Bartiromo is one of the channel's best-known faces. And unlike one of its other best-known faces, she's never made fun of another ethnic group on the air or anything! So it's a big loss for the channel.
After Matt Drudge first splashed the news across the Drudge Report, with kind words for Fox New boss Roger Ailes, CNBC confirmed that Bartiromo would be departing once her contract expires on November 24, issuing the standard "thanks and good luck" statement, while Bartiromo thanked her co-workers and viewers in her own statement.
Bartiromo didn't say she'd be going to Fox Business Network, but that's what a source confirmed to The Wire, which is also what TVNewser and the New York Times are reporting. She'll have a market hours show on Fox Business as well as an as-yet-unspecified role on the mothership, Fox News. So while her Fox Business show may not get CNBC's ratings, Bartiromo will access to the biggest audience in all of cable news land on Fox News.