Maria Bartiromo

Maria Sara Bartiromo is a financial journalist, television personality, news anchor, and author from the United States. On the Fox Business Network, she hosts Mornings with Maria and Maria Bartiromo's Wall Street and Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo on the Fox News Channel.


Maria Sara Bartiromo was born on September 11, 1967, in Brooklyn, New York. The Italian- American couple of Vincent and Josephine Bartiromo welcomed and raised their child, Maria, in the Dyker Heights of Southern Brooklyn. She was a student at Fontbonne Hall Academy and later went to New York University to pursue her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Economics.

In an interview with Parade Magazine, Maria described how it was to grow up in Brooklyn, "I loved it. It was a great neighborhood. I grew up on a street where we had lots of young people playing outside. I would play manhunt and stickball on my block. It was very much a family neighborhood. Brooklyn was great because it felt like it was suburban, but it wasn't. As a young woman, I could go into the city, have fun, and still be 30 minutes from home. It was a middle-class environment where all the neighbors knew each other, and my parents worked my whole life very hard. I always watched them work very hard, and that's why I work so hard. I still go back a lot. I have family there. I'm so grateful to have been raised in Brooklyn."

Broadcasting Career

Maria started her broadcasting career as a producer and assignment editor of CNN Business News. After spending five productive years in CNN, she joined CNBC in 1993 as a host and managing editor of her show, On the Money with Maria Bartiromo. The format of the show involved Maria interview financial figures and analysts.

In 2007, Maria went on to host the show, The Business of Innovation. She was a hit with producers and viewers of CNBC. She was tasked to host various programs such as Closing Bell, Business Centre, and Market Wrap.

After 20 years of working for the CNBC network, Maria left to join the FOX Business Network. CNBC issued a statement of gratitude on her departure, thanking her for the beautiful work with the network.

She talked about how tough it was to leave CNBC in an interview with Parade, "I had the greatest time, and it was a tough decision, but it was a move that I had to make because I was looking at my growth. There's a certain structure there that I feel like audiences are no longer interested in. It's very much short-termism; it's very much about the stock market. I think audiences want something different today. They want longer interviews and feel like they walk away from an interview with understanding. I was ready to take the plunge and try something different. It's been a tremendous change. I love the new environment, and I love my new show."

When she arrived at Fox, they assigned her to be the Global Markets Editor and host of her program, Mornings with Maria, which airs on the FOX Business network, and Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo, which air on the Fox News Channel.


She described to Parade Magazine what her morning show on Fox News would be like, "I feel like every Sunday morning you turn on the TV, and you see all these politicos making the rounds, and they basically buff their talking points — very rarely do you ever see anybody connect the dots. I'm going to bring business people into the conversation to talk about the country's real issues. We're also going to lean into the week ahead. I'm going to help people prepare their business week by giving them a heads-up on some of the events that may dictate their money and their jobs. It will be about the impact on your pocketbook."

Writing Career

Maria is not just an on-air personality, and she has also shared her business analysis expertise through her writings. She is a monthly columnist for One-on-One for the USA Today magazine. She has also authored three books titled Use the News: How to Separate the Noise from the Investments Nuggets and Make Money in Any Economy (2001), The Weekend That Changed the Wall Street (2011), and The 10 Laws of Enduring Success (2010).

Awards and Strokes of Fame

Maria has been a recipient of many awards in the field of journalism. Some of her awards include the Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award (1997), Lincoln Statue Award (2004), Gracie Award (2008), and Emmy Awards (2008, 2009).

Aside from her hosting duties, Maria has also appeared as a guest in several famous television programs like The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The Caroline Rhea Show. She has also served as a guest anchor on programs like Live with Regis and Kelly Show.

Maria is famous for being the first female reporter to cover news, live from the New York Stock Exchange floor. She has anchored the Columbus Day Parade in New York City since 1995.

Since she is quite a famous personality in journalism, Maria has done cameos in a few movies as herself. These films include Risk/Reward (2003), The Taking of Phelam 123(2009), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), and Inside Job (2010).'

Maria is a unique combination of beauty with brains. She has earned nicknames like 'Money Honey' and 'Econo Babe.' Joey Ramone was so amazed by Maria that he even composed Maria Bartiromo in his album, Don't Worry About Me.

Personal Life

Maria married her husband Jonathan Steinberg, CEO of Wisdom Tree Investment, in 1999. Steinberg is the. The couple shares a strong relationship and is deeply attached. They are considered a power couple in the world of finance because of their combined expertise and knowledge.

Last Modified: Aug 20, 2021

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