Lulu Chiang is the senior field producer and senior booker of CNBC’s "Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo" and "The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo." In 2004, Chiang teamed up with Maria Bartiromo at CNBC covering the biggest financial stories around the world. She also spent August 2008 in Beijing as an NBC Olympics’ feature producer.
Maria has interviewed Larry Summers countless times and on Wednesday we met him in Washington. The setting: The White House – Eisenhower Executive Office Building. It’s always a pleasure walking up to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW and telling the guard you we have an “appointment”.
Happy 225th birthday Bank of New York Mellon! For a company that’s managed to survive the financial fallout, it looks like the bank is on firm footing. When CEO Bob Kelly spoke to Maria on the “Closing Bell” he told her the company is past the point where they need TARP. In fact, Kelly said the company ‘is willing and able to repay TARP as soon as the government allows.’
On Closing Bell today, we'll discuss the rise of BRICs and their growing economic clout. While this is a threat to America's prominence, David Riedel of Riedel Research Group says too much is being made of the issue, that BRICs are trying to take over the world or do something dramatic.
Maria plays of a financial journalist in the movie (which is who she is in real life and a darn good one!!!). Denzel Washington is watching Maria report about the markets and why the stocks on Wall Street are falling because of John Travolta’s actions.
Maria recently spoke to Hartford Financial's chief Ramani Ayer on "Closing Bell." Her exclusive interview covered all fronts – from getting preliminary approval to receive TARP money from the government to his announced retirement at the end of the year.