Bartiromo moderating a session at the World Economic Forum in 2007
|Born||Maria Sara Bartiromo
(1967-09-11) September 11, 1967
Brooklyn, New York, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||New York University|
|Occupation||Journalist, columnist, news anchor|
|Employer||Fox Entertainment Group|
|Spouse(s)||Jonathan Steinberg (m. 1999)|
Maria Sara Bartiromo (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 as well as the host of Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo on the Fox News Channel. She also hosts Fox Business Global Power Players segments. Bartiromo is a native of New York City 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. 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. She has appeared on various television shows and been the recipient of various journalism awards including being inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.
Before joining CNBC in 1993, Bartiromo spent 5 years as a producer and assignment editor with CNN Business News. 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. 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.
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. She also received the nickname “Econo Babe”. 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.
Bartiromo has anchored the television coverage of New York City’s Columbus Day parade since 1995 and was the Grand Marshal in 2010. 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 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. Bartiromo signed a new five-year contract with her then employer, CNBC, in late 2008.
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.” 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.
Bartiromo’s awards include: Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award, presented by the Coalition of Italo-American Associations, 1997; Lincoln Statue Award, presented by the Union League of Philadelphia, 2004; Gracie Award, for Outstanding Documentary, in 2008; Emmy Award, for Outstanding Coverage of A Breaking News Story in 2008; Emmy Award, for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting, in 2009; Financial Times 50 People Who Shaped the Decade in 2009; Cable Hall of Fame, the first journalist to be inducted, in 2011. On 14 February 2017, Bartiromo was listed by UK-based company Richtopia at number 2 in the list of 250 Most Influential Business Journalists.
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.