Bartiromo to celebrate 25th anniversary of reporting from NYSE floor
Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo will celebrate the 25th anniversary of her being the first journalist to report from the New York Stock Exchange floor on Tuesday.
Sara Nathan of the New York Post reports, “The Fox Business vet was the first to go to Wall Street to report on TV when she was only 27 in 1995. She was among just a few women on the floor, and told Page Six: ‘I really had to be sharp-elbowed to become respected. A handful of people didn’t want me to be there, and they made it hard for me,’ she said. ‘I remember going home being very upset.’
“She recalled, ‘One guy yelled at me to get out of his way, and another pushed into me. But I made a commitment that I was going to own this job, I wasn’t looking for their approval … I knew my stuff.’
“Bartiromo, who will ring the exchange bell virtually on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of her 25 years in the business, added: ‘It was a Wall Street boys club, and I turned up there, a young woman with a camera, and they had to get used to it. At the end of the day, I’m proud to have had the courage to go down there and face this sea of suits.'”
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