A former child actress Melissa Francis is currently a TV Journalist for Fox Business Network and Fox News. She also occasionally make her appearances as a fill-in host for the FBN’s Cashin’ In program which is the part of network’s The cost of freedom program block. In addition to that, Melissa has received her own FBN show in January of 2012 which is known as MONEY with Melissa Francis and she is presently co-hosting the Fox News’ commentary and talk program called Outnumbered. She stands at height of five feet and six inches.
Melissa is the native of Los Angeles, California, United States. She came into this world on 12th December of the year 1972 which has now made her reach at the age of 43. Her family members also include her sister named as Tiffany who is a commercial actress. Although she is known by the name Melissa Francis, as a child, she was named as Vini Melissa Ann Francis. She went to get her education from the Harvard University and got graduated from there in 1995 with the Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and she has also served as an executive editor of the Harvard college economist magazine. Additionally, she was also a captain of Harvard Polo Team.
At the beginning of her acting career, she started before her first birthday. She first made her appearance in Johnson & Johnson Shampoo commercial when she was just 6 months old. She became well known for her character as Cassandra Cooper Ingalls on the Little House on the Prairie for two seasons. Her other TV appearances include the two series regular roles and three movies which include Man, Woman and Child in which she played the role as Paula Beckwith. Melissa also had appearances in TV series called St. Elsewhere in 1986 and 1988 movie Bad Dreams in which she portrayed the character of young Cynthia. She had appeared in nearly 100 commercials during her career in acting.
It was in January of 2012 when Francis became a financial news reporter as well as an anchor for the Fox Business Network. She is mostly known for wearing same pair of tan heels during her every broadcast. Previous to that, she was financial news reporter and anchor for the CNBC. In addition to that, she was a correspondent for CNET’s Broadcast until where she covered finance, technology and consumer products. Prior to that, she has also authored a book in November 2012 which is titled as Diary of Stage Mother’s Daughter.
Mellisa is married to her husband named Wray Thorn whom she exchanged her vows in 1997. Since then, they are living their blissful and happy married life. She also has two children together with her husband. Both of their children are sons. She gave birth to her first son named Thompson Thorn in 2007 and her second son was later born in 2010 that they have named as Greyson Alexander Thorn. She was also a Brownie and a Girl Scout. She is the fan of economist Milton Friedman. She is of White ethnicity and she belongs to an American nationality. There is no any news found about her salary and net worth. More info related to her bio can be accessed from various sources.