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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 December 1972Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameVini Melissa Ann Francis
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Melissa Francis was born on December 12, 1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Vini Melissa Ann Francis. She is an actress, known for After the Bell (2015), Money with Melissa Francis (2012) and Outnumbered (2014). She has been married to Wray Thorn since 1997. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Wray Thorn (1997 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (20)

Graduated from Harvard University, class of 1995, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. She was also the executive editor of the Harvard College Economist Magazine and captain of the Harvard Polo Team.
Younger sister of a mainly commercial actress, Tiffany Ann Francis [1968-2002].
Co-anchor on CNBC. Previously, she was the energy reporter for CNBC.
Before she joined CNBC, she served as a correspondent for CNET where she covered finance, technology and consumer products. Frequently provided reports for CNBC.
Previously worked as a weekend morning anchor and general assignment reporter for WFSB-TV (CBS) in Hartford, Connecticut.
Gave birth to her second boy, Greyson Alexander Thorn, on April 26, 2010.
Her husband, Wray Thorn, is an asset manager.
Worked as a waitress during college and was a NBC News intern twice before graduating.
Mother of two boys: first son, Thompson Thorn, was born in 2007 and second son, Greyson Alexander Thorn, was born on April 26, 2010.
Fan of economist Milton Friedman.
Friend of Robert Carlock since their Harvard University days.
Grew up in the San Fernando Valley in California.
Was emancipated from her mother at age 15.
Daughter-in-law of Martha Thorn, who is a real estate broker.
Her favorite economics professor at Harvard University was Martin Feldstein.
Growing up in California, she is a life-long San Francisco 49ers fan and her husband, Wray Thorn, being a Tampa native, is a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan.
Was a Brownie and a Girl Scout.
Working as a general assignment reporter for CNBC as Melissa Francis. [May 2004]
New York, New York, has joined Fox Business Network as an anchor/reporter and hosts Money with Melissa Francis (2012). [January 2012]
In 2016, became the lead weekday anchor of the Fox News program, America's News Headquarters (2016).

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