Maria Sara Bartiromo is a famous American television journalist and a magazine columnist. She is also an author and has written three books. She mainly works with the FOX network, hosting ‘Mornings with Maria’ and ‘Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo’ on the Fox Business Network and the Fox Channel respectively. She is also at Global Market editor at the Fox Business Network, where see also hosts the segment on Business Global Power Players.
Maria started out as an intern at CNN, before she joined CNBC. During her stint at CNBC, she anchored the Closing Bell program and hosted the ‘On the Money with Maria Bartiromo’ show, on which she was also credited as a managing editor. She is also famous for being the first reporter ever, who broadcasted the New York Stock Exchange Floor, live. Bartiramo has received several journalism awards. In November 2013, Bartiramo left CNBC, after 20 years at the network, to join the FOX Network.
Early Life and Education
Born on September 11, 1967 in Brooklyn, New York to Vincent and Josephine Bartiromo, she is the third and the youngest child of her parents. She is of Italian-American Ethnicity. Her father owned an Italian Restaurant called Rex Manor where she worked as a coat girl in her teenage years. As a child she considered different careers ranging from being a nurse, an interior decorator and even a pharmacist, but decided she wanted a career in journalism after stumbling upon it.
Bartiromo grew up in South Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights section and attended the Fontbonne Hall Academy, which was an an all-girls Catholic school. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University with Majors in both Journalism and Economics.
Bartiramo started off an off-camera intern with CNN in 1988. After 5 years at the network, she offered a position at CNBC in August 1993, by Network President Roger Ailes. She got her first big break when she replaced Roy Blumberg in 1995 and was made an analyst and also given the opportunity to report live from the floor of the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange), making her the first person in history to ever report live from the NYSE floor. During the 90’s Bartiramo regularly contributed on the ‘Squawk Box’ and ‘Market Watch’ segments and from 1997-1999, she anchored ‘Business Center’ with Tyler Mathisen, on CNBC’s flagship primetime show. Though she had a prolific career throughout, she gained nation-wide recognition after she was named the original host of ‘Closing Bell’, a news program on CNBC that discussed the ‘end of trading session’ at NYSE. In 2004, Bartiramo replaced Consuelo Mack as the anchor of ‘The Wall Street Journal Report’.
Bartimaro has been felicitated with 2 Emmy Awards, the received the first one in 2008 in the category ‘Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story’ and the second one in 2006 for ‘Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting’.
Bartiramo married Jonathan Steinberg, the CEO of ‘Wisdom Tree Investments’ in 1999. He is the son of New York financier Saul Steinberg. The couple do not have any children.
Bartiramo has also written three books; her first one is called “Use the News: How to Separate the Noise from the Investment Nuggets and Make Money in Any Economy” featured on the The New York Times, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal’s bestseller lists. Her other books are titled ‘The 10 Laws of Enduring Success’, and ‘The Weekend That Changed Wall Street’ which released in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
Maria Bartiromo – Salary and Net Worth
Bartimaro draws an average salary of $3 Million and has an estimated net worth of $22 Million.