Maria Bartiromo Is Leaving CNBC, Heads To FOX Business NetworkBy: Tobias Roth - November 19, 2013
Maria Bartiromo has been an anchor for CNBC for two decades, covering plenty of news throughout her career, but has recently decided to leave the network. She was one of the first women to become a star on television by reporting on business news.
After earning herself quite a reputation and fame while working for CNBC, Maria Bartiromo is set to begin working on a program with FOX business.
In the program, she will discuss the day’s developments on Wall Street. Her new deal will also include exposure on FOX News, which is of course watched by many more people.
The news of Bariromo’s exit initially broke with a statement from the network, saying “After 20 years of groundbreaking work at CNBC, Maria Bartiromo will be leaving the company as her contract expires on November 24th. 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.”
After the decision to leave, it kind of brings into question something that she said in an interview this year. She had previously stated that leaving CNN would be her biggest career risk. Check it out.
FOX Business has been struggling to establish a profile as a network, and has been struggling with views. The thought is that a high-powered anchor like Maria Bartiromo will be able to change that, since CNBC had more than three times as many viewers in the age group that attracts advertisers just in the past week.
Maria Bartiromo is currently the host of the daytime program “Closing Bell,” and the weekend show “On The Money With Maria Bartiromo.” The well-known anchor joined CNBC in 1993, later becoming the first journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a daily basis.
It has not been said when she will be heading to her new position, but there is no doubt that she will be a big boost for the ratings of the FOX Business network. She has the nickname of “Money Honey” and was even the subject of a song by Joey Ramone, of The Ramones.
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