2008 Excellence Honoree

Maria Bartiromo is the anchor of CNBC’s Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo and host of the nationally syndicated Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo. An award-winning broadcaster, columnist and best-selling author, she has been named one of the most influential business journalists in the United States.

Bartiromo graduated from New York University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in economics. She joined CNBC in 1993 after five years as a producer and assignment editor with CNN Business News.

Two years later, Bartiromo became the first journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. She reported from the NYSE for 10 years on a daily basis, covering breaking news for the unscripted and fast-paced business morning program, Squawk Box.

Bartiromo received a Gracie Award in May 2008 in the category of Outstanding Documentary for Greenspan: Power, Money & the American Dream.

Bartiromo writes a weekly column in BusinessWeek magazine entitled “FaceTime with Maria Bartiromo” and also contributes to a weekly financial column for Milano Finanza newspaper. She has written monthly columns for Individual Investor, Ticker, and Reader’s Digest magazines. She also has been published in Financial Times, Newsweek, Town and Country, Registered Rep and the New York Post.

Her HarperCollins book, Use the News: How to Separate The Noise from the Investment Nuggets and Make Money in Any Economy, was on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

Bartiromo is on the boards of New York University, the New York City Ballet, the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York and PENCIL, a non-profit group focusing on improving New York high schools. In addition, she is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and a member of The Wharton Leadership Advisory board. Proud of her Italian American heritage, she is a member of the Board of Governors of the Columbus Citizens Foundation and has anchored the television coverage of New York City’s Columbus Day Parade since 1995.