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Bartiromo: Good looks only get you so far

September 16, 2006

CNB’s Maria Bartiromo was in Pittsburgh earlier this week to speak to the Pennsylvania Governor’s Conference for Women and she spoke to Post-Gazette reporter Joyce Gannon about her career and about being in New York on Sept. 11.

Maria BartiromoGannon wrote, “With a growing numbers of viewers and readers worldwide, she doesn’t mind being identified as the new face of business news.

“But it’s taken more than her sophisticated and stylish appearance to get her there, she said.

“‘Being a woman and attractive could get you to a certain spot. But it won’t keep you in the game because business news viewers are so savvy,” she said.

“‘Being a woman has been an advantage because frankly, some people would rather have lunch with me than another guy in a suit. But it can be a disadvantage. When I was the first reporter live on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, it was male dominated and that mentality had been in place for 100 years. It hurt me.'”

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