Melissa Harris Perry Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Salary, Net Worth MSNBC

Melissa Harris-Perry
Melissa Harris-Perry

Melissa Harris-Perry Biography

Melissa Harris-Perry is a renowned American author, media personality, and political commentator who presently works as an editor at, for The Takeaway as a television host, and at The Nation magazine’s podcast System Check as a co-host. She is also an author, having authored numerous books, including Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, which was released on April 23, 2013. She enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her beautiful girls and husband in her spare time.

Melissa Harris-Perry Age

Melissa Harris-Perry was born in Seattle, Washington, in the United States of America on October 2, 1973. She is 48 years old.

Melissa Harris Height

Melissa stands at a moderate height of 5 ft 5 in /1.65 m tall.

Melissa Harris-Perry Family

Melissa was born to her parents Diana Gray (mother) and William M. Harris Sr., in Chesterfield County, Virginia (father) in Seattle, Washington, but was raised by her loving parents. Her father served as the University of Virginia’s first dean of African-American Affairs.

Her mother worked for a non-profit organization that provided services such as daycare facilities, access to reproductive care for low-income women, and health care for those living in remote areas. She was born in the United States but is of mixed race; her mother is of white ethnicity and her father is of African-American ethnicity.

Melissa Harris-Perry Husband

Melissa is happily married to James Perry, a supportive and caring husband. James is an attorney who currently serves as the CEO of the Winston-Salem Urban League. Since their marriage in 2010, the couple shared a home.

They had their daughter on February 14, 2014, thanks to a gestational carrier. Melissa was formerly married to Dennis Lacewell for six years before their divorce in 2005. When they divorced, they had a daughter named Parker Lacewell.

Melissa Harris Education

Melissa decided to extend her studies after receiving her High School Diploma and enrolled at Wake Forest University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in English. She also holds a Ph.D. in political science from Duke University.

Later in her career, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Meadville Lombard Theological School. She also attended Columbia University’s Union Theological Seminary, where she earned her Master of Divinity in theology.

Melissa Harris-Perry Salary

Melissa earns an annual salary of $92,690.

Melissa Harris-Perry’s Net Worth

Melissa’s approximate net worth is $3 million.

Melissa Harris-Perry Career

She is currently the host of The Nation Magazine’s podcast “System Check with Melissa and Dorian Warren.” As of today, the podcast has aired 11 episodes. Melissa frequently emphasizes that the goal of her program is to diagnose and mend a broken democracy.

Melissa is a part-time novelist who has released three books in addition to her journalism work. Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America (2013), Religion, Race, and the American Presidency (2011), and Barbershops, Bibles, and BET are among these books (2004).

On February 18, 2012, she joined MSNBC as a television host, hosting “Melissa Harris,” a weekend morning show. She was chastised for comments she made on her program about collective parenting.

On December 31, 2013, Melissa formally apologized for making a joke about former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s family, including his adopted Black grandson. Melissa wrote an email to her coworkers on February 26, 2016, after four years of working for the network.

She stated in her email that she will not be hosting her show on MSNBC. Melissa said that her show was seized without her approval or knowledge and that she would not be utilized as a management tool in the future. On February 28, 2016, the network formally confirmed her departure.

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