Maria Bartiromo Leaving CNBC for Fox Business Network

Maria Bartiromo Leaving CNBC for Fox Business Network

She will anchor a daily program and may contribute to Fox News

Maria Bartiromo is leaving CNBC for Fox Business Network. 

The financial journalist and magazine columnist will anchor a “daily market hours program” on Fox Business Network and will also contribute to Fox News, according to the Drudge Report, which broke the news.

“After twenty great years of having a front row seat to some of the most important economic stories in the world, it’s hard to sum up the gratitude and appreciation I have for the team that helped make it happen,” Bartiromo said in a statement to TheWrap. “I am incredibly proud of what we have been able to accomplish.  I want to thank all the people at CNBC who have been with me on this journey, and of course the viewers and investors everywhere for making me love every minute of it.”

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Fox Business Network has not made a formal announcement yet, but a spokesman for CNBC wished Bartiromo well and said her contract will expire on November 24.

“Her contributions to CNBC are too numerous to list but we thank her for all of her hard work over the years and wish her the best,” the spokesman said in a statement.

At CNBC, Bartiromo anchors the “Closing Bell” program and is the host and managing editor of “On the Money with Maria Bartiromo.”

She also writes a monthly Q&A column for USA Today called “One-on-One with Maria Bartiromo,” and has authored three books, including the 2011 best-seller “The Weekend That Changed Wall Street.”

Prior to joining CNBC, she worked as a producer and assignment editor with CNN Business News.

For the record: An earlier version of this report mistakenly stated that Bartiromo will join Fox Business News. She is leaving CNBC for Fox Business Network.