Fox News Re-Signs Maria Bartiromo to a Multi-Year Deal

By A.J. Katz 

Maria Bartiromo remarked in an L.A. Times piece back in April that with her five-year contract coming up, she would like to remain at Fox News.

“I love it here,” she said.

It appears she’s getting her wish.

Fox News Media, as it is now being called, has announced that it has re-signed anchor and global markets editor Maria Bartiromo to a new multiyear deal, extending her tenure with FBN and Fox News.

“Maria Bartiromo has been a pioneer in business journalism for 30 years,” Fox News Media chief executive officer Suzanne Scott said in a statement. “As the first journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, she has been a change agent throughout her entire career. Her exceptional insights and incredible work ethic have been of tremendous value to Fox Business and Fox News and we’re thrilled to have her continue anchoring each of her stellar programs for many more years to come.”

“Fox News and Fox Business have afforded me the opportunity to grow as a journalist and stretch myself in ways I’ve never imagined,” Bartiromo added. “I am so grateful for the opportunity and look forward to many more incredible years ahead.”

After spending 20 years at CNBC, Bartiromo signed a multi-year deal with Fox in Jan. 2014. Her first official day at the network was  Feb. 1, 2014.

She currently anchors two shows on FBN (which recently named a new president), including the network’s morning/pre-market show Mornings with Maria, and Maria Bartiromo’s Wall Street, which aired Fridays at 9 p.m. ET. For Fox News, she hosts Sunday Morning Futures in the 10 a.m. ET hour.

In November 2015, Bartiromo co-moderated Fox Business Network’s first-ever Republican presidential primary debate with FNC and FBN managing editor, svp and anchor Neil Cavuto. According to Nielsen, the debate delivered 13.5 million total viewers and 3.7 million in the 25-54 demo, representing the largest audience in FBN’s history. In January 2016, Bartiromo reprised her co-moderator role, delivering 11 million total viewers with 3 million in the key 25-54 demo, making it the second highest-rated program in network history, per Nielsen.

Named one of the “30 Most Impactful TV Newsers of the Past 15 Years,” earlier this year, Bartiromo has also led the network’s coverage of major industry conferences including the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Cannes Lions Awards, and the Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference.

In 1995, she became the first TV journalist to report live from the floor of the NYSE and was the first female journo to be inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2011.

Additionally, Bartiromo will host Artificial Intelligence: The Coming Revolution, an hour-long investigative documentary airing on Fox News, Sunday at 8 p.m. ET. The special highlights highlighting the future of AI and its impact on business. The special will include interviews with top business leaders utilizing AI, including IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, Ford CEO James Hackett, Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman, among others.