Marketwatch’s Jon Friedman writes about rivalry between CNBC’s two biggest star female talents…
It’s always compelling when an established star has to contend with a charismatic up-and-comer. This happens all the time, in sports, movies, rock ‘n’ roll, politics — you name it.
Today, the media biz’s juiciest smackdown is taking place inside the hallowed halls of CNBC. Maria Bartiromo is fending off Erin Burnett, who is about nine years her junior. When I checked IMDB.com, it said Bartiromo will turn 40 on Tuesday (which is the sixth anniversary of 9/11, no less). Happy Birthday, Money Honey!
Lately, the blogosphere and the tabloids have been captivated by the melodrama unfolding at CNBC headquarters in suburban New Jersey. For its part, CNBC officials play down the chatter as silly gossip and say the two popular anchors can work and play well together.