Aired every weeknight one hour after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The show originates from the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City. Melissa Lee anchors a discussion among four Wall Street traders. The group discusses various investment strategies, including technical analysis, and debate the merits of each other's arguments for or against a particular stock or sector.
Before hosting "Fast Money" and "Options Action," Lee was a reporter and anchor for CNBC covering investment banking, hedge funds and private equity.
In 2009, Lee reported two one-hour documentaries, "Porn: Business of Pleasure" and "Coca-Cola: The Real Story Behind the Real Thing." In 2008, Lee reported and anchored a one-hour documentary, "Made in China: People's Republic of Profit" from Beijing and Shanghai. She reported extensively for the network on China from the country’s growth to its challenges to the opportunities for U.S. businesses.
Lee also contributes reports to NBC’s "Today" show.
Lee received a 2010 Gracie Award for Outstanding Host-News and a Gerald Loeb Award nomination in 2009 for a CNBC Special Report entitled "Is Your Money Safe? The Fall of Lehman Brothers" in which she co-anchored. Lee has also 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.
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