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2011 Summit Biography
Maria Bartiromo, Moderator
Anchor of CNBC’s "Closing Bell"
Host/Managing Editor of the nationally syndicated
"Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo"

Maria Bartiromo is the anchor of CNBC’s Closing Bell (M-F, 3-5 p.m. ET), and anchor and managing editor of the nationally syndicated Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, recently rated the most watched financial news program in America. Both programs air globally on the CNBC network.

In 1995, Bartiromo became the first journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a daily basis. She has covered Wall Street for 20 years. Bartiromo joined CNBC in 1993 after five years as a producer, writer and assignment editor with CNN Business News.

Bartiromo has received numerous prestigious awards, including a 2008 News and Documentary Emmy for her Bailout Talks Collapse program broadcast on NBC Nightly News; and a Gracie Award for Greenspan: Power, Money & the American Dream, broadcast on CNBC.

She was nominated for a second Emmy Award for her 2009 documentary, Inside The Mind of Google, which aired on CNBC.

In 2009, the Financial Times named her one of the 50 Who Shaped the Decade. She will be inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2011, for her impact on the cable industry—the first journalist to be inducted. Bartiromo is the author of several books, including The Weekend That Changed Wall Street, published by Portfolio / Penguin, and the The 10 Laws of Enduring Success, published by Random House; both released in 2010.

She has written a weekly column for BusinessWeek and Milano Finanza, as well as monthly columns for Individual Investor, Ticker and Reader’s Digest magazines and she has been published in the Financial Times, Newsweek, Town and Country, Registered Rep and the New York Post.

In addition to being a member of the Board of Trustees of New York University, Bartiromo is on the Board of Directors of the New York Ballet, the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York; as well as PENCIL, Public Education Needs Civic Involvement and Leadership, which is a non-profit group focusing on improving New York high schools. She is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. She is also a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, The Economic Club of New York, and the Board of Governors of the Columbus Citizens Foundation.

Bartiromo graduated from New York University, where she majored in journalism and economics. She will serve as an adjunct professor at NYU Stern School of Business in the fall 2010 semester.

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