A number of Fox News viewers are wondering where Melissa Francis from Outnumbered is.
The Fox News political show is fronted by four female panelists and a guest male co-host, also known as #OneLuckyGuy.
Outnumbered features regular presenters Melissa Francis and Harris Faulkner as they discuss the top daily headlines from different angles and perspectives.
However, Melissa Francis hasn’t been on the Fox News programme for some time. Where has she been? Why is she not on Outnumbered?
Who is Melissa Francis?
Melissa Francis, 47, is a journalist and presenter at Fox News.
Born and bred in Los Angeles, she studied BA in Economics at Harvard University.
Before her journalism career, Melissa was an actress and she appeared in a number of commercials and television shows.
She has worked as a reporter at CNBC and CNET before joining Fox News in January 2012.
Melissa currently co-hosts After The Bell weekday afternoons with Connell MacShane and is a regular panelist on Outnumbered.
Where has Melissa Francis been?
Many viewers at home have noticed that Melissa hasn’t been on Outnumbered for weeks. She was made a regular in 2018 after appearing as a guest panelist for years.
According to Melissa’s official bio on Fox News, she still serves as a co-anchor on the political show.
Therefore, we can assume that her absence is temporary as there would have been a statement from Melissa or Fox News if she left the programme.
Some viewers have speculated that her absence might to do with interrupting Fox News contributor and former US speaker Newt Gingrich in an episode in September.
Newt was talking about George Soros when Melissa interrupted him and said: “I’m not sure we need to bring George Soros into this.”
However, Melissa hasn’t addressed those speculations or her absence at the time of writing.
Fans react on Twitter
The Fox News anchor has been receiving a lot of messages from her followers who wonder when they can see her back on Outnumbered.
Many people have shared their reactions on Twitter as well.
One person commented: “I miss @MelissaAFrancis on Outnumbered! Where is she?”
Someone else asked: “@MelissaAFrancis when will you be back on the show?”