Bartiromo & Burnett: “Treated Like Princesses”?

By Alissa Krinsky 

Is there dissension among the on-air women ranks at CNBC? So claims the New York Post, which says the “endless fawning over ‘Money Honey’ Maria Bartiromo and her younger, fast-rising rival Erin Burnett has the network’s lesser-known finance femmes on the warpath.”

Other women reporters, the paper says, “have complained to CNBC suits that while they get zip, Bartiromo and Burnett are treated like princesses – with massive promotion, regular gigs on the ‘Today’ show and ‘NBC Nightly News,’ perks such as limos and gushing quotes from network brass in newspaper articles.”

A CNBC spokesman tells TVNewser says he stands by the quote he gave the paper about any supposed resentment: “That’s insane. It sounds like the jealousy is coming from outside the building.”