CNBC Melissa Lee Is Blessed with Twins — Inside Her Married Life, Ethnicity and Net Worth
- Date of Birth Nov 04, 1974
- Age 46 Years, 7 Months
- Nationality American
- Profession News Anchor
- Career 1995-present
- Relationship Status Married
- Husband/Spouse Benjamin Kallo
- Divorce/Split Not Yet
- Wedding Date 18 August 2017
- Dating/Affair No
- Salary $600k-$690k Per Year (Approx.)
- Net Worth $5 Million (Estimated)
- Ethnicity/Race Asian
- High School Harvard College
- College Harvard University
- Height/ How Tall? N/A
- Hair Long
- Hair Color Brown
- Eye Color Black
- Lesbian No
Melissa Lee is a news anchor popularly known for her work on CNBC. She anchors CNBC’s top-ranked shows, Fast Money, Options Action, and Power Lunch.
Before CNBC, Lee served for Bloomberg Television and CNN Financial News. The Harvard College alma mater had also worked as a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting before stepping into a television career.
Lee's Stint at CNBC Contributes to Her Impressive Net Worth
The news anchor's career took a big turn [for good reasons] when she joined the reputed CNBC station in 2004.
Since joining the news television channel, she has served as a reporter and an anchor in the network’s various programs such as Closing Bell, Squawk on the Street, Money in Motion: Currency Trading, Options Action, and Power Lunch.
In addition to that, she has reported numerous one-hour documentaries, including Coca-Cola: The Real Story Behind the Real Thing, Code Wars: America’s Cyber Threat, Made in China: The People's Republic of Profit, and Bitcoin: Boom or Bust.
Lee also has received two Emmy Award nominations for Business News.
Further, she is a recipient of 2010's Gracie Award for Outstanding Host-News and 2009's Gerald Loeb Award nomination for a CNBC Special Report: 'Is Your Money Safe? The Fall of Lehman Brothers.'
Not just respect and recognition, Lee's journalism career has also helped her amass an impressive estimated net worth of $5 million.
Her Married Life
Lee is a married woman, and she manages a beautiful family with her husband and twins.
However, the 46-year-old anchor is very private about her personal life, keeping details about her husband and kids out of the limelight. But according to Distractify, her husband's name is Ben Kallo.
For those who have asked- I’ve been kinda busy with these little ones the past few months. I’ll be back on â¦@PowerLunchâ© and â¦@CNBCFastMoneyâ© next month! pic.twitter.com/g1Pp2GvAj6 — Melissa Lee (@MelissaLeeCNBC) March 25, 2020
On March 25, 2020, the Power Lunch anchor even took to her Twitter to share a picture of her little ones, stating to her fans that she had been busy with her kids.
Presently, the family of five resides in New York City.
Lee Possesses Mixed Chinese-American Ethnicity
The CNBC's Fast Money anchor was born on November 4, 1974, in Great Neck, New York. She possesses mixed Chinese-American ethnicity.
Her grandfather, who belonged to Chinese roots, emigrated to New York along with his wife and children. Later, Lee's father married an American native and welcomed her into their family.
"I went to Chinese school on the weekends, but my parents really wanted my sister, brother, and me to assimilate, which was common at the time," Lee reflected on her childhood and Chinese roots with the Asia Society in May 2015. "The downside of this: my Chinese is virtually non-existent."