Maria Bartiromo will kick off her new hour-long Fox News show, "Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo," this Sunday at 10 a.m. EST.
The veteran business journalist worked for CNBC for more than 20 years before leaving for Fox News last November
. She is also a global markets editor on Fox Business, where she anchors her own daily show "Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo," that airs at 11 a.m. EST and focuses on the markets.
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Bartiromo's new program will "focus on the intersection of commerce and news events, offering viewers in-depth analysis on recent developments in the economy," Fox News said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times
On the show, Bartiromo will interview high-profile business leaders and newsmakers to provide viewers with an inside perspective on how to better prepare themselves financially for the future, with a particular focus on investment, according to FoxNews.com
"Maria’s renowned expertise covering financial markets, job forecasts and the economy has helped define her as one of the finest business journalists in the industry and I am confident she will bring even greater value to FOX News Channel’s weekend programming," Fox News' Executive Vice President of News Michael Clemente said.
The show will be sandwiched between "Fox & Friends Weekend" and Howard Kurtz's "MediaBuzz," which examines the media's coverage of news and events over the past week. "Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo" will be replacing "America's News HQ Weekend."
Prior to making the move to Fox News
, the 46-year-old native New Yorker was the host and managing editor of CNBC show "On the Money with Maria Bartiromo," as well as anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell" show, from which she would frequently broadcast live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. She was also known for her high-profile interviews of business leaders from around the world.
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Among Bartiromo's many journalism accolades is a 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting, a 2008 Gracie Award for Outstanding Documentary, and being the first journalist in 2011 to be inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame.
Aside from her business prowess, Bartiromo is also known for her good looks. She was nicknamed the "money honey" by famed punk rocker Joey Ramone who wrote a song about her.
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