She's unquestionably one of the most successful and most recognizable TV personalities -- a journalist, broadcaster and hugely admired fixture in millions of American homes. She's Maria Bartiromo.
Maria Bartiromo was born to Italian-American parents Vincent and Josephine Bartiromo, and was raised in the Dyker Heights area of Brooklyn in New York City. Her father was the owner of the Rex Manor restaurant in Brooklyn and her mother served as the hostess seating guests. Her mother also worked as a clerk at an off-track betting parlor. She says her parents taught her the value of hard work and the power of free enterprise early on. Her mother’s family was from Agrigento, Sicily, and arrived in the U.S. in 1898.[ Her grandfather, Carmine Bartiromo, arrived in New York from Nocera in Campania in 1933 and served in the U.S. armed forces.
Maria Bartiromo joined FOX Business Network (FBN) as Global Markets Editor in January 2014. She is the anchor of on FBN (6-9 AM/ET), which is the number one pre-market business news program in cable, and anchors (10 AM/ET) on FOX News Channel (FNC),which routinely ranks as the highest rated show on Sundays in cable news. In April 2017, Bartiromo was also named the anchor for FBN’s weekly primetime investing program (Fridays at 8 PM/ET).