Bartiromo to start new show named "Money Honey"
Hamptons magazineÂ has a Q&A with CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo in its latest issue in which she talks about business journalism and her career.
Here are some excerpts of the interview with Lesley Bryce:
H: What are the challenges facing financial journalists today? The field must have experienced significant changes in the 14 years since you started out.
MB: I find things today are more exhilarating than theyâ€™ve ever been. Iâ€™m so optimistic about this business and about the economy. I think that when you look at business today, content is king, and what you have going on are these new avenues to distribute that content. While some people say itâ€™s a challenge, I believe itâ€™s a major opportunity. Thereâ€™s a loyalty toward franchises and brands, too; you watch certain things because of the people, because of the franchises youâ€™re comfortable with.
H: You recently trademarked the name â€œMoney Honey.â€? What are your plans for it?
MB: Iâ€™m starting my own small production company, and thatâ€™s the name of a program Iâ€™m creating; itâ€™s going to be one of my first revenue-generating products. But I havenâ€™t launched the company yet, so I donâ€™t really want to say too much about it.
H: Anything else on the horizon?
MB: Iâ€™m loving what Iâ€™m doingâ€”I want to keep doing it. I also think Charlie Rose is terrific and Iâ€™d like to develop a show [with a] longer interview [format]. Iâ€™ll probably do another book, too. And I really want to develop my production company. CNBC has been really great in terms of helping me financially and supporting me, and so Iâ€™m thrilled about that. Iâ€™m a producer at heart, so I like to create things.
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