Melissa Lee is the host of CNBC's "Fast Money" (airing Monday-Thursday, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. ET; Friday, 5 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET), which originates from the Nasdaq's MarketSite studio in New York's Times Square. "Fast Money" gives you the information normally reserved for the Wall Street trading floor, enabling you to make decisions that can make you money.
She is also the host of "Options Action," (Friday, 5:30 p.m. ET), a weekly half-hour program that explains the advantages of options trading.
Lee has reported one-hour documentaries for the network, including "Rise of the Machines (2013)," "Code Wars: America's Cyber Threat"(2011), "Coca-Cola: The Real Story Behind the Real Thing" (2009) and "Porn: Business of Pleasure" (2009). In 2008, Lee reported and anchored a one-hour documentary, "Made in China: People's Republic of Profit," from Beijing and Shanghai. She reported extensively for the network on China from the country's growth to its challenges to the opportunities for U.S. businesses.
Lee also contributes reports to NBC's "Today" show.
Lee received a 2010 Gracie Award for Outstanding Host-News and a Gerald Loeb Award nomination in 2009 for a CNBC Special Report: "Is Your Money Safe? The Fall of Lehman Brothers," for which she co-anchored. Lee also has been nominated for two Emmy awards in Business News. In 2007, she was recognized for her report, "The $50M Con," about a college student-turned scammer who ran a fake hedge fund and was ultimately caught by the FBI. And in 2003, she was nominated for her reporting on the proxy voting of mutual funds.
Prior to joining CNBC in 2004, Lee worked for Bloomberg Television and CNN Financial News.
Before her career in television, Lee was a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting. Her cases focused on the banking and credit card sectors.
Lee graduated with honors from Harvard College with a bachelor of arts in government. She also served as Assistant Managing Editor of the Harvard Crimson.
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A closer look at Churchill Downs earnings, including the fact that it makes more money from gaming than it does from racing, with CNBC's Darren Rovell, Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders.
Used car prices surge, and a discussion about how to play falling gas prices, with Steve Cortes, Veracruz, CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders. Also, what the Citi split really means, with Ed Najarian, ISI.
Predicting a euro breakup, with a northern euro and possible southern currencies, particularly in light of the Greek situation, with Dennis Gartman, The Gartman Letter, CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders. Also, what Gartman sees for the dollar and metal commodities.
Oil prices roar back from a rout as the CRB Commodities Index climbs the most it has in 8 weeks. Also, a look at Caterpillar and McDonald's, and how markets in China are faring, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders.
Citigroup shares fell after its reverse stock split, leading options trader Jon Najarian to look at whether reverse stock splits have ever worked.
Is the euro destined to break apart? That was a question for Fast Money traders after Greece's debt woes dragged down the euro, again.