Melissa Francis
former child actress, television business news anchor and journalist
Melissa Francis
Melissa Ann Francis is an American television journalist for the Fox Business Network. She is also a former child actress.
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Melissa Francis shares her 'Lessons from the Prairie'
Fox News - about 2 months
Melissa Francis on her new book
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Trump cutting off Cuba bad for US business?
Fox News - 3 months
FBN's Melissa Francis on Trump-Cuba
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Trevor Noah Has A Question For Fox News Host Who Questioned Obama's Tears
Huffington Post - about 1 year
"Daily Show" host Trevor Noah didn't hold back his disgust after conservative pundits accused President Barack Obama of faking his tears during his address on gun violence Tuesday. Like any other rational person, Noah empathized with the president's show of raw emotion as he remembered the 20 children killed in 2012 by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  "See that thing you’re feeling right now? That pain in your chest," Noah said after airing the clip of Obama on his show Wednesday night. "That comes from watching someone weep on national television, because he knows that society can do better than to file the shooting of children under ‘shit happens.’ That feeling is how you know that you are human.” Some conservatives, however, were outraged by the president's behavior. Numerous commentators on Fox News, like Melissa Francis and Meghan McCain, said they were infuriated that Obama didn't cry publicly after the recent San Bernardino and Paris attacks.  ...
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OTR for Wednesday December 30 is now over…what did you think of tonight’s show? Thank to Melissa Francis for filling in for me!
Fox News - about 1 year
The post OTR for Wednesday December 30 is now over…what did you think of tonight’s show? Thank to Melissa Francis for filling in for me! appeared first on Gretawire.
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Three Steps to Online Branding Success for Authors
Huffington Post - over 1 year
When I talk to my friends who are agents and publishers, they all say they give authors advice and documents that walk them through the online marketing opportunities and timelines. The bigger publishers even have author portals with lots of important and useful information. I wonder then, why do so many authors I speak with say "why didn't someone tell me that." I speak and work to promote authors online and almost all of them feel that their needs are not supported by their publishers. As someone who has worked in-house, I know how hard everyone works and how passionate they are about their books. So I wonder why there is this disconnect? The fact that so many authors feel that they were not given the right advice and direction, makes me think that there is an opportunity for publishers to create an "author branding department." A department where authors (all authors not just the big ones) learn to develop their brands along with writing their book. I know it's a lot of wor ...
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DC Restaurant Serving Free Burgers During Shutdown
Fox Business News - over 3 years
One restaurant owner is offering free burgers to all government workers who can't go to work today due to the partial shutdown. Z-Burger founder Peter Tabibian says the restaurant is serving free burgers to all furloughed government officials in the Washington D.C. area from 11:00-1:00 pm and 5:00-7:00 pm. Non-working federal officials need to show their ID cards, and they get a burger on the house. The company anticipates an average of 5,000 burgers – which translates to $2,500 dollars in potential profits -- total to be given out from all four Z-Burger locations in the city every day while the government is shutdown. "We want to get the Republicans and Democrats … to come over to and iron this thing out," Tabibian told FBN's Melissa Francis. Tabibian is a real-life symbol of the American Dream, as he came to America as a child after escaping from Iran in the back of a trunk. He began his love affair with burgers at a young age, after obtaining a job at Burger King at age fou ...
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FOX AND FRIENDS FREDDY LAUNCH!
Fox News - over 3 years
Hi everyone! Here’s my first official interview with Fox and Friends this morning about my Children’s Book Freddy the Frogcaster: The children that came out were my good luck charms!  My friend Melissa Francis brought her two young sons Greyon and Thompson (Thompson deserves a percentage of the book for his amazing SALES PITCH during the interview) and my [...]
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Melissa Francis: The Truth About Super Women
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
I know most of the people out there right now are giving advice about being all you can be at work, and somehow still keeping the home fires burning. I've spent the last decade and a half as a business journalist, and in that role I've met and interviewed many of the Super Women we've heard about amid the current work life balance discussion that has caught fire online and in the media. So I feel an obligation to tell you the truth. First: Many Super Women Don't Sleep. It's nearly impossible to run a huge business and be a wife and mother and get a good night's sleep. I'm not saying they don't try. Just that, there are only 24 hours in a day. A couple of the Super Women have told me in private conversations that they lay awake at night searching the ceiling stressing about what they haven't accomplished during the day, or yet in their lives. I know, you may reject that as impossible, given their Super achievements, but that's what makes them type-A powerhouses. Too muc ...
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J.P. Morgan’s Changing Business Model
Fox Business News - almost 4 years
FBN’s Melissa Francis on J.P. Morgan’s transition from bank branches to more online and mobile banking.
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Joe Moreno: Guns Do Kill People
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Yesterday, I talked gun control on Fox Business with the uber-talented Melissa Francis. During this discussion she expressed the nonsense and banal phrase; guns don't kill people, people kill people. Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com This junk phrase is a linguistic non sequitur. It placates the simple-minded and is a large part of the reason why people in government have been paralyzed by fear of the great, but fallacious, NRA boogeyman. The Second Amendment exists and it's obviously not going anywhere, despite what the survivalist loonies will have you believe. Currently "the right to bear arms" doesn't include bombs, tanks, grenades or (taken to the logical extreme) nuclear weapons. Does anyone really believe that their AR-15 would prevent a tyrannical government, which spent $680 billion on defense last year, from "getting" you? I'm no proponent of Obama's drone policy, but the mere existence of these weapons is evidence of just how ridiculous these s ...
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Melissa Francis on dealing with crisis
Fox News - over 4 years
FBN host on personal struggle
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FBN's MONEY with Melissa Francis celebrates 100th episode
Monsters and Critics - over 4 years
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2012 Nobel Peace Prize Goes to…the EU?
Fox Business News - over 4 years
Layfield Energy CEO John Layfield and FBN’s Melissa Francis on the European Union winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
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White House urging contractors not to issue layoff notices
Fox News - over 4 years
FBN's Melissa Francis reports
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Discussing the `War on Coal’ on Fox Business
Houston Chronicle - over 4 years
Yesterday, I was on Melissa Francis’ show on Fox Business discussing the “war on the coal,” which dovetailed with a column I wrote in May looking at how coal plant operators were trying to blame the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for their own wrong-way bets on natural gas. Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com
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Fox Business’ Francis to do 2 shows from Houston
Houston Chronicle - over 4 years
Melissa Francis, host of “Money with Melissa Francis” on Fox Business will do two shows this week from Houston, focusing on energy issues. Francis said the strength of Houston’s economy caught her attention. Thanks to job growth in the energy industry and a stable housing market, Houston has fared better than much of the rest  Read More
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Check Out Pictures Of What CNBC Journalists Looked Like Back In The Day
Business Insider - over 4 years
Earlier this week, financial television behemoth CNBC celebrated its 23rd birthday.  After going through old video clips and images to mark the occasion, we were amazed at how much the talent has changed over years.   So we decided to put together a "then and now" of several top financial TV reporters from CNBC, Fox Biz, and Bloomberg TV.  Some of them we found embarrassing hairstyles from the 80s and 90s and others adorable childhood shots.  Some of them really haven't changed all that much.   THEN: Recognize this adorable child actress? It's Melissa Francis as Cassandra Ingalls on the TV show 'Little House On The Prairie.' NOW: Francis, who previously worked as an anchor for CNBC, is on Fox Business these days. THEN: Recognize this guy? It's Bill Griffeth anchoring FNN during the stock market crash of 1987. We love that mustache. See the rest of the story at Business Insider Please follow Clusterstock on Twitter and Facebook.
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Monday’s Highlights: 'The Real Housewives of New York City' on Bravo
LATimes - over 4 years
Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 3 - 9 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 3 - 9 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies   NEWCOMERS ARE WELCOMED on the season premiere of “The Real Housewives of New York City” at 9 p.m. on Bravo. Ramona Singer, left, and Sonja Morgan. SERIES Money With Melissa Francis:  The actress-turned-anchor premieres a new show (5 p.m. Fox Business Network) GTTV Presents: E3 All Access Live:  The Spike and Gametrailers crew highlight the video game industry’s 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo show (7 p.m. Spike). America’s Got Talent:  Auditions continue in Austin, Texas (8 p.m. NBC). Hell’s Kitchen: Chef Gordon Ramsay again puts aspiring restaurateurs through an intense culinary academy in a new season (8 p.m. Fox). Then Ramsay, Joe Bastianich and Graham Elliot are back for a third season of “MasterChef” (9 p.m. Fox). The Secret Life of the American Teenager:  Anne shares news with her famil ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Melissa Francis
    TWENTIES
  • 1995
    Age 22
    Francis graduated from Harvard University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and served as executive editor of The Harvard College Economist magazine.
    More Details Hide Details She was also the captain of the Harvard Polo Team. Melissa started her acting career on television before her first birthday, first appearing in a Johnson & Johnson shampoo commercial at 6 months old. She was best known for her role as Cassandra Cooper Ingalls on Little House on the Prairie, for two seasons. She appeared as one of Michael Landon's children for two seasons during the early 1980s. Other television appearances include two series regular roles: Morningstar/Eveningstar and Joe’s World, and three films including Man, Woman and Child, where she played Paula Beckwith; she appeared in the television series St. Elsewhere in 1986; she also played a role in Family Affair as Cynthia; and also in the 1988 film Bad Dreams, where she played young Cynthia. Melissa appeared in nearly 100 commercials during her acting career. She is supposedly the inspiration for the fictional character Avery Jessup (conceived of and played by Elizabeth Banks) in the show 30 Rock, although Banks herself has denied this.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Born in 1972.
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