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Money Honey Goes Into Syndication

6/28/2004 5:50 AM Eastern

CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo will host NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution's The Wall Street Journal Report, the company announced Monday.

The half-hour weekly nationally syndicated series is produced by CNBC in conjunction with the editors of The Wall Street Journal and distributed by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.

Bartiromo will continue her CNBC hosting duties on Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo and Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo and Tyler Mathisen, as well as remaining part of the Squawk Box team.

Former host Consuelo Mack will continue on in an expanded role during CNBC's Business Day programming, along with acting as the substitute host for Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street.

NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution said that beginning in September, The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo will be carried in more than 85% of the country, including WNBC New York, KNBC Los Angeles, WMAQ Chicago, WCAU Philadelphia, KNTV San Francisco and WHDH Boston.

"I'm excited for the opportunity to reach a broader audience with The Wall Street Journal Report,” Bartiromo said in a prepared statement.

“I'm looking forward to bringing a fresh voice to the program and continuing to democratize information for its viewers,” she added. “The show will be reformatted to capitalize on my strengths, featuring interviews with the newsmaking people in business each week."

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