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Bartiromo avoids the tough questions

February 21, 2007

San Antonio Express-News business columnist David Hendricks covered Maria Bartiromo’s speech Tuesday at Trinity University and came away disappointed that she didn’t want to answer any of the tough questions that she’s famous for asking.

San Antonio Express-NewsHendricks wrote, “Known for asking the tough questions on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, she avoided taking any herself at Trinity University’s sold-out Policy Maker Breakfast. She hasn’t answered media questions since the Citigroup ethical issue came to light.

Perhaps that’s why Bartiromo skipped the breakfast series’ traditional post-speech news conference. When it came to taking questions from the San Antonio business community that flocks to Trinity’s popular speaker series, she selected questions written on cards instead of answering queries directly from the floor.

“Curiously, it was difficult to know from her speech Tuesday who employs Bartiromo: I don’t remember her mentioning CNBC even once. She was busy instead dropping the names of the people she has interviewed, from President Bush to Bill and Melinda Gates and the heads of high-powered private equity firms.”

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