Katlyn Grasso of Wharton Magazine profiled Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business Network in the latest issue.
Grasso writes, “Maria graduated from New York University in 1989 with degrees in both journalism and economics. Inspired by the urgency of news and the intricacies of business, she realized that business journalism would allow her to share her expertise in a meaningful way by helping people become smarter consumers, business owners, and investors. From beginning her career at CNN to anchoring her first show on CNBC, she attributes her success to her belief that ‘you have to own your content to be seen as a credible source in this field.’
“Reflecting on her early days as a reporter and how aspiring business journalists can prepare for a job in television, Maria explains, ‘I made a commitment to myself that I was going to be the best person for the job so that no one could push me around and question my qualifications. You need something that differentiates you. You need to be passionate and knowledgeable.’
“Her advice is particularly relevant in a culture where technology has altered both the distribution and consumption of news: ‘During my show, I tweet out the most important updates to my viewers. I also rely on their reactions to segments to shape the direction of my shows to better meet their needs.'”
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