Bartiromo in 2013
Maria Sara Bartiromo
September 11, 1967
|Alma mater||New York University|
|Occupation||Journalist, columnist, news anchor|
|Employer||Fox Entertainment Group|
Jonathan Steinberg (m. 1999)
Maria Sara Bartiromo (born September 11, 1967) is an American television journalist, 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, where she has garnered controversy for her pro-Trump advocacy. 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. 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.
Bartiromo was born to Italian-American parents Vincent and Josephine Bartiromo, and grew up in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn in New York City. Her father was the owner of the Rex Manor restaurant in Brooklyn and her mother worked as the hostess seating guests. Her mother also worked as a clerk at an off-track betting parlor.
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. While studying at NYU she worked an internship at CNN.
After her internship, starting in 1988, Bartiromo spent 5 years as an executive producer and assignment editor with CNN Business News. Her supervisor at CNN was Lou Dobbs, who is now a colleague at Fox Business News. While working at CNN her goal was to be in front of the camera. She put together an audition tape to apply for an on-screen job at CNBC. In 1993, 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 became the first journalist to deliver live TV reports from the floor of New York Stock Exchange.
Bartiromo was the anchor and managing editor of the CNBC business interview show On the Money with Maria Bartiromo. 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 following 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.
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 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, 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.
In May 2018, Bartiromo said that Barack Obama "politicized all of his agencies" in an effort "to take down Donald Trump." 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.
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.
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.
In 1999, Bartiromo married Jonathan Steinberg, chief executive officer of WisdomTree Investments, and son of financier Saul Steinberg. They live in Southampton, New York in a beach house in the hamlet of Westhampton.
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