Bartiromo’s kicked off her journalism career joining CNN Business News as an intern. And after five years as a producer and assignment editor at CNN, she joined CNBC in 1993. She was an anchor and managing editor of the CNBC Business show On the Money with Maria Bartiromo.
In her career spanning over 2 decade period, she has hosted several TV shows such as The Business of Innovation, Closing Bell, Market Wrap, and Business Center. As her face closely resembles with Sophia Loren, she is often nicknamed as "Money Honey" & “Econo Babe” by the stock exchange traders.
She is a multiple award-winning journalist, who took home two Emmys: first for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in 2008 & second for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting in 2009 and a Gracie Award for Outstanding Documentary in 2008. Moreover, the versatile woman also holds the record of the first woman to be inducted into Cable Hall of Fame Class in 2011. In 2009, the Financial Times named her one of the "50 Faces That Shaped the Decade".
Maria has interviewed some famous and powerful personalities such as President-elect Donald Trump, Former President of Mexico Vicente Fox, late singer Prince, American Politician Dannel Malloy etc. Maria has been influential with her tough attitude, skilled anchoring, and quick-witted intelligence.
As an appreciation for her productive and influential contribution in the journalism field, she has received Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award in 1997, which was presented by Coalition Of Italo-American Associations. Likewise, she received the Lincoln Statue Award in 2004, which was presented by The Union League Of Philadelphia.
The first journalist to report live from the floor of NYSE, Maria is also a bestselling author. She has ever released three books including Use the News: How to separate the Noise from the Investment Nuggets and Make Money in Any Economy, The 10 Laws of Enduring Success and The Weekend That Changed Wall Street.
The pioneering journalist has also been a part of pop culture known to have cameos in few motion picture films, playing herself in Arbitrage and Wall Street Two. Joey Ramone wrote a song about her entitled Maria Bartiromo in 1999, that is included on his first album.
Currently, she is a host of Mornings with Maria and also serves Global Market editor for Fox Business Network. Reports have it that, while at CNBC, she was receiving a paychecks of $4 million. Currently, her annual salary at FBN is perhaps $2-3 million and net worth is reported to be $22 million.