“I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard.”
“Don't ever, ever, believe anyone who tells you that you can just get by, by doing the easiest thing possible. Because there's always somebody behind you who really wants to do what you're doing. And they're going to work harder than you if you're not working hard.”
“Selling cookies helped me to realize that you needed to have a certain way to communicate with people. You also needed business skills. You knew you needed to sell a certain amount of boxes, so that gave me some business sense.”
Maria Bartiromo (born Maria Sara Bartiromo on September 11, 1967 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television journalist, columnist and author. Maria grew up in the Dyker Heights section of South Brooklyn, graduating from Fontbonne Hall Academy in Bay Ridge before attending New York University. She graduated with a degree in journalism and economics. After working 5 years as a producer and editor with CNN Business News, she joined CNBC in 1993. She began reporting live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, the first ever reporter to do so. She anchored On The Money, and hosted The Business of Innovation. Maria was also the host of programs like Closing Bell, Market Wrap and Business Center, while appearing on Market Watch and Squawk Box. In 2013, Maria announced that after 20 years with the network, she was leaving CNBC to join Fox Business News. In addition to her business reporting, Maria has written three books, two of which have appeared on The New York Times bestseller list. She has played herself in movies The Taking of Pelham 123, Risk/Reward and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
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Maria Bartiromo is best known as a business reporter, the first to reportedly broadcast live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
In 1999, Maria married Jonathan Steinberg, C.E.O. of WisdomTree Investments. She has won an Emmy Award, an Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award and was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame, the first female journalist to be given the honor, in 2011. Joey Ramone of The Ramones wrote a song about her, “Maria Bartiromo,” which was released in 2002.