TheStreet.com’s Nat Worden wonders if the alleged cat fight between CNBC anchors Maria Bartiromo and Erin Burnett is real, or the result of the impending battle between the business news cable network and new competitor Fox Business Network.
Worden wrote, “Nevertheless, the ultimate coup for the new Fox channel would be to steal Burnett or Bartiromo, who has a contract with CNBC expiring in 2008.
“‘[The Fox Business Network is] a month away from launching and they don’t have anybody that is really compelling to be the face of the network,’ says Bibb. ‘Maria has her own network of relationships and she can get to people where a lot of other reporters cannot.’
“Most of the Internet buzz over Bartiromo and Burnett links back to pieces that have appeared recently in the gossip pages of the News Corp.-owned tabloid the New York Post.”
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