CNBC's Melissa Lee Engaged & Married! Talks About Special Time With Furtive Husband
- Date of Birth Nov 04, 1974
- Age 46 Years, 5 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
CNBC’s Melissa Lee got married to a senior research analyst a year ago. They went on a jungle safari for their honeymoon trip. And, returning from the trip, she brought back some surprising memories.
Melissa Lee is a news presenter and reporter popularly known for her work on CNBC. She is the host of CNBC’s Fast Money and Options Action as well as a member of the ensemble cast of network’s Power Lunch. Before CNBC, Lee served for Bloomberg Television and CNN Financial News.
The Pundits Of Wall Street: Melissa, along with Tim Seymour, Brian Kelly, Steve Grasso and Guy Adami discuss surging market rates on CNBC's Fast Money (Published on 23 July 2018)
After receiving graduation with honors from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts in Government in 1995, she shortly served as Assistant Managing Editor of the Harvard Crimson.
Melissa Lee's Stint At CNBC Stems Impressive Net Worth & Salary
Melissa started her journalism career as a reporter of the Green Neck Record.
The remarkable news anchor had her substantial career break in Journalism in 2004 when she joined an American basic cable, internet, and satellite news television channel, CNBC.
She has served as a reporter as well as an anchor in network’s various programs like Closing Bell, Fast Money, Squawk on the Street, Money in Motion: Currency Trading, Options Action, and Power Lunch. She has also received two Emmy Award nominations for Business News.
Not just respect and recognition, her journalism career has also awarded her with an impressive estimated net worth of $5 million. Moreover, Melissa is expected to receive more than an average salary, which ranges between $600k to $690k, including bonus and profit sharing per year.
Melissa Lee's Mini Bio: Childhood, Ethnicity
Melissa, who was born on 4 November 1974 in Great Neck, New York, possesses mixed Chinese-American ethnicity. Her grandfather immigrated from rural China to Buffalo, New York along with his wife and children. Her father moved to Great Neck after graduating from Columbia University.
Growing up, her parents would try their best to make her assimilate into the Chinese culture. In 2015 interview with Asian Society Organisation, reflecting on her childhood, she said:
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. The downside of this: my Chinese is virtually non-existent. The upside: I feel like I can adapt to many different environments and relate to all sorts of people.
Her disconnect with her Chinese heritage would manifest itself in her adulthood as she got engaged - and later, married - to a man outside her race.
Melissa Lee's Elusive Married Life & Equally Dating History
The 47-year-old actress is notoriously private individual as her dating history is as good as non-existent.
As per the registry.theknot.com, Melissa got married to Ben Kallo on 18 August 2017 in New York City. Ben is the senior research analyst in Robert W. Baird and frequently comes online in CNBC News.
Information as to when the pair got engaged is not public knowledge.
They have never appeared publicly together and divulged about their relationship till date, and it made fans more curious about them. However, it was known that he award-winning journalist went on a honeymoon and had returned to New York bringing some surprising memories to share.
Melissa's Married Life Provides Her With Repose From Busy Schedule
Melissa, who travels all around the world filming documentaries, journeyed this time for her honeymoon.
Melissa and her husband went on a jungle safari on their honeymoon. She had a completely different experience when she saw Lions eating other animals. She expressed that she was utterly unplugged and she couldn’t even be connected to Wi-Fi when she wanted to.
She was surprised to see the animals living together and stated that she was more of a city person.