The recipient of various journalism awards, Maria Bartimoro is a talented and famous journalist. Bartimoro was born in New York to Italian-American parents ethnicity on September 11, 1967. She is a television journalist but also is the managing editor and host of The Wall Street Journal.
Maria grew up in Souther Brooklyn where she attended Fontbonne Hall Academy. She graduated from New York University with Journalism and Economics Major.
Maria married Jonathan Steinberg in 1999, who is the chief executive officer of WisdomTree Investments and they are living happiely and there is no sign of divorce. Maria is not having children till end of 2013.
Bartimoro currently works for CNBC and has an annual income in between USD 2 million and USD 3 million. She joined CNBC in 1993, before which she worked for CNN as a producer and assignment editor for five years. She is the host of the TV show ‘The Business of Innovation’. She has hosted many TV shows and has appeared in other TV shows as a guest.
Bartimoro is the first woman to have ever reported live from the floor of New York Stock Exchange. She has been hosting the show ‘Closing Bell’ since 2002, she hosted ‘Business Center from 1997-1999 and ‘Market Wrap’ from 1998-2000. Other than these shows, she has been spotted on famous shows such as McEnroe, The Colbert Report, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and NBC Universal’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She has also appeared in films and documentaries Risk/Reward and The Taking of Pelham 123 respectively.
Maria Bartimoro is the author of three books: Use the News: How to Separate the Noise from the Investment Nuggets and Make Money in the Economy, The 10 Laws of Enduring Success and The Weekend That Changed Wall Street.
Bartimoro has been presented with awards like Lincoln Statue Award, Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award, Emmy Award in 2008 and 2009 for Outstanding Coverage of A Breaking News Story and for Outstanding Business and Economics Reporting respectively, the first journalist to be inducted, 50 People Who Shaped the Decade in 2009 and Cable Hall of Fame.
Maria was also famous for her striking looks in the late 1990s and was nicknamed ‘Money Honey’. One of her fans included Joey Ramone of the famous band ‘The Ramones’ who had a crush on her. Joey wrote a song for Maria titled ‘Maria Bartimoro’ in the album ‘Don’t Worry About Me’ in the year 2002.