An interview with Maria Bartiromo
David Teather of the Guardian newspaper in London recently interviewed CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo and wrote about the experience in the paper.
Teather wrote that Bartiromo has uncommon access as a business journalist and is one of the few with the power to move markets.
He wrote, “I meet her after she finishes a stint as a guest on the morning show of the European CNBC channel, from offices close to St Paul’s. She has come to London to attend a Google conference and interview the chief executive, Eric Schmidt. I have a cold and ponder whether or not I should offer to shake her hand – by experience Americans tend toward the germophobic and she could have been, well, a little starry. I err on the side of caution but probably need not have worried. By the end I am convinced she would have been perfectly happy to risk a dose of the sniffles.
“It is easy to see how Bartiromo, 38, wins over her interviewees and perhaps prompts the likes of Bernanke into indiscretions. She is charming and attentive, her voice softer than her TV persona’s. She bats away the inevitable money honey question with good grace. ‘I’m happy to have gotten noticed,’ she says. ‘Everybody asks me as if it’s like this thing I am supposed to get so upset about but I think it’s terrific frankly. It’s just something the tabloids came up with. No one really calls me that. I mean ‘hello money honey’? Of course not.'”
Read more here.