Melissa Francis - Famous Actor

Melissa Francis Net Worth


Melissa Francis is an American actress and television journalist with a net worth of $8 million. She began her career as a child actor before transitioning into a successful news correspondent and anchor at Fox Business Network. Despite leaving Fox amid a salary dispute, Melissa received a substantial financial settlement.

Key facts:

  • Melissa Francis began her acting career at a young age, appearing in commercials and television films as a child.
  • She is best known for her role as Cassandra Cooper Ingalls on the television series 'Little House on the Prairie'.
  • After her acting career, Melissa pursued a successful career in television news, working as a correspondent for CNBC and later joining Fox Business Network.
  • During her time at Fox, she hosted multiple television series, including 'Money with Melissa Francis' and 'Outnumbered'.
  • Melissa Francis was involved in a highly publicized salary dispute with Fox, which eventually led to her departure from the network.
  • In 2022, she was awarded a $15 million settlement from Fox.
  • Melissa is also a published author, with two books to her name: 'Diary of a Stage Mother's Daughter: A Memoir' and 'Lessons from the Prairie'.

Basic Information About Melissa Francis

CategoryBusiness β€Ί Wall Street
ProfessionsActor, TV Journalist
Net worth$8,000,000
Date of birth1972-12-12 (51 years old)
Place of birthLos Angeles
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseWray Thorn - (29 MayΒ 1999 - present)Β (3 children)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Melissa Francis win?


Golden Globe

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Melissa Francis awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Young Artist Award - Best Young Actress Starring in a Television Special or Mini-SeriesNomineeCBS Schoolbreak Special1986
Young Artist Award - Best Young Actress - Guest in a Television SeriesNomineeHotel1986

Melissa Francis roles

Movie / Series Role
The DictatorLocal News Reporter
Wall Street: Money Never SleepsSelf (uncredited)
Little House on the PrairieCassandra Cooper Ingalls / ... 21 episodes, 1981-1982
St. ElsewhereCynthia 1 episode, 1986
ALFMiss Williams 1 episode, 1989
A Year in the LifeEunice 1 episode, 1988
CBS Schoolbreak SpecialTina 1 episode, 1985

Interesting Facts about Melissa Francis

  1. Graduated from Harvard University, class of 1995, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. She was also the executive editor of the Harvard College Economist Magazine and captain of the Harvard Polo Team.
  2. Younger sister of Tiffany Ann Francis [1968-2002].
  3. Co-anchor on CNBC. Previously, she was the energy reporter for CNBC.
  4. Before she joined CNBC she served as a correspondent for CNET, where she covered finance, technology and consumer products. Frequently provided reports for CNBC.
  5. Previously worked as a weekend morning anchor and general assignment reporter for WFSB-TV (CBS) in Hartford, CT.
  6. Her husband, Wray Thorn, is an asset manager.
  7. Worked as a waitress during college and was a NBC News intern twice before graduating.
  8. Mother of two boys: first son, Thompson Thorn, was born in 2007 and second son, Greyson Thorn (Greyson Alexander Thorn), was born on April 26, 2010; daughter Gemma Thorn.
  9. Fan of economist Milton Friedman.
  10. Grew up in the San Fernando Valley in California.
  11. Was emancipated from her mother at age 15.
  12. Daughter-in-law of Martha Thorn, who is a real estate broker.
  13. Her favorite economics professor at Harvard University was Martin Feldstein.
  14. Growing up in California, she is a life-long San Francisco 49ers fan and her husband, Wray Thorn, being a Tampa native, is a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan.
  15. Was a Brownie and a Girl Scout.
  16. As of May 2004 was working as a general assignment reporter for CNBC as Melissa Francis.
  17. As of January 2012, joined Fox Business Network as an anchor/reporter and hosts Money with Melissa Francis (2012).
  18. As of 2016, was the lead weekday anchor of the Fox News program America's News Headquarters (2008).

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