When Maria Bartiromo decided it was time to leave CNBC
Mark Joyella of Forbes.com interviewed Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo, and they discussed when she knew it was time to leave CNBC after 20 years.
Joyella writes, “It was Bartiromo’s belief that there was part of the business news story that even she–widely considered one of the best-informed and hardest-working reporters on television — didn’t fully understand: how policy crafted in Washington was impacting the economy and people’s investments. ‘I’m not afraid to say I didn’t understand policy’s impact. I didn’t.’
“Bartiromo remembers a meeting she had with her boss at CNBC when she advanced the idea of broadening the network’s business coverage to focus on policy. ‘I said to him, look, I really feel that people do not care about this constant focus on the near term. Everything we’re doing is what is the stock market going to do? What are financials going to do? And he told me right then and there, nope, I disagree. We have to speak to the trading desk, that’s who we want to talk to.’
“Bartiromo thought to herself, talk exclusively to the trading desk? “‘Who cares,’ she remembers thinking. ‘I don’t think I do.’ It was in that moment that Bartiromo realized her two decade career at CNBC was coming to an end. ‘This is not where I’m going to flourish. I’m not growing,’ she told me. ‘I said to myself, wow, I think I really do need to leave.'”
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