CNBC’s Bartiromo looking at other networks

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CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo is exploring moving to another network as her contract expires at the end of this year, reports Claire Atkinson of the New York Post.

Atkinson writes, “Bartiromo, 45, whose hustle and knack for landing exclusive interviews with newsmakers hasn’t been able to stem the steady decline in ratings for CNBC overall and her show in particular, is taking advantage of an open ‘negotiating window’ and has talked to Fox Business Network and CNN, among others, sources said.

“The business TV dynamo reached out and hired mega-talent agency CAA earlier this year. She is working with the agency’s boss, Richard Lovett, considered one of the top TV and Hollywood agents, and Olivia Metzger, a former CNBC talent scout, who heads CAA’s Big Apple office.

“The Brooklyn-born Bartiromo famously was the first woman to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. She has been with CNBC since 1993 and is said to earn between $2 million and $3 million a year.

“A spokeswoman for FBN said: ‘There are no serious discussions going on.’ CNN had no comment. A spokesman for CNBC said: ‘She is under contract with CNBC.’

“Reached Friday as she was flying back from Lake Tahoe, where she reported from the American Century Celebrity Golf Tournament, Bartiromo, in an email, told The Post: ‘I don’t have any comment on anything right now.’”

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