Maria Sara Bartiromo, a journalist and columnist, was born on September 11, 1967, to Italian American parents. She grew up in the neighborhood of Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, and attended Fontbonne Hall Academy in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
Bartiromo continued her education at New York University, where she graduated with degrees in economics and journalism. She began her career in professional journalism working as an assignment editor and producer for "CNN Business News." She held this position for five years before joining CNBC in 1993, where she remained for 20 years. During her time at CNBC, she anchored such programs as "The Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo" and "The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo," for which she also worked as the managing editor.
Bartiromo has received numerous awards and recognition for her work in the world of business news reporting. In 2008, she won an emmy for her NBC News coverage of the 2007-2008 economic collapse. In addition, her 2009 documentary, "Inside the Mind of Google," earned her a second Emmy award. As of 2015, Maria serves on the Board of Trustees at New York University and writes a regular monthly column for USA Today as well as several other publications.