Maria Bartiromo Departing CNBC For Fox Business

Tyler Durden's picture

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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Xibalba's picture

What credibility could she possibly have left.  We used to call girls like that 'Homie Hoppers' or better yet 'Sloppy Seconds'

FL_Conservative's picture

Ugghhh!  How about someone with actual insight for a change.    

dryam's picture

Odd, washed up old hag on Fox. That's not their style.

Harsh, but true.

Chuck Norris's picture

Do the curtains match the drapes?

The Alarmist's picture

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.

DaddyO's picture

Ooolala, LL shivers the DaddyO's timbers...


boogerbently's picture

They're going for ratings.

If they wanted credibility they'd have stolen Santelli.

The Alarmist's picture

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.

OutLookingIn's picture

Nothing but an empty talking head.

anolmec's picture

Lauren Lyster @LaurenLyster

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

The Alarmist's picture

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.

Blano's picture

Yahoo sucks and you never get to see her glorious legs on there.  'Nuf said.

fonestar's picture

It must be heart breaking for all the fake libertarians to watch their ultimate Benny-pumping honey walking on out the door.

My condolences.

prains's picture

you must cut yourself?

FL_Conservative's picture

dryam, I used to say that Fox had all the best looking females on their shows, but this will certainly bring down the average.

dryam's picture

If she has a penis do you still include her in the calculations?

SilverIsKing's picture

What does he mean by females?

Phat Stax's picture

Hell no.  Good one though...

Dixie Rect's picture

meh. Foxx will buy her some fun bags, she'll start showing some cleave, no one will care....

Phat Stax's picture

Didn't some dude do her in a private jet?  Pretty sure...

aVileRat's picture

More than one guy did her on the citi jet to Doha & Davos on more than one season.

NotApplicable's picture

I can't imagine why anyone would want to hire her.

CClarity's picture

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. 

EscapeKey's picture

She's really, really good at towing the line.

The Alarmist's picture

I've always wondered if that is "toeing the line" or "towing the line."  Either way, she spouts the party line.

DavidC's picture

It's toeing the line.


in4mayshun's picture

As in your "toes" near the line...

jon dough's picture



She may not "tow" the line but she really knows how to pull a train...

johngaltfla's picture

I can't imagine why anyone would want to hire her.


Per a certain oracle of BFE, she swallows.

in4mayshun's picture

Hey John,
We're gonna have to work something out....

myshadow's picture

she's dumb enough for fox.

myshadow's picture

she's dumb enough for fox.

Charles Nelson Reilly's picture

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.

max2205's picture

Fox has bigger chairs which might fit her gigantic ass

Rossalgondamer's picture

The smartest move would be PLAYBOY.

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




Blano's picture

The centerfold isn't wide enough.

krispkritter's picture

She is too, but that's because she has a ball sack in her mouth and that's not a microphone she's stroking...

johnconnor's picture

she will keep sucking Jamie Diamond cock no matter where...

Freddie's picture

TV and Hollywood is for mega retards who like being brainwashed and enjoy supporting Obama with their viewership.

johngaltfla's picture

The hell with Kernan. FBN needs to offer a Brinks truck to Santelli!

Eireann go Brach's picture

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!



fonzannoon's picture

Bartiroma leaves shit for poop.