For Whom the Bell Tolls: Bombshell Announcement as One of the Most Well-Known Reporters on TV -- After Becoming the Signature Anchor and Host at Another News Network for the Past 20 Years -- Jumps to the Fox Business Network Drudge Report; Business Insider; New York Post

One of the most popular reporters on TV --  and already a member of the Cable Hall of Fame -- is joining the Fox Business Network.

"This is a total bombshell for the financial media world," reports Business Insider, continuing, "CNBC's...Maria Bartiromo is headed to Fox Business Network, Matt Drudge first reported while she was anchoring 'Closing Bell' this afternoon."

Oddly, Drudge's original report isn't available online anymore. Instead, Drudge links to this Business Insider article.

The Business Insider article continues, with this statement from CNBC: "After 20 years of groundbreaking work at CNBC, Maria Bartiromo will be leaving the company as her contract expires on November 24th. 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 article also notes that our former colleague and good friend here at Crain Communications, Claire Atkinson, who's now at the New York Post, wrote this past summer in the Post that Bartiromo was talking to both Fox Business and CNN.

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