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CNBC's "Money Honeys"

September 23, 2007

Posted by Chris Roush

Columnist David Hinckley of The New York Daily News takes a look at CNBC anchors Maria Bartiromo and Erin Burnett and calls both of them “Money Honeys,” a nickname typically reserved only for Bartiromo.

Maria BartiromoHinckley wrote, “Apparently, nothing turns some men on like the sight of an attractive woman talking about the impact of lowered interest rates on institutional investors.

“That’s the unscientific, somewhat insulting but nonetheless sometimes-heard explanation for attention directed in the last few years toward two women who do just that on cable business channel CNBC: Maria Bartiromo, who co-anchors the daily ‘Closing Bell’ with Dylan Ratigan, and Erin Burnett, who co-anchors ‘Squawk on the Street’ with Mark Haines and solos on ‘Street Signs.’

“The ‘Money Honeys,’ as they are sometimes called. Actually, Bartiromo got the name first, and heard it often enough that at one point she tried to copyright it. But it’s now being used to describe Burnett, too, and while the world of high finance really doesn’t need another nod to its well-known inner sexist, the fact remains that viewer-ship of Burnett’s show, in particular, has been on the increase.”

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