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Maria Bartiromo Signs Off: ‘After 20+ Amazing Years I Will Be Moving on to My Next Chapter’

Maria BartiromoIt was a record finish for Maria Bartiromo at CNBC. On a day the DJIA and S&P 500 hit new heights, Bartiromo said so long to CNBC.

“I won’t give you a long and mushy goodbye especially since I’ve been getting choked up all day,” Bartiromo said at the end of “Closing Bell.” “But I still must extend my love and thank you to many, as this is my last broadcast on CNBC.”

“Thank you to all of the early building blocks, Bob Wright, Tom Rogers, Jack Welch among others. Thank you Mark Hoffman, I wish you and your team success.”

Bartiromo has anchored “Closing Bell” for the last 11 years, but first gained fame as the “Money Honey” while reporting from the floor of the NYSE.

“I have been incredibly privileged to hold this seat the last two decades,” she said. “While I feel like CNBC is one family, my other family is on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.”

Though it hasn’t been officially announced, Bartiromo is moving to Fox Business Network where she will anchor a daily show for FBN as well as a Sunday morning show for Fox News.

Business Insider breaks down the “why” behind Bartiromo’s departure, which was first reported by the Drudge Report on Monday. It came down to three things: money, visibility and opportunity.

Kelly Evans will join Bill Griffeth starting Monday on the 3pm hour of “Closing Bell,” then Evans will go on to anchor the 4pm hour with an ensemble of other CNBC reporters on an interim basis.

Bartiromo’s final “On the Money,” the syndicated show which was known as “Wall Street Journal Report” until CNBC’s deal with WSJ ended, airs this weekend. Becky Quick will take over that show but CNBC will likely work in other hosts as well.

Bartiromo’s full goodbye, after the jump…

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Filling Up and Hunkering Down in Newsrooms

This is no doubt a familiar site in newsrooms across the Northeast. Air mattresses are being filled up as staffers spend the night — or whenver they can catch some sleep — at work as coverage of Hurricane Sandy continues.

CNBC’s Michelle Caruso-Cabrera who is anchoring primetime coverage with Bill Griffeth Tweeted this picture of “Squawk Box” senior producer Robert Contino who’s got his queen size all ready to go at CNBC HQ in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. (Do the production assistants only get twin size?).

This has become somewhat of a tradition for Caruso-Cabrera, who Tweeted the air mattress situation during Hurricane Irene last year.

With Markets Closed, Business Networks Shift to Hurricane Coverage

The three business networks have turned their focus to severe weather coverage today as Hurricane Sandy forced the close of the stock markets. Bloomberg TV, Fox Business and CNBC have all set special coverage plans for today that focus on the economic impact of the storm, expected to make landfall later today.

Bloomberg TV will shift into special Hurricane Sandy coverage at 1pmET, which is when the storm’s intensity is supposed to increase on the East Coast. Stephanie Ruhle and Erik Schatzker anchor the 1pmET hour, Betty Liu anchors the 2pmET hour and Trish Regan and Adam Johnson anchor from 3-6pmET. Meteorologist Bonnie Schneider is handling weather forecasts.

Fox Business broadcast a special report in place of “Imus in the Morning” this morning, anchored by Dagen McDowell and Connell McShane. FBN’s Robert Gray is in Battery Park and Sandra Smith is at the CME throughout the day. Neil Cavuto will host primetime coverage of the storm tonight beginning at 7pmET.

CNBC will have regular programming until 7pmET. The network is replacing “The Kudlow Report” with a live two-hour special report anchored by Bill Griffeth and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

TVNewsers Wear Purple To Show Their ‘Spirit’

People across the country today participated in “Spirit Day,” wearing purple as a sign of support for LGBT youth. The movement, started by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, counted several visible people as champions of the anti-bullying cause: morning anchors, evening anchors and cable anchors on several networks were color-coordinated today.

On the morning shows:

On ABC’s “Good Morning America,” George Stephanopoulos and Robin Roberts participated, as did Ann Curry and Al Roker on NBC’s “Today.” All four co-hosts on “The View” — Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Elisabeth Hasselbeck — were decked out in purple as well.

After the jump, see who on the evening news and who on cable participated. Read more

CNBC live Japan special at 8pm

After today’s 137 point drop (1.1%) on the Dow and 1,000 point drop (10.6%) CNBC is giong live in primetime with a “Disaster in Japan” special report at 8pmET. Melissa Francis and Bill Griffeth anchor the hour with the latest news in Japan and how its affecting the global markets.

Bill Griffeth Back at CNBC

Longtime CNBC anchor Bill Griffeth–who announced in November, 2009 that he would be taking 2010 off to travel–has returned to the business network. Griffeth’s first day back at CNBC is today where  he will be co-anchoring the 3 PM hour of “Closing Bell.”

To give you a sense of how long Griffeth has been in the TV financial news field, he joined the Financial News Network in 1981, and moved to CNBC when NBC purchased FNN in 1991.

Natalie Morales wonders what it would have been like, had she stayed in banking

“Today” show national correspondent Natalie Morales went back in time Monday, to her first job out of college — high finance.

Morales along with CNBC anchor Bill Griffeth participated in the third annual BGC Partners charity day. BGC is a spin-off of Cantor Fitzgerald, the company that lost 658 employees on September 11, 2001. BGC will donate all of Monday’s revenue to various charities — including Hoboken, New Jersey’s Jubilee Center which Morales and Griffeth support.

According to Hoboken Patch contributor Andrew Tavani, Morales spent two years working in a management training program at Chemical Bank, where her specialty was securities lending. “To me, it’s always interesting to see what might have been had I stayed in banking,” she said.

Morales showered the Jubilee Center and BGC with praise and added that the day offered the children from the Jubilee Center more than just charitable donations and fun photo ops with celebrities. “I think today is an opportunity for them to really kind of learn and appreciate all of the great work these people have put into this effort,” said Morales. “It’s a great lesson for these kids to see, that no matter where their paths in life take them, it’s always important to give back.”

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“Today” show national correspondent Natalie Morales looks on as Eohnna Gilyard, 8, left and Faith Stephans, 8, help BGC brokers Nick Bellino, left, and Carlos Blanco close a trade.

(Photo: Andrew Tavani)

CNBC’s Bill Griffeth Signs Off… For Now

Griffeth_11.25.jpgIt was an emotional send-off for one of the CNBC originals this afternoon. As we first reported earlier this month, “Power Lunch” co-anchor Bill Griffeth is taking a leave of absence from CNBC for the next year.

Griffeth got a round of applause from the newsroom and hugs from his co-anchors Sue Herera and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera as he told the audience, “Life is a multi-legged stool and your job is only one of those legs. So, do take the time… have the courage, take the time to do something for yourself. I know I am fortunate to take the whole year off, but even if it’s not a whole year, take some time off for yourself.”

Bill Griffeth Taking A Leave From CNBC

Griffeth_11.9.jpgTVNewser has learned longtime CNBC anchor Bill Griffeth is taking a leave from CNBC for the next year. CNBC president Mark Hoffman made the announcement in an email to staff. Griffeth, who co-hosts “Power Lunch,” will take the time off to travel, read and do other things people who take leaves of absence do. Watercolors?

Griffeth was part of the team that started the Financial News Network in 1981. He joined CNBC in 1991 when NBC purchased FNN and merged it with CNBC.

His last day, at least for the next year, is Wednesday, Nov. 25.

The “Ultimate” Power Lunch

Today at NoonET, with the markets closed for the 4th of July holiday, CNBC will broadcast a new special called “The Ultimate Power Lunch: 50 Years of the Four Seasons.”

CNBC’s Bill Griffeth, a co-anchor of the weekday “Power Lunch” hosts today’s special which is all about Manhattan’s Four Seasons restaurant (not to be confused with the Four Seasons hotel a few blocks away). The famed restaurant is celebrating 50 years of feeding the biggest names in finance, politics and fashion.

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