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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis

Melissa Francis Biography

Melissa Francis ( born Melissa Ann Francis ) is an American journalist who presently co-anchors FOX Business Networks After the Bell and FOX News Channel’s top-rated ensemble show Outnumbered. In 2012, she joined the network as an anchor.

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In January 2012, Francis became an anchor for Fox Business Network. In 2014, Francis became a recurring co-host of Fox News Channel’s talk and news commentary program, Outnumbered. She also anchored FNC’s Happening Now newscast.

Melissa Francis Career

Melissa began her acting career on television at the age of six months, when she appeared in a Johnson & Johnson shampoo ad. She is also well-known for her two-season portrayal as Cassandra Cooper Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie. She’s also appeared in Joe’s World and Morningstar/Eveningstar on television, as well as the 1986 film St. Elsewhere and the 1988 film Bad Dreams. She’s also acted in three movies, including Man, Woman, and Child, in which she played Paula Beckwith.

During her acting career, she appeared in approximately 100 advertisements. Although Banks has denied this, she is said to be the basis for the fictional character Avery Jessup in the program 30 Rock.

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Melissa joined Fox Business Network as an anchor in January 2012. She joined the Fox News Channel’s Outnumbered chat and news commentary program as a recurring co-host in 2014. She also hosts the Happening Now newscast on FNC. Was the lead weekday anchor of Fox News’ America’s News Headquarters from 2016 until 2017. (2008).

Melissa Francis Age

How old is Melissa? Francis is 49 years old as of 2021. She was born on 12 December 1972 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Melissa Francis Education

She graduated from Harvard University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics.

Melissa Francis Nationality | Ethnicity

What ethnicity is Melissa? she belongs to the white ethnicity/heritage, she was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, United States and she holds American nationality.

Melissa Francis Height

How tall is Melissa? She stands at a height of 5ft 5inches (1.67 m), she weighs a massive 119 lbs (54kgs).

Melissa Francis Family | Parents

she was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, the United States, however, she has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. She has a sister named Tiffany Ann Francis.

Melissa Francis Husband | Married

She is happily married to Wray Thorn. The two married in 1997, and have been blessed with two children; Greyson Alexander Thorn and Thompson Thorn. She is the godmother of Martha Thorn.

Melissa Francis Salary

How much does Francis earn? Francis earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.

Melissa Francis Net Worth

Francis has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through being a journalist.

Melissa Francis Movies And TV Shows


  • 2012 The Dictator as Local News Reporter
  • 2009 Race to Witch Mountain as TV reporter
  • 1988 Bad Dreams as Young Cynthia
  • 1983 Man, Woman, and Child as Paula Beckwith
  • 1979 Scavenger Hunt as Jennifer Motley

Tv Shows

  • 1990 Hardball
  • 1989 ALF as Miss Williams
  • 1988 A Year in the Life as Eunice
  • 1986 St. Elsewhere as Cynthia
  • 1986 Morningstar/Eveningstar as Sarah Bishop
  • 1985 Hotel as Jodi Abbott
  • 1985 CBS Schoolbreak Special as Tina
  • 1984 Something About Amelia as Beth Bennett
  • 1981–82 Little House on the Prairie as Cassandra Cooper Ingalls
  • 1981 Midnight Lace as Cathy, age 11
  • 1981 A Gun in the House as Diana Cates
  • 1980 Mork & Mindy as Little Mindy
  • 1980 Galactica 1980 as Little Girl
  • 1980 When the Whistle Blows as Deenie
  • 1979–80 Joe’s World as Linda Wabash
  • 1979 Champions: A Love Story as Sally
  • 1979 Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love as Thea
  • 1974 The Ghost of Flight 401 as Kid