Bartiromo becomes first female journalist in Cable Hall of Fame

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CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo was inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame on Tuesday, becoming the first female journalist honored.

Inductees are selected each year by an anonymous committee of cable executives based on their leadership, innovation and contributions to the people, communities, organizations and institutions served by cable telecommunications.

Bartiromo is the anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell” and host and managing editor of “The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo,” recently rated the most watched financial news program in America.

Bartiromo joined CNBC in 1993 after five years as a producer and assignment editor with CNN Business News. In 1995, Bartiromo became the first journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a daily basis.

In May 2008, Bartiromo received a Gracie Award in the category of Outstanding Documentary for her documentary “Greenspan: Power, Money & the American Dream.” She was also awarded a 2008 News and Documentary Emmy for her “Bailout Talks Collapse” coverage. In December 2009, Bartiromo was featured in the Financial Times as one of the “50 Faces that Shaped the Decade.”