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Melissa Francis

Fox Business Network & Fox News Channel
Television Anchor & Host
Melissa Francis is an anchor & host on the Fox BusinessNetwork & Fox News Channel, and a regular contributor onfinancial, economic, and political issues on shows such as TheFive, Outnumbered, Happening Now, The O’Reilly Factor andAmerica’s Newsroom, among others.Melissa is also an inspirational speaker and author, first of herbest-selling memoir, Diary of Stage Mother’s Daughter, whichchronicles her life growing up as a Hollywood actress, and ofLessons from the Prairie, The Surprising Secrets to Happiness,Success, and (Sometimes Just) Survival I Learned on America’sFavorite Show, which will hit bookshelves this spring.As an actress, she appeared in numerous motion pictures,television series, and more than a hundred televisioncommercials, and is best known for her role as MichaelLandon’s daughter, Cassandra Cooper Ingalls, on Little Houseon the Prairie. As an author, she’s received praise from TheWashington Post, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, PeopleMagazine, The New York Post, Kirkus Reviews, and Publisher’sWeekly.Prior to her role at FOX, Melissa spent nine years at CNBC,where she anchored Power Lunch, The Call, and On the Money,and made regular contributions to The Today Show, NBC NightlyNews, and Weekend Today. She was also the co-host of It’s TheEconomy on MSNBC with Contessa Brewer. As a journalistshe’s interviewed leading CEO’s and political figures fromaround the world, and spent time focusing on energy markets,covering more than a dozen OPEC meetings, from Venezuela tothe Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Melissa was the first televisionjournalist to report live from the floor of the New YorkMercantile Exchange.Melissa grew up in Los Angeles, and earned an honors degree inEconomics from Harvard University. She now lives inManhattan with her husband and three children.