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Maria Bartiromo is a business news anchor, reporter, and interviewer for CNBC television co-hosting the Closing Bell program from 3 to 5pm weekdays ET and is the host and managing editor for the nationally syndicated Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo program. In 2007, NewsBios.com named her one of the 100 most influential business journalists in the United States.
Bartiromo is also a columnist and writer for several business and general interest magazines and the author of the book Use the News: How to Separate the Noise from the Investment Nuggets and Make Money in Any Economy. She has won awards including the Union League of Philadelphia’s Lincoln Statue Award (2004) and the Coalition of Italian-American Associations' Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award (1997) and was nominated in 2002 for a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism for a series covering the widows of September 11.
Erin Isabelle Burnett is a business news anchor, reporter and interviewer for CNBC television. She is the co-anchor of CNBC's Squawk on the Street program, weekdays from 9-11am EST. She and co-host Mark Haines broadcast from a set overlooking the New York Stock Exchange. In addition to Squawk on the Street, she is the host of CNBC's Street Signs program from 2-3pm EST.
Burnett was born and raised in a small town on the eastern shore of Maryland. She attended St. Andrew's School in Middletown, Delaware, graduating in 1994; her yearbook predicted that "in 20 years..." she would be a "talk show host". Burnett would later attend Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, the same college her two older sisters had attended.  
While at Williams College, she studied political science and economics and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy. As an undergrad, she also exceled in both varsity lacrosse and field hockey, where she earned second-team all conference honors.