Melissa Francis


Melissa Francis is the co-host of "Outnumbered" (weekdays noon-1:00pm ET) on FOX News Channel alongside Harris Faulkner and is the co-host of "After The Bell" (weekdays at 4:00pm ET) on FOX Business Network with Connell McShane. 

Prior to joining FBN in 2012, 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.

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