Melissa Francis joined FOX Business Network (FBN) as an anchor in January 2012. She is the host of "MONEY with Melissa Francis" (5 PM/ET & 12 AM/ET), a program that breaks down the day's top stories and how they impact the American taxpayer.
Prior to joining FBN, Francis served as an anchor at CNBC, where she co- anchored "Power Lunch" and "The Call." When Francis joined CNBC in 2003, she was the first reporter to broadcast live from the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange, providing hourly reports for the network and distinguishing herself as the foremost expert on commodities.
Before joining CNBC, Francis was a correspondent for CNET's broadcast unit, where she covered finance, technology and consumer products. Prior to CNET, Francis was a reporter for News 12 New Jersey, and anchored for many New England television stations in Hartford, Manchester, and Providence. She also served as producer for WCSH-TV NBC Portland and researcher for the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour.
Francis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Harvard University.
Wed Jun 19, 2013
Former CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin on the impact of immigration reform on the economy, jobs and government spending.
Ben & Jerry’s co-founder Ben Cohen on efforts to get money out of politics.
Harvard Economics Professor Jeff Miron on the Federal Reserve.
Medical Weight loss specialist Dr. Sue DeCotiis on the American Medical Assocation’s new classification of obesity.
Rep. John Mica, (R-Fla.), on IRS plans to pay bonuses to union employees.
Tue Jun 18, 2013
FNC contributor Monica Crowley and FBN’s Dennis Kneale on a family of four who faced a hefty charge for their ride on a pedicab.
Turkel Brands Executive Creative Director Bruce Turkel on the teens rescued by helicopter while one was wearing an Under Armour t-shirt.
Former Federal Prosecutor Doug Burns on 7-Eleven franchise owners who allegedly paid their illegal immigrant employees for a fraction of the hours they worked.
Former NSA Deputy Training Director Col. Cedric Leighton on the NSA scandal.
Capitalistpig.com’s Jonathan Hoenig and Financial Insyghts President Peter Atwater on whether excessive spending is a sign of a downturn in the markets.
FBN's Melissa Francis breaks down afternoon market news.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Firehouse Subs CEO Don Fox on the company’s expansion plans and hiring.
Wall Street Journal’s ‘Heard on the Street’ Columnist Spencer Jakab on Lululemon chairman’s stock sale days before the CEO’s departure.
FNC legal analyst Arthur Aidala on efforts in New York City to stop the sale of counterfeit goods.
Freedom Watch founder Larry Klayman on the two lawsuits against the government and companies involved in the NSA’s surveillance programs.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, (R-Mass.), on concerns over government employees getting consulting jobs on the side.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer on Detroit’s effort to avoid bankruptcy.
Marketing and PR consultant Cheryl Shuman on marketers’ efforts to get pot product placements in movies and television shows.
American Islamic Forum for Democracy’s Dr. Zuhdi Jasser and FNC Mideast expert Walid Phares on the crisis in Syria.
Former IRS Commissioner Mark Everson on the IRS scandal.
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