Melissa Lee Baldino is the current media director of “Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street” and a former executive producer of “America’s Test Kitchen” and “Cook’s Illustrated.”
She is well-known for being the wife of Christopher Kimball, an American editor, publisher, and television personality.
Early Life of Melissa Lee Baldino
Melissa Lee Baldino was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1976. Melissa Lee Baldino will be 45 years old in 2022. She is the daughter of Jim J. Baldino and Rike Fossl Baldino. Baldino was born and raised in Belgium and shares Belgian and mixed ethnicity with her father, who is originally from Portland.
She holds both Belgian and American nationality because she lives in the United States. Jennifer Baldino Cox is her younger sister.
Baldino also lived in London, England, and Paris, France before settling permanently in the United States.
Melissa Lee Baldino attended the Brussels International School. She then relocated to Boston, Massachusetts, where she attended Boston University and earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology.
Baldino’s Professional Career
Melissa Lee Baldino began her career as an executive producer for Cook’s Illustrated. In 2002, she interviewed for the position of executive producer at America’s Test Kitchen, where she met Christopher Kimball, the co-founder of America’s Test Kitchen.
She was turned down during the interview, but Christopher called her again. From 2002 to 2015, she worked as Kimball’s assistant and then as an executive producer.
Melissa Lee Baldino was nominated for four Daytime Emmy Awards while working for America’s Test Kitchen. She and her husband co-founded Kimball’s Milk Street in 2015, where she worked as a Media Director. She has been working there since then.
Married Life of Melissa Lee Baldino
Melissa Lee Baldino discovered love in the midst of her professional career. She never mentioned her previous relationships before meeting Christopher Kimball. Christopher was already in his second marriage and on the verge of divorce when she met him. Furthermore, he already had a son and three daughters.
In 2002, Melissa Baldino and Christopher Kimball met during a job interview. The couple never expected to fall in love with each other; however, both admitted that it came as a surprise to them.
Christopher Kimball’s second wife proposed to him in January 2011, but he divorced her in December 2012. Despite their 25-year age difference, the couple did not let the opinions of others derail their relationship.
On June 30, 2013, the couple married in a small ceremony at Memorial Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts. By 2021, the couple has two children: a son named Oliver born in 2017, and a daughter named Rike born in 2019. They call Cambridge, Massachusetts home.
Net worth of Melissa Lee Baldino
Melissa Lee Baldino’s net worth is estimated to be $500 thousand as of 2021. Her only source of income is her television show.
Christopher Kimball, her husband, has a net worth of $20 million. The couple has lived a luxurious yet simple life.
Height of Melissa Lee Baldino
She is a lovely lady with brown eyes and brown hair. Her hair is usually kept short. She is of average height and has a slim build. She has two beautiful children and has kept her body in good condition despite being a mother.
Melissa Lee Baldino has a social media presence on Facebook and Instagram. She has, however, chosen to keep her Instagram private, with only 296 followers.
On Instagram, she is known as @missybeee. She can be found on Facebook under the name Melissa Baldino.