Updated: 12/30/2016 02:13 PM | First Published: 12/30/2016 09:39 AM

Melissa Francis: From a little commercial star to Fox journalist

Melissa Francis at age 9

Imagine starting your career before you can even properly spell the word. Well, that was the start of Melissa Francis’ career in the entertainment industry.



She started acting when she was 6 months old, appearing in a Johnson & Johnson shampoo commercial. She appeared in several commercials throughout her early life and landed a main role in Little House on the Prairie when she was 9.

Melissa had decided at a young age that she wanted a career in the financial sector. Her journey began with WFSB-TV (a CBS network affiliate) as the weekend morning anchor and general assignment reporter. She then worked as the reporter for News 12, also anchoring numerous New England television stations. Likewise, she served as the producer for WCSH-TV and researcher for MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour.

She then started working with CNET as a correspondent for finance, technology, and consumer business. She was a financial news reporter and anchor for CNBC where she provided live hourly reports from the New York Mercantile Exchange on trading in crude oil futures contracts.

In early 2012, she became a financial news reporter and anchor for Fox Business Network, where she began hosting Money with Melissa Francis. She currently hosts the show, Outnumbered.

Her ability to make the monotonous financial news a little more interesting has made her a popular face and a distinguished expert on commodities. Melissa has a good sense of humor and is often seen making funny comments. Her net worth and salary have not yet been disclosed by any sources but it is quite predictable that it is quite high after years of hard work.