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Maria Bartiromo To Leave CNBC After 20-Year Stint

Drudge Report suggests reporter known as "Money Honey" is moving to rival Fox Business, but network has made no announcement

Maria Bartiromo, who parlayed appearances on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange into a 20-year career as one of the best-known faces of CNBC, is leaving the NBCUniversal-owned business-news network as of November 24, a spokesman for the outlet said Monday. She is likely to join Fox Business Network, according to a published report.

“After 20 years of ground-breaking work at CNBC, Maria Bartiromo will be leaving the company as her contract expires on Nov. 24,” CNBC spokesman Brian Steel said in a statement via email. “Her contributions to CNBC are too numerous to list, but we thank her for all of her hard work over the years and wish her the best.”

A move to FBN would reunite Bartiromo with Roger Ailes, the cable-news impresario who noticed her talent early on while he was at CNBC.

“I want to thank all the people at CNBC who have been with me on this journey and, of course, the viewers and investors everywhere for making me love every minute of it,” Bartiromo said in a statement.

Bartiromo joined CNBC in 1993 after working five years as a producer, writer and assignment editor with CNN Business News. In 1995, she  became the first journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a daily basis, and her fame increased steadily, so much so that she became known as “Money Honey” as CNBC’s influence among the Wall Street set grew along with a stock-market boom driven by the rise of new so-called dot-com businesses.

The Drudge Report reported earlier that Bartiromo would be joining Fox Business Network, possibly as part of a broader deal that could also have her making appearances on Fox News Channel. The 21st Century Fox-owned unit has not made an announcement.

At present, Bartiromo anchors the network’s “Closing Bell,” which airs between 3 and 5 p.m. weekdays.

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