CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo jumping to Fox Business Network
CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo will join Fox Business Network as an anchor, Capital New York has confirmed.
Bartiromo was one of CNBC's first breakout stars, becoming a fixture in the financial news world and garnering the nickname "Money Honey" along the way. She marked her 20th anniversary at the channel last month.
It is not yet clear when her FBN show will air, although The Drudge Report, which first reported the news, writes that "it will be during market hours," and will include a role on sister network Fox News.
"After 20 years of groundbreaking work at CNBC, Maria Bartiromo will be leaving the company as her contract expires on November 24th," CNBC said in a statement. "Her contributions to CNBC are too numerous to list but we thank her for all of her hard work over the years and wish her the best."
The deal will reunite Bartiromo with Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, who first hired her at CNBC when he led the channel.
"Closing Bell," Bartiromo's CNBC program, averaged 203,000 total viewers from 4 to 5 p.m. in October. "After The Bell," FBN's show in the same slot, averaged 45,000 viewers in the same month.