How business journalists joined the NYSE floor 25 years ago
Bob Zito, a former executive vice president of the New York Stock Exchange, writes for ROI-NJ about how business journalists got on the NYSE floor 25 years ago today after a conversation with CNBC’s Jack Reilly.
Zito writes, “The next step was contacting the business networks.
“‘Jack, here’s the deal,’ I said. ‘The Floor and the chairman have agreed to let a reporter broadcast from the floor before trading begins. It’s a pilot program, but I wanted to check and see if you’d be interested.’
“‘When could we start?’ Reilly asked.
“‘Next week?’ I said.
“The next day, Reilly called me back.
“‘Bob, we want to do it,’ he said. ‘But I need to run something past you. The person we’d like to use is a woman. You probably don’t know her. Her name is Maria Bartiromo.’
“I laughed. I knew her well.”
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