Vanity Fair couldn’t have asked for better timing with regards to their upcoming feature on CNBC’s (“money honey”) Maria Bartiromo. Of course, Wall Street bailout aside, what would a profile of a smart, attractive woman be if it didn’t include a catfight?!
As for their rivalry…The rumors, both women say, have been a little creepy. “There was a point,” says Burnett, ‘when they were running this stuff semi-regularly, and Maria and I, one of us would pick up the phone and call the other and just be like, ‘Hey, that’s really nasty.’ You can’t deny that makes you feel awkward. Both people are like, ‘Oh my God, oh my God’ you know it’s not true, but you don’t know where it’s coming from.” To be sure, there has been competition between them. “If there weren’t, people would say we weren’t working hard enough,” says Bartiromo.
As for the “fishbowl” remark, sadly for us Bartiromo was actually referring to life after rumors of an affair with Citigroup head Todd Thomson surfaced, but hey, you can never be sure who’s reading you.