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Maria Bartiromo Departing CNBC For Fox Business

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Farewell Mareeaah. The Money Honey who epitomized CNBC in its high flying (pardon the pun) years when it was actually a source of useful information, has just marked the nadir of the TV station which in the past five years rebranded itself stock market propaganda central, and whose viewership plunged appropriately to a 20 year low as we recently reported.  As Drudge reports, Bartiromo whose contact is up, is moving to Fox Business.

From Drudge:

DRUDGE has learned that Maria Bartiromo is jumping to FOX BUSINESS NETWORK with an announcement expected sometime soon. Sources close to the situation say there have been ongoing conversations throughout the Fall. The new deal calls for Bartiromo to anchor a daily market hours program on FOX BUSINESS. Insiders say there will be a role on FOXNEWS as well... DEVELOPING...

To be sure, this is hardly a surprise. News of her imminent contract expiration came a few months ago...

CNBC’s No. 1 star, Maria “Money Honey” Bartiromo, with her hefty five-year contract set to expire late this year, is in play and is shopping herself around to rival networks, sources familiar with the situation tell The Post.


Bartiromo, 45, whose hustle and knack for landing exclusive interviews with newsmakers hasn’t been able to stem the steady decline in ratings for CNBC overall and her show in particular, is taking advantage of an open “negotiating window” and has talked to Fox Business Network and CNN, among others, sources said.


The business TV dynamo reached out and hired mega-talent agency CAA earlier this year. She is working with the agency’s boss, Richard Lovett, considered one of the top TV and Hollywood agents, and Olivia Metzger, a former CNBC talent scout, who heads CAA’s Big Apple office.


The Brooklyn-born Bartiromo famously was the first woman to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. She has been with CNBC since 1993 and is said to earn between $2 million and $3 million a year.


A spokeswoman for FBN said: “There are no serious discussions going on.” CNN had no comment. A spokesman for CNBC said: “She is under contract with CNBC.”


Reached Friday as she was flying back from Lake Tahoe, where she reported from the American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament, Bartiromo, in an email, told The Post: “I don’t have any comment on anything right now.”


The intrepid brunette referred further questions to CAA.

... And it appears CNBC decided not to renew. As for FBN, the discussions appear to have been serious.

Our only question: is that other symbol of the old school CNBC, Joe Kernen, set to follow her through the exit door?

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Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:23 | 4167051 Meat Hammer
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I'm speechless.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:33 | 4167102 Xibalba
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What credibility could she possibly have left.  We used to call girls like that 'Homie Hoppers' or better yet 'Sloppy Seconds'

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:35 | 4167108 FL_Conservative
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Ugghhh!  How about someone with actual insight for a change.    

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:38 | 4167124 dryam
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Odd, washed up old hag on Fox. That's not their style.

Harsh, but true.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:42 | 4167147 Chuck Norris
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Do the curtains match the drapes?

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:43 | 4167153 Xibalba
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Ask Citi

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:45 | 4167170 fonzannoon
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Ask the city.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 19:21 | 4167344 The Alarmist
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I was scanning very quickly and I thought for a moment that I had read that CNBC viewership had declined to 20.

Maybe Bartiromo and Cavuto can reprise Hannity and Colmes.  I think Fox would do better going out and searching for the long lost, long legged Lauren Lyster.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 19:28 | 4167380 DaddyO
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Ooolala, LL shivers the DaddyO's timbers...


Mon, 11/18/2013 - 19:31 | 4167400 boogerbently
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They're going for ratings.

If they wanted credibility they'd have stolen Santelli.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 19:46 | 4167452 The Alarmist
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Nah, if they wanted ratings they still should have gone with Rick "Father of the Tea Party" Santelli ... better fit with their demographics all around.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 19:51 | 4167468 OutLookingIn
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Nothing but an empty talking head.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 19:58 | 4167493 anolmec
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Lauren Lyster @LaurenLyster

Starting next week, you can see me as a co-host of the @YahooFinance! Very excited to join the team!!

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 20:14 | 4167558 The Alarmist
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Hate to say it, but Yahoo Finance is at best a tie with RT and a step down from CNBC ... she may as well be in Siberia.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 21:17 | 4167782 Blano
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Yahoo sucks and you never get to see her glorious legs on there.  'Nuf said.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 19:30 | 4167393 fonestar
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It must be heart breaking for all the fake libertarians to watch their ultimate Benny-pumping honey walking on out the door.

My condolences.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 23:48 | 4168359 prains
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you must cut yourself?

Tue, 11/19/2013 - 07:32 | 4168884 Headbanger
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Lauren Lyster voted one of the most sexy women on earth!


Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:46 | 4167173 FL_Conservative
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dryam, I used to say that Fox had all the best looking females on their shows, but this will certainly bring down the average.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:49 | 4167191 dryam
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If she has a penis do you still include her in the calculations?

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 19:09 | 4167286 SilverIsKing
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What does he mean by females?

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 20:04 | 4167516 knukles
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Ask Reggie and his bud

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 20:40 | 4167653 Phat Stax
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Hell no.  Good one though...

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 19:21 | 4167351 Dixie Rect
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meh. Foxx will buy her some fun bags, she'll start showing some cleave, no one will care....

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 19:51 | 4167472 KrugerrandFan
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I'd do her :-)

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 20:41 | 4167657 Phat Stax
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Didn't some dude do her in a private jet?  Pretty sure...

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 21:53 | 4167901 aVileRat
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More than one guy did her on the citi jet to Doha & Davos on more than one season.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:38 | 4167125 NotApplicable
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I can't imagine why anyone would want to hire her.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:50 | 4167196 CClarity
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Agree!  I think she is horrid to listen to, terribly biased, and rarely offers relevent points (which would be okay if she actually reported information rather than dealing in her slant).  All these qualities are perfect for Fox. 

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:53 | 4167206 EscapeKey
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She's really, really good at towing the line.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 19:22 | 4167354 The Alarmist
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I've always wondered if that is "toeing the line" or "towing the line."  Either way, she spouts the party line.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 19:35 | 4167419 DavidC
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It's toeing the line.


Mon, 11/18/2013 - 20:45 | 4167670 in4mayshun
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As in your "toes" near the line...

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 21:37 | 4167836 jon dough
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She may not "tow" the line but she really knows how to pull a train...

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 20:20 | 4167578 johngaltfla
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I can't imagine why anyone would want to hire her.


Per a certain oracle of BFE, she swallows.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 20:47 | 4167675 in4mayshun
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Hey John,
We're gonna have to work something out....

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 21:16 | 4167779 myshadow
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she's dumb enough for fox.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 21:17 | 4167780 myshadow
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she's dumb enough for fox.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 20:33 | 4167625 Nothing but the...
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What a lucky break for CNBC.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:37 | 4167119 Charles Nelson ...
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No, I'll be speechless when she makes a pass at that queen Stu Varney and then realizes on air she's a washed up, saggy tit, old nobody.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 19:32 | 4167403 max2205
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Fox has bigger chairs which might fit her gigantic ass

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 20:27 | 4167601 Rossalgondamer
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The smartest move would be PLAYBOY.

One well-negotiated contract (and airbrushed spread) and she could retire to Malta.




Mon, 11/18/2013 - 21:19 | 4167783 Blano
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The centerfold isn't wide enough.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:42 | 4167150 krispkritter
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She is too, but that's because she has a ball sack in her mouth and that's not a microphone she's stroking...

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:44 | 4167164 johnconnor
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she will keep sucking Jamie Diamond cock no matter where...

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 19:10 | 4167291 Freddie
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TV and Hollywood is for mega retards who like being brainwashed and enjoy supporting Obama with their viewership.

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 19:16 | 4167317 Winston Churchill
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Market top ???

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 20:19 | 4167574 johngaltfla
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The hell with Kernan. FBN needs to offer a Brinks truck to Santelli!

Mon, 11/18/2013 - 20:47 | 4167677 Eireann go Brach
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She has had so much work done recently under the knife, she could barely speak properly and looks like Nancy Pelosi's twin. The nail in the coffin was when CNBC executives caught her tucking her tits into her shoes!

Time for a new younger cunt!



Mon, 11/18/2013 - 18:23 | 4167052 fonzannoon
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Bartiroma leaves shit for poop. 

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