Global Markets 2011 - Special Report

Melissa Francis

Co-Author of "The Call"

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.