Tracy Connor of the New York Daily News writes Sunday in a profile of CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo that she has always stood out in a crowd.
Connor wrote, “She’s the ‘Money Honey,’ known as much for her Sophia Loren looks as her financial acumen, and arguably the most recognizable business journalist around. So far, the 39-year-old hasn’t let anyone see her sweat over the innuendo about her relationship with Thomson, and her defenders say the mini-scandal won’t dull her shine.
“Former New York Stock Exchange head Dick Grasso, who let Bartiromo be the first to report live from the trading floor in 1995, remembers the hassling she got in that high-testosterone environment.
“‘She had a tough road to crack and she cracked it by working hard, by learning the business,’ Grasso said. ‘And I don’t think she’s going to wither and go away because there’s some people taking shots at her.'”
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