Maria Bartiromo

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Maria Bartiromo
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Bartiromo moderating a session at the World Economic Forum in 2007
BornMaria Sara Bartiromo
(1967-09-11) September 11, 1967 (age 51)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma materNew York University
OccupationJournalist, columnist, news anchor
EmployerFox Entertainment Group
Jonathan Steinberg (m. 1999)

Maria Sara Bartiromo[1] (born September 11, 1967) is an American television conservative opinion host,[2] magazine columnist, and author. She is host of Mornings with Maria and Maria Bartiromo's Wall Street (the direct successor to the original Wall Street Week on PBS, renamed in early 2018). Bartiromo is global markets editor at Fox Business Network as well as the host of Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo on Fox News. She hosts Fox Business Global Power Players segments.

She worked at CNN for five years before joining CNBC television where she worked for 20 years. In 2013, she joined Fox Business Network and Fox News.[3] 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.[2]

Early life[edit]

Bartiromo was born to Italian-American parents Vincent and Josephine Bartiromo,[4] and grew up in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn in New York City.[5][6]

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.[7]


Maria Bartiromo at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos in 2008

Before joining CNBC in 1993, Bartiromo spent 5 years as a producer and assignment editor with CNN Business News.[8] 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.[citation needed]

Bartiromo was the anchor and managing editor of the CNBC business interview show On the Money with Maria Bartiromo.[7] Since 2007, she has hosted 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.[9]

Peter Löscher, President and CEO of Siemens, with Maria Bartiromo, the television journalist, at the FT CNBC Davos Nightcap, 26 January 2012

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.[8][10]

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.[11][12]

Bartiromo has anchored the television coverage of New York City's Columbus Day parade since 1995 and was the Grand Marshal in 2010.[13] 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 New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller lists. Her other books are 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.[14] Bartiromo signed a new five-year contract with her then employer, CNBC, in late 2008.[15]

Bartiromo also writes a Monthly column for USA Today called "One-On-One".[9]

Fox News and Fox Business[edit]

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."[16] According to the Drudge Report, her deal with Fox Business calls for her to anchor a daily market hours program and to have a role on Fox News as well.[17]

In May 2018, Bartiromo said that Barack Obama "politicized all of his agencies" in an effort "to take down Donald Trump."[18] In July 2018, it was announced that her FBN broadcast, Mornings with Maria, beat CNBC's Squawk Box in the ratings for second quarter 2018.[19]


Bartiromo's awards include: Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award, presented by the Coalition of Italo-American Associations, 1997;[14] Lincoln Statue Award, presented by the Union League of Philadelphia, 2004;[14] Gracie Award, for Outstanding Documentary, in 2008;[7][20] Emmy Award, for Outstanding Coverage of A Breaking News Story in 2008;[7][21] Emmy Award, for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting, in 2009;[7][22] Financial Times 50 People Who Shaped the Decade in 2009;[7][23] Cable Hall of Fame, the first journalist to be inducted, in 2011.[7][24] On 14 February 2017, Bartiromo was listed by UK-based company Richtopia at number 2 in the list of 250 Most Influential Business Journalists.[25][26]

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 album Don't Worry About Me released posthumously in 2002.[27]

Personal life[edit]

In 1999, Bartiromo married Jonathan Steinberg, chief executive officer of WisdomTree Investments, and son of financier Saul Steinberg.[28][29]


  1. ^ "16 Years In The Life Of Maria Bartiromo". Business Insider. Retrieved September 3, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Pham, Tiffany. "How She Did It: Maria Bartiromo On Building A Career As A Broadcast Journalist And Entrepreneur". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-11-14.
  3. ^ "Maria Bartiromo Leaving CNBC For FBN". November 18, 2013. Retrieved November 18, 2013.
  4. ^ Style Editor (June 13, 1999). "Weddings; Jonathan Steinberg, Maria Bartiromo". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Heilpern, John (September 2010). "It's the Money, Honey". Vanity Fair. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "Maria Bartiromo". CNBC TV Profiles. CNBC. Retrieved March 17, 2011.
  8. ^ a b Brady, James (April 17, 2005). "In Step With: Mario Bartiromo". Parade. Archived from the original on October 17, 2006. Retrieved March 17, 2011.
  9. ^ a b Strauss, Robert (April 24, 2001). "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. p. F1.
  10. ^ Wilner, Richard (March 28, 2010). "Maria is no longer sweet on 'Honey'". New York Post. Retrieved March 19, 2011.
  11. ^ McLaughlin, Tim (January 29, 2007). "CNBC 'Money Honey' looks to sweeten her pocketbook". Reuters. Retrieved October 20, 2007.
  12. ^ "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.
  13. ^ "The Annual Columbus Day Parade on Fifth Avenue, New York City". New York: Columbus Citizens Foundation. October 11, 2010. Retrieved March 17, 2011.
  14. ^ a b c "Maria Bartiromo Profile". CNBC. Archived from the original on October 16, 2012. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
  15. ^ "Exclusive: Maria Bartiromo Contract Details Confirmed", Vanity Fair, July 29, 2009.
  16. ^ "Maria Bartiromo Leaving CNBC For FBN". Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  17. ^ "Maria Bartiromo Reportedly Leaving CNBC for Fox Business Network". November 18, 2013. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
  18. ^ Balluck, Kyle (2018-05-21). "Fox's Bartiromo: DOJ, FBI, IRS, CIA 'were all involved in trying to take down Donald Trump'". TheHill. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  19. ^ Maglio, Tony. Maria Bartiromo’s Fox Business Show Tops CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ in Viewers for First Quarter Ever, The Wrap, July 3, 2018.
  20. ^ "2008 Gracie Awards Winners" (PDF). Alliance for Women in Media. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 27, 2012. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
  21. ^ "30th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards Winners" (PDF). National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. October 5, 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 15, 2010. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
  22. ^ "31st Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards Winners" (PDF). National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. October 14, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 22, 2010. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
  23. ^ "Fifty faces that shaped the decade" (Flash Video). Financial Times. December 28, 2009. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
  24. ^ "Maria Bartiromo" (Flash Video). Cable Hall of Fame. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
  25. ^ "10 Most Influential Business Journos You Need To Follow". Benzinga. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  26. ^ "Business Journalists Top 250: From James Altucher to Maria Bartiromo, These Are the Most Influential Biz Journalists in the World". Richtopia. Retrieved 16 February 2017.
  27. ^ Teather, David (July 14, 2006). "Maria Bartiromo: Money honey who stirred Ramone's hormones". The Guardian. London. Retrieved January 20, 2011.
  28. ^ "Weddings; Jonathan Steinberg, Maria Bartiromo". The New York Times. June 13, 1999.
  29. ^ Moyer, Liz (June 13, 2006). "A Tree of Wisdom". Forbes.

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