia and then moved to Great Neck, New York. From a very young age, she started watching KAITY TONG as a news anchor on the TV and started idolizing her and decided to become a reporter. Her initial steps toward her dream were to work as a reporter for THE GREAT NECK RECORD, her hometown newspaper. She earned a degree in BACHELOR OF ARTS from the HARVARD COLLEGE in 1995

Personal Life

She’s married to her long-time boyfriend, Benjamin Kallo, in 2017. She remained unresponsive regarding her wedding and wedding details to the media. Benjamin is a senior research analyst at Robert W. Baird and Co. They together had a daughter in the year 2019.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 4 November 1974, Melissa Lee is 49 years old as of today’s date 21st July 2024. Her height is 1.72 m tall, and her weight is 51 kg.


Before starting as a news reporter, she worked as a consultant at MERCER MANAGEMENT CONSULTING. She joined CNBC in 2004. After working there for a few years and after hosting several shows in there, she became the permanent host of the show FAST MONEY in CNBC in 2009.

She is also a member of the ensemble cast of CNBC’s POWER LUNCH. Then she became the co-host of CNBC’s SQUAWK ON THE STREET and host of MONEY IN MOTION CURRENCY TRADING. She also covered various aspects such as hedge funds, investment banking, and private equity for the network.

In 2008 she reported and anchored a one-hour documentary MADE IN CHINA: PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF PROFIT from Beijing and Shanghai itself. She said extensively for the network on China. She also hosted and reported several other documentaries on CNBC, such as RISE OF MACHINES in 2013, CODE WARS: AMERICA’s CYBER THREAT in 2011, PORN: BUSINESS OF PLEASURE in 2009 and many more.

Awards & Achievements

She won a 2010 Gracie Award for OUTSTANDING HOST-NEWS. She received GERALD LOEB AWARD NOMINATION in 2009 for a CNBC Special Report, two Emmy award nominations in Business News, and a nomination for her reporting on the proxy voting of mutual funds.

Net Worth & Salary of Melissa Lee in 2024

Melissa Lee Net Worth
Melissa Lee Net Worth

As of July 2024, She has a net worth of $6 million. She made this money as a reporter and a host of several shows and documentaries for the CNBC. Initially, after joining CNBC, after hosting and reporting for various shows, she became the host of the FAST MONEY show, which earned her a huge fortune, and apart from shows, she earned a huge amount by reporting and hosting numerous documentaries of the CNBC network.

Getting inspired by Kaity Tong from a very young age, she became strong-minded about becoming a journalist and a reporter in her near future. All she did was follow her mind and heart that led her toward her dreams.

Initially, she only had thought of becoming a reporter, but then she didn’t let that thought become casual and let it go. When she had that thought, she stuck to it and clung to it very tightly, and she did not let go of its grip, and she buckled down and did not settle until she became one of the most amazing reporters in the CNBC.



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