Haute News Brief: Melissa Francis Joins Fox Business Network

Melissa Francis, known as“The Empress of Energy” at CNBC for her coverage of commodities, has joined the Fox Business Network.

At CNBC, Francis co- anchored Power Lunch and The Call and in 2003, she was the first reporter to broadcast live from the floor of New York Mercantile Exchange, providing live hourly reports for the network and distinguishing herself as the foremost expert on commodities.Before joining CNBC, Francis was a correspondent for CNET’s broadcast unit, where she covered finance, technology and consumer products. Prior to CNET, Francis was a reporter for News 12 New Jersey, and anchored for many New England television stations in Hartford, Manchester, and Providence. She also served as producer for WCSH-TV NBC Portland and researcher for the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour.

Click the video to watch Melissa’s debut on Fox Business Network.