Haute 100 New York Update: Maria Bartiromo

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Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100 members who are making headlines. The First Lady of Finance has been keeping busy with several other endeavors including, an appearance in film, a book release and a new column.

Maria Bartiromo

Category: Thinkers

Company: CNBC

Industry: Media

What Makes Her Haute: In 1995, Bartiromo became the first journalist to report live from the New York Stock Exchange. In today’s turbulent market, more people than ever are counting on the anchor of CNBC’s “The Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo” for information. Her nationally syndicated Wall Street Journal Report was recently rated the most watched financial news show in the country.

What Makes Her Haute Now: Maria Bartiromo has been busy, busy, busy! Triple emphasis is needed to express the three major ventures Bartiromo has her hands on these days, besides her regular gig as a CNBC anchor. First, Bartiromo’s position as CNBC anchorwoman is moving to the big screen. She and some of the other CNBC regulars are featured throughout the upcoming film “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” a squeal to the 1987 original. Bartiromo, who plays herself in the film, gets a lot of face time, even interviewing the film’s main character Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas.

For her second venture, Bartiromo has just released her second book this year, “The Weekend That Changed Wall Street,” which recounts the September 2008 Lehman Bros. bankruptcy crisis. In it she gives insider details on previously unreported events that shaped this financial catastrophe.

As if this weren’t enough, she is also set to write a column for USA Today. The column will be set up Q&A style and will cover top business and government issues supplemented by interviews. All this and somehow she still finds the time to get her beauty sleep.

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