Maria Bartiromo (Author/TV Journalist)
Maria Bartiromo (born September 11, 1967) is an American author and television journalist. She is a native of New York and attended New York University.
She worked at CNN for five years before joining CNBC television where she became the co-host of the Closing Bell program as well as the host and managing editor for the Wall Street Journal Report.
She is credited as being the first reporter to broadcast live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange daily.
She has been a guest on various television shows and the recipient of several journalism awards. In addition Bartiromo is a magazine columnist and author of two books: Use the News: How to Separate the Noise from the Investment Nuggets and Make Money in Any Economy and The 10 Laws of Enduring Success.
Bartiromo grew up in the Bay Ridge section of southern Brooklyn. As a teenager, she worked in the coat check room of her parents' Italian restaurant where her father was the chef. In this clip, she explains a few financial basics:
Bartiromo attended Fontbonne Hall Academy, an all girls Roman Catholic high school in Bay Ridge and graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and a minor in economics.
Before joining CNBC in 1993, Bartiromo was a producer and assignment editor with CNN Business News for five years.
Bartiromo replaced analyst Roy Blumberg when she began reporting live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. During her time with CNBC she has hosted the Market Watch segment from 10:00 to noon ET and been a regular contributor to the Squawk Box segment. Bartiromo was nicknamed the Money Honey during the boom years of the stock market in the late 1990s due to her striking looks. She also received the nickname "Econo Babe".
Bartiromo is the anchor and co-producer of CNBC's Wall Street Journal Report which features interviews with financial experts, entertainers, athletes, and politicians. Since 2007 Bartiromo has been the host of the TV show The Business of Innovation. In the past she has hosted several other programs including Closing Bell (2002–present), 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, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Caroline Rhea Show, McEnroe, and The Colbert Report, as well as guest-hosting on Live with Regis and Kelly.
In January 2007, Bartiromo filed trademark applications to use the term "Money Honey" as a brand name for a line of childrens products including toys, puzzles and coloring books.
Bartiromo is the author of two books: Use the News: How to Separate the Noise from the Investment Nuggets and Make Money in Any Economy and The 10 Laws of Enduring Success.
She has received several awards including the Union League of Philadelphia's Lincoln Statue Award (2004) and the Coalition of Italian-American Associations' Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award (1997) and was nominated in 2002 for a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism for her series on the widows of September 11.
Bartiromo was the Grand Marshall for the 2010 New York City Columbus Day Parade.
She appeared as herself in the film Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
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