If I had to select one person I could interview, my choice would be none other than Maria Bartiromo. My selection is based off of my love of journalism and the fact that I am a CNBC and financial news junkie. I have enjoyed watching her over the years and admired her coverage of 9/11, the housing market crash of 2008, and the physical cliff coverage along with many others. Maria is not only a pioneer for women in the financial journalism industry, but she was also the first correspondent to report from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. When she reports, she asks direct questions because she knows what her viewers want and isn’t scared to hold back the tough ones. The fact that she has lasted this long in an ever evolving industry just shows you the level of knowledge and talent she possesses.
Some specific questions I would ask Maria would be
- How did you get your start in the industry of journalism?
- What made you so interested in finance?
- Who were you top mentors that made you the success you are today?
- What did they teach you that made you this successful?
- What advice do you have for me and many other journalism majors out here just getting into the industry?
- What is your favorite story or moment in your career thus far?
- What are your plans for the future?
- Do you like or dislike your nickname “The Money Honey?”