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FT: Bartiromo one of 50 faces that shaped the decade

December 29, 2009

The Financial Times has named CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo as one of the 50 faces who has shaped the first decade of the 21st century.

The FT writes, “When the dotcom bust struck, few would have bet that the day traders’ ‘Money Honey” would emerge unscathed as a serious commentator on the market machinations that marked the decades’ end.

“Maria Bartiromo, the anchor of CNBC’s ‘Closing Bell,’ has made the transition from breathless market rundowns from the New York Stock Exchange to the inner circle of the business elite from Wall Street to Davos. Along the way, she has become a measure of the popularisation of financial news.”

Others on the list include former United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair, former President George W. Bush and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.  CEOs such as Lakshimi Mittal, Indra Nooyi and Jeff Bezos were on the list for business.  In the economics section, Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke and Nouriel Roubini were also on the list.

Lulu Chiang, a senior producer at CNBC who works closely with Bartiromo, writes on her blog: “I have been Maria Bartiromo’s producer over the past five years, alongside her during the biggest interviews of our careers.  It has been a privilege to cover these stories day in and day out.  I look forward to sharing more of our stories with you next year on air and in our blog.  We hope to bring you even better work in the next ten years.”

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