Maria Bartiromo is the anchor of CNBC’s "Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo" (M-F, 3-5 p.m. ET), and host and managing editor of the nationally syndicated "Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo," which was also recently rated the most watched financial news program in America.
“The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo” is a nationally syndicated business, financial and economic news program, distributed by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. The half-hour weekly newscast appears on over 200 stations each week and provides the clarity, depth and insight of The Wall Street Journal in a television magazine format.
In 1995, Bartiromo became the first journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a daily basis where she covered breaking news for the network's unscripted and fast-paced business morning program, "Squawk Box."
Bartiromo joined CNBC in 1993 after five years as a producer and assignment editor with CNN Business News. She has anchored the television coverage of New York City’s world famous Columbus Day Parade since 1995. In 2004, Bartiromo was honored with The Union League of Philadelphia’s prestigious Lincoln Statue Award, for significant contributions to the United States of America. In 1996, Bartiromo was nominated for a CableACE Award for her three-part series on the Internet and its implications for investors. In 1997, she received the Coalition of Italo-American Associations' Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award. In 2002, Bartiromo was nominated for a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism for her piece on the widows of September 11. In May 2008, Bartiromo received a Gracie Award in the category of Outstanding Documentary for her documentary “Greenspan: Power, Money & the American Dream.” She was also awarded a 2008 News and Documentary Emmy for her “Bailout Talks Collapse” coverage. In December 2009, Bartiromo was featured in the Financial Times as one of the “50 Who Shaped the Decade.”
She has written monthly columns for Individual Investor, Ticker and Reader’s Digest magazines and she has been published in the Financial Times, Newsweek, Town and Country, Registered Rep and the New York Post. HarperCollins published her book, "Use the News: How to Separate the Noise from the Investment Nuggets and Make Money in Any Economy" in June 2001. The book was on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.
In addition to being a member of the Board of Trustees of New York University, Bartiromo is on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York; as well as PENCIL, Public Education Needs Civic Involvement and Leadership, which is a non-profit group focusing on improving New York high schools. She is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. She is also a member of The Council on Foreign Relations and the Board of Governors of the Columbus Citizens Foundation.
Bartiromo graduated from New York University, where she majored in journalism and minored in economics.