The graduate of Harvard University and the winner of Young Artist Awards for Best Young Actress in a Family Film Made for Television, Melissa Francis is a former child actress from the United States. She is now popular as a TV journalist and an anchor.
Melissa Francis' early life and education
A combination of talent and beauty, Melissa Francis was born as Vini Melissa Ann Francis in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. She is an American and is of white ethnicity. She was freed from her mother when she was just 15.
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Melissa grew up together with her elder sister, Tifanny Ann Francis, who was a commercial actor. Unfortunately, the beautiful lady died back in 2002.
After her high school, Francis joined the Harvard University with a major in Economics. While she was there, she also served as the captain of the Harvard Polo Team.
During that time, she also worked at The Harvard College Economist magazine as an executive editor. She graduated from there in 1995.
Melissa Francis' career
When she was just six months, Melissa Francis appeared in the TV commercials of a Johnson & Johnson shampoo. Half a decade later, she starred in the TV movie The Ghost of Flight 401.
Melissa Francis got her rise to fame after she began starring in the role of Cassandra Cooper Ingalls in the movie Little House on the Prairie. She was a cast of the movie alongside actors like Melissa Sue Anderson and Jonathan Gilbert.
As a journalist, she began working at WFSB-TV (CBS) as a weekend morning anchor and general assignment reporter. She also worked at CNET as a correspondent. In May 2004, she joined CNBC as a general assignment reporter. From 2012, she began working at Fox Business Network as a financial news reporter and anchor.
Melissa Francis' personal life
In 1997, Francis got married to the love of her life, Wray Thorn. Wray Thorn is a normal man. As a married couple, they are parents to two children. Apart from that, she is also the mother of a surrogate child.
Besides her marriage to her husband, she is not involved in any kind of extra affairs, and he is her only husband and boyfriend. There is no sign of them getting divorced.
Melissa Francis' net worth
Francis generates her fortune as a writer, actress, and television personality. As of 2018, her net worth is considered to be $5 million. She makes in the neighborhood of $400 thousand annually form her TV shows.
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