Maria Bartiromo

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Maria Bartiromo
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Bartiromo moderating a session at the World Economic Forum, January 25, 2007
Born Maria Sara Bartiromo
(1967-09-11) September 11, 1967 (age 48)
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Status Married
Education New York University
Alma mater New York University
Occupation Journalist, columnist, news anchor
Title Fox Business anchor & Fox News Channel anchor
Spouse(s) Jonathan Steinberg (1999–present)

Maria Sara Bartiromo[1] (born September 11, 1967) is an American television journalist, magazine columnist and author of three books. She is host of Mornings with Maria and is Global Markets editor at Fox Business Network[2] as well as the host of Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo on the Fox News Channel.[3] Bartiromo is a native of New York and attended New York University. She worked at CNN for five years before joining CNBC television. On November 18, 2013, it was reported that Bartiromo would join Fox Business Network and Fox News.[4] At CNBC, she was the anchor of the Closing Bell program and the host and managing editor of On the Money with Maria Bartiromo and is credited for becoming the first reporter to broadcast live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.[5] She has appeared on various television shows and been the recipient of various journalism awards including being inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame she also hosts Fox Business Global Power Players segments.

Early life and education[edit]

Bartiromo was born to Italian-American parents, Vincent and Josephine Bartiromo,[6] and grew up in the Dyker Heights section of southern Brooklyn.[7][8]

She attended Fontbonne Hall Academy in Bay Ridge, and later graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in journalism and economics.[9]


Maria Bartiromo at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2008

Before joining CNBC in 1993, Bartiromo spent 5 years as a producer and assignment editor with CNN Business News.[10] She replaced analyst Roy Blumberg at CNBC when she began reporting live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and began hosting and contributing to the Market Watch and Squawk Box segments.

Bartiromo was the anchor and managing editor of the CNBC business interview show On the Money with Maria Bartiromo.[9] Since 2007, Bartiromo has been the host of the TV show The Business of Innovation. She hosted several other programs, including Closing Bell (2002–2013), Market Wrap (1998–2000), and Business Center (1997–1999). Bartiromo has also appeared on the television shows: NBC Universal's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O'Brien, CBS Television Distribution's The Oprah Winfrey Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, Warner Bros. Television's short lived The Caroline Rhea Show, McEnroe, and The Colbert Report, as well as guest-hosting on Live with Regis and Kelly.[11]

Bartiromo was nicknamed the "Money Honey" in the late 1990s due to her striking looks and for being the first woman to report live from the raucous floor of the New York Stock Exchange.[10][12] She also received the nickname "Econo Babe".[13] In January 2007, Bartiromo filed trademark applications to use the term "Money Honey" as a brand name for a line of children's products including toys, puzzles and coloring books to teach kids about money.[14][15] She was the subject of a conflict of interest controversy triggered by questions about her relationship with Todd Thompson, then a senior executive of Citigroup.[16][17][18]

Bartiromo has anchored the television coverage of New York City's Columbus Day parade since 1995 and was the Grand Marshal in 2010.[19] She appeared as herself in the films Risk/Reward, the documentary about the lives of women on Wall Street (2003); the (2009) remake of The Taking of Pelham 123, an action film about armed men who hijack a New York City subway train; the drama film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010); the documentary Inside Job (2010); and the Richard Gere finance thriller, Arbitrage. Bartiromo is the author of three books. Her first book, Use the News: How to Separate the Noise from the Investment Nuggets and Make Money in Any Economy (2001) ISBN 978-0-06-662086-2, appeared on both the The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller lists. Her other books are the The 10 Laws of Enduring Success (2010) ISBN 978-0-307-45253-5 and The Weekend That Changed Wall Street (2011) ISBN 978-1-59184-351-1.[20] Bartiromo signed a new five-year contract with her then employer, CNBC, in late 2008.[21]

Bartiromo also writes a Monthly column for USA Today called "One-On-One".[11]

On November 18, 2013, it was announced that Bartiromo was leaving CNBC to join the Fox Business Network. CNBC issued a statement on her departure from the network: "After 20 years of groundbreaking work at CNBC, Maria Bartiromo will be leaving the company as her contract expires on November 24. Her contributions to CNBC are too numerous to list but we thank her for all of her hard work over the years and wish her the best."[22] According to The Drudge Report, Bartiromo's deal with Fox Business calls for her to anchor a daily market hours program and she will have a role on the Fox News Channel as well.[23]


Bartiromo's awards include: Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award, presented by the Coalition of Italo-American Associations, 1997;[20] Lincoln Statue Award, presented by the Union League of Philadelphia, 2004;[20] Gracie Award, for Outstanding Documentary, in 2008;[9][24] Emmy Award, for Outstanding Coverage of A Breaking News Story in 2008;[9][25] Emmy Award, for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting, in 2009;[9][26] Financial Times 50 People Who Shaped the Decade in 2009;[9][27] Cable Hall of Fame, the first journalist to be inducted, in 2011.[9][28]

Popular culture[edit]

Joey Ramone, of The Ramones, developed a crush on Bartiromo after his band broke up in the late 1990s. He subsequently wrote a song titled "Maria Bartiromo" that appeared on the Don't Worry About Me album released posthumously in 2002.[29]

Personal life[edit]

In 1999, Bartiromo married Jonathan Steinberg, chief executive officer of WisdomTree Investments, and son of financier Saul Steinberg.[30][31]


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  2. ^ "Maria Bartiromo starts at Fox Business Feb. 1". New York Post. January 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ "FOX News Channel to Debut Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo on Sunday, March 30th". March 24, 2014. Retrieved January 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Maria Bartiromo Leaving CNBC For FBN". November 18, 2013. Retrieved November 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Maria Bartiromo Visits The NYSE". NYSE Calendar. NYSE Euronext. August 4, 2010. Retrieved March 17, 2011. 
  6. ^ Style Editor (June 13, 1999). "Weddings; Jonathan Steinberg, Maria Bartiromo". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  7. ^ Johnson, Richard; Froelich, Paula; Hoffmann, Bill; Steindler, Corynne (February 15, 2007). "Risky Kiss with Money Honey". New York Post (News Corporation). Retrieved November 7, 2012. 
  8. ^ Heilpern, John (September 2010). "It’s the Money, Honey". Vanity Fair. Retrieved July 19, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g "Maria Bartiromo". CNBC TV Profiles. CNBC. Retrieved March 17, 2011. 
  10. ^ a b Brady, James (April 17, 2005). "In Step With: Mario Bartiromo". Parade. Retrieved March 17, 2011. 
  11. ^ a b Strauss, Robert (2001-04-24). "As Markets Yo-Yo, CNBC Steadily Rises; Television * The dizzying Dow and nail-biting Nasdaq bring more (and more affluent) viewers to the chart-rich cable network.". Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company). pp. F.1. 
  12. ^ Wilner, Richard (March 28, 2010). "Maria is no longer sweet on 'Honey'". New York Post. Retrieved March 19, 2011. 
  13. ^ Zaslow, Jeffrey (January 25, 1998). "Maria Bartiromo". USA Weekend. Retrieved September 29, 2007. [dead link]
  14. ^ McLaughlin, Tim (January 29, 2007). "CNBC 'Money Honey' looks to sweeten her pocketbook". Reuters. Retrieved October 20, 2007. 
  15. ^ "Trademark Electronic Search System". U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Requires search for term "money honey"; related application numbers returned include 77182178, 77084008, 77084001, 77083997, 77083992, 77083987, 77083986, 77083972, and 77083967. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  16. ^ Jones, Del (January 30, 2007). "CNBC journalist lands in the news spotlight". USA Today. Retrieved October 20, 2007. 
  17. ^ "CNBC defends anchor Maria". Associated Press. January 26, 2007. Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  18. ^ Gimbel, Barney (February 16, 2007). "Why the Bartiromo imbroglio won't go away for Citibank". Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  19. ^ "The Annual Columbus Day Parade on Fifth Avenue, New York City". New York: Columbus Citizens Foundation. October 11, 2010. Retrieved March 17, 2011. 
  20. ^ a b c "Maria Bartiromo Profile". CNBC. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  21. ^ "Exclusive: Maria Bartiromo Contract Details Confirmed". Vanity Fair. July 29, 2009.
  22. ^ "Maria Bartiromo Leaving CNBC For FBN". Retrieved January 14, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Maria Bartiromo Reportedly Leaving CNBC for Fox Business Network". November 18, 2013. Retrieved January 14, 2016. 
  24. ^ "2008 Gracie Awards Winners" (PDF). Alliance for Women in Media. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  25. ^ "30th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards Winners" (PDF). National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. October 5, 2009. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  26. ^ "31st Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards Winners" (PDF). National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. October 14, 2010. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  27. ^ "Fifty faces that shaped the decade" (Flash Video). Financial Times. December 28, 2009. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  28. ^ "Maria Bartiromo" (Flash Video). Cable Hall of Fame. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  29. ^ Teather, David (July 14, 2006). "Maria Bartiromo: Money honey who stirred Ramone's hormones". The Guardian (London). Retrieved January 20, 2011. 
  30. ^ "Weddings; Jonathan Steinberg, Maria Bartiromo". The New York Times. June 13, 1999.
  31. ^ Moyer, Liz (June 13, 2006). "A Tree of Wisdom". Forbes. 

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