Fox’s Maria Bartiromo Follows Everyone From Matt Damon to Matt Drudge on Twitter

She’s a big Google Plus user, too


Who Maria Bartiromo

Claim to fame: Global markets editor, Fox Business Network; host of Opening Bell With Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business (weekdays at 9 a.m. ET) and Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo on Fox News (Sundays at 10 a.m. ET)

Base New York

What’s the first information you consume in the morning?

It varies. Usually I’ll check the performance of the international markets. Then I’ll look online and through Wall Street research reports to figure out what is setting the tone for the markets that day.

How do you get your news?

TV, major newspapers—I read The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Post, Financial Times—and I also get news online, on my iPad and phone, from magazines and by calling sources.

Tell us about your social media habits. What are your go-to platforms?

I use Twitter, Google Plus and Facebook. I’m on Instagram but haven’t posted enough of my pictures. I have been an avid photographer for a long time and have taken some great pictures from all over the world, but I tend to save them and look at them myself rather than posting them online.

Who do you follow on Twitter?

Everyone from my friends to Matt Drudge and Matt Damon to Potus.

What’s your favorite app?

I like Sonos and Pandora for music, an app called Vivino for wine, lots of news apps, healthy recipe apps, and wellness apps, like Strava, which tracks my miles when I’m biking.

What’s your must-have gadget?

My iPhone because it has all of my data on it, including my camera and my Rolodex. But I also have a BlackBerry, which I still love. And I like my Jawbone bracelet that helps me track my exercise and my sleep.

What TV shows do you watch?

I got into the World Series of Little League, actually. It was absolutely great. I’m also looking forward to the new season of Boardwalk Empire. And I love musicals—I am going to get tickets to the Carole King musical as well.

What’s on your reading list?

I am reading Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel. It’s a great synopsis of how to build a company and why some companies like Google and Apple have figured out how to grow and differentiate themselves from the norm. Peter Thiel has started up and invested in so many companies, so hearing his vision is a great education. And it’s an easy read. I also just got the new Henry Kissinger book World Order which is much bigger and will take me a while to get through.

How about magazines?

I read The Economist, InStyle and Foreign Affairs.

Do you prefer to read in print or digitally?

I still read magazines and books in print, but I tend to look at news digitally. It’s faster and easier.

How do you wind down before bed?

I take a bath. I exercise a lot so I’m always tired.