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Bartiromo is having trouble booking executives

January 22, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business is getting rebuffed by some in corporate America as she prepares for an upcoming stint as a Fox News opinion anchor, according to seven people who work in major financial institutions and financial-communications executives, reports Claire Atkinson and Sean Czarnicki of Business Insider.

Atkinson and Czarnicki report, “Bartiromo, who anchors ‘Mornings with Maria,’ on Fox Business, among other shows, is about to get a tryout on a new opinion hour on Fox News at 7 p.m. The new show is said to focus on economics and policy, according to an insider.

“She and her team have been making calls to sources to help book guests on the show, but several of these business executives say there is too much risk involved in appearing on air with her. Former Wall Street executives who used to be a layup for her have turned her down, they said.

“‘She’s having trouble getting CEOs,’ one person familiar with the situation said.”

Read more here. Fox denied that Bartiromo was having any difficulty in lining up interviews.

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