Melissa Francis is the co-anchor of "The Call ." Previously, she was the energy reporter for CNBC, covering issues surrounding energy including oil and gasoline pricing, supply-and-demand and the large corporations behind these issues. Francis is based at the network’s global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
Before joining CNBC, Francis served as a correspondent for CNET where she covered finance, technology and consumer products. During her tenure at CNET, she frequently provided reports for CNBC.
Previously, Francis worked as a weekend morning anchor and general assignment reporter for WFSB-TV (CBS) in Hartford, Conn. Prior, she served as a general assignment reporter at News 12, Edison, N.J.; WLNE-TV (ABC), Providence, R.I.; and WMUR-TV (ABC) in Manchester, N.H.
Francis has also served as producer for WCSH-TV (NBC) in Portland, Maine and researcher for the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour.
Francis earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Harvard University where she also served as executive editor of the Harvard College Economist Magazine.
With OPEC expected to increase production for the first time in years, the "Fast Money" traders reveal how they're trading the news.
With oil-producing countries in turmoil and crude gushing to triple digits, OPEC finds itself after 50 years at a critical crossroads. The group produces 40% of the world’s oil, but unrest and revolution in member countries has compromised output.
It's not like we didn't already know the banks were opposed to forgiving principal on troubled loans, even though they claim they are doing a little of that now. But today CNBC's Melissa Francis got an earful from JPMorgan Chase's Charlie Scharf, CEO of Retail Financial Services.
Crude oil prices surge past $100 a barrel, the natural gas market sputters and the dollar sinks.