Melissa Lee is a reporter and anchor for CNBC, based at the network's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Lee is also host of CNBC's "Options Action," a new weekly half-hour program that explains the advantages of options trading and demonstrates the strategy using the news of the week.
Lee covers investment banking, hedge funds and private equity. She also reports extensively on China-the country's growth, its challenges and the opportunities for US businesses. In 2008, she reported and anchored a one-hour documentary, "Made in China: People's Republic of Profit" from Beijing and Shanghai.
Lee also contributes reports to NBC's "Today" show.
Lee 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.