PGMA gets "two thumbs up" from US media

August 2, 2009 12:14 pm 

MANILA, August 2 – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo earned “two thumbs up” from the members of the American media over the weekend.

Press Secretary Cerge Remonde said in a report reaching Malacañang that President Arroyo was a hit among the hard-hitting American press as evident in a television interview by respected CNBC business journalist Maria Bartiromo on her program “Closing Bell”.

Remonde said President Arroyo’s interview over CNBC was also shown in Philippine cable television.

President Arroyo outlined the Philippines’ Global Economic Recovery in the face of the economic recession.

The CNBC US program Closing Bell airs on CNBC between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., Eastern Time (3 a.m. in Manila). The program is dual-anchored by Bartiromo (primarily at the network's Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey studio) and another CNBC anchor (at the New York Stock Exchange) between 3-4 p.m.

Bartiromo (born Sept. 11, 1967) is an American business news anchor and interviewer.

Since 1993, Bartiromo has worked for CNBC television, where she is currently co-host of the Closing Bell program from 3 to 5 p.m. ET on weekdays, as well as 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.

CNBC is the only NBC network whose abbreviation, while containing NBC, stands for another name: the Consumer News and Business Channel. The moniker was simply shortened to CNBC when the former was dropped. (PNA)

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