Melissa Francis currently serves as co-anchor of FOX Business Network’s (FBN) After the Bell (4-5PM/ET) as well as co-anchor on FOX News Channel’s (FNC) top-rated ensemble show Outnumbered (weekdays 12-1PM/ET). She joined the network as an anchor in 2012.
While on Outnumbered, Francis and co-anchor Harris Faulkner discuss the day’s top headlines with rotating panelists, including the signature “One Lucky Guy.” On FBN’s post-market program After the Bell (4-5PM/ET), Francis breaks down the day’s market news alongside co-anchor Connell McShane.
Throughout her tenure at the network, Francis has interviewed some of the financial industry’s biggest names, including JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and Icahn Enterprises Chairman & Founder Carl Icahn.
Prior to joining FBN, Francis was a co-anchor on CNBC’s midday programs Power Lunch and The Call. In 2003, she established herself as one of the foremost experts on energy and commodities, as well as made television history as the first reporter to broadcast live from the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange.
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, and is the author of “Diary of a Stage Mother’s Daughter” and “Lessons from the Prairie: The Surprising Secrets to Happiness, Success, and (Sometimes Just) Survival I Learned on America’s Favorite Show.”