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Maria Bartiromo: What Went Wrong at CNBC,
and Why the ‘Money Honey’ Moved to Fox

Daily Beast, by Lloyd Grove

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Posted By:FlyRight, 3/29/2014 9:43:10 AM

Famous as the ´Money Honey,´ Maria Bartiromo is about to begin a Sunday morning show on the Fox News Channel—but not before firing a ringing broadside at her former CNBC bosses. The “Money Honey” may have moved across the street--from CNBC to Fox--but she’s still the same hyper-competitive, no-nonsense, Brooklyn-born business enthusiast that viewers have come to know as Maria Bartiromo.“I’m not changing,” the 46-year-old financial news luminary told me on Thursday as she rode back from a sit-down with Ken Frazier, the chairman and CEO of the Merck pharmaceutical empire in the wilds of northern New Jersey. “I’ve always

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/29/2014 10:08:07 AM     (No. 9789449)

I don´t even care what Maria says,I just like looking at her. Reminds me of Sophia Loren.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mitzi, 3/29/2014 10:10:22 AM     (No. 9789454)

I mean, you turn on CNBC today and you see, like, six boxes all the time, and every conversation is a debate to bring heat. I was frustrated that I was forced to have all these people on the air at once, and then you only give the segment six minutes--so everybody gets, like, 30 seconds…That was what people wanted in the ‘90s, but today I really do feel that audiences want something different.”

That´s the sort of thing that made me turn off all the news channels - never to be turned on again.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Fleetusa, 3/29/2014 10:46:57 AM     (No. 9789502)

I´ve been listening to her 9am FBC on XM radio. Gr8 guests and insights

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Reply 4 - Posted by: shamus, 3/29/2014 10:51:59 AM     (No. 9789508)

It´s not clear to me why she was popular aside from her personality. I never got any real value from her show.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: OregonTrail, 3/29/2014 11:55:12 AM     (No. 9789574)

Hate to tell you Maria, but your morning show is boring. I´m not alone in this observation and makes me wonder how long Roger is going to put up with it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: controlfreak, 3/29/2014 12:43:10 PM     (No. 9789629)

Um, I mean, like, I wonder if Maria and Caroline Kennedy are, like, friends.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 3/29/2014 8:15:07 PM     (No. 9790072)

Highly overrated and most likely, overpaid.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 3/29/2014 10:27:33 PM     (No. 9790145)

I find her speaking voice annoying (she sounds like she has a mouth full of marbles), and she doesn´t seem to do anything that isn´t available on a dozen other business shows.

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