FOX Business Network Signs Renowned Business Journalist Maria Bartiromo
FOX Business Network (FBN) has signed veteran financial anchor Maria Bartiromo to a multi-year deal, announced Roger Ailes, Chairman and CEO of FOX News. In her new role, Bartiromo will serve as Global Markets Editor, anchoring a daily market hours program for FBN, as well as a Sunday business focused show on FOX News Channel (FNC). She will begin her tenure at FOX Business on February 1st with each program launching before the end of the first quarter.
In making the announcement, Ailes said, "I tapped Maria to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange while at CNBC, and I am delighted to have her join me once again alongside our star lineup at FOX Business."
Most recently, Bartiromo anchored CNBC's top-rated markets program, Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo. In 2004, she took over as anchor of the weekly nationally syndicated show, The Wall Street Journal Report, which was later renamed On the Money with Maria Bartiromo. She joined CNBC in 1993, and made history in 1995 as the first journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a daily basis. Prior to tenure there, Bartiromo served as a producer, writer and assignment editor for CNN Business News.
A recipient of numerous prestigious awards, Bartiromo was the first female journalist to be inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame in 2011. In 2009, the Financial Times named her one of the "50 Faces That Shaped the Decade." She was honored with two News and Documentary Emmy Awards; in 2008 for her NBC Nightly News special, Bailout Talks Collapse, and in 2009 for her Inside the Mind of Google CNBC documentary. She also received a Gracie Award for her CNBC special, Greenspan: Power, Money & the American Dream.