Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo
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|Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||2 Hours|
|Original network||Fox Business Network|
|Original release||February 24, 2014 – May 29, 2015|
Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo was a financial television show that aired for two full hours, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET on Fox Business Network. Hosted by Fox Business Global Markets editor and Fox News anchor, Maria Bartiromo, the show, which covered the first 90 minutes of the trading day, debuted February 24, 2014, replacing the final 20 minutes of Imus in the Morning (which itself was truncated from 200 minutes to 180 minutes) and moved Varney & Company (which itself expanded from 1 hour 20 minutes to the full 2 hours) down from the 9:20 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET time slot to the 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET time slot.
Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo should not be confused with The Opening Bell on Fox Business, which was Fox Business Network's earlier incarnation of the pre-market financial program hosted by Alexis Glick (and later by Connell McShane) that aired from December 2007 to January 2010.
On May 29, 2015, Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo was cancelled in tandem with Imus in the Morning, which ended its 5-1/2 year run on FBN on the same day. On June 1, 2015, Imus in the Morning was replaced with Bartiromo's new 3-hour morning show, Mornings with Maria. As a result, Varney & Company was moved up to the 9:00 a.m. ET time slot and expanded to 3 hours, from 9:00 a.m. to noon ET.