Monday, February 06, 2012

Maribel Aber Joins CNN Newsource as “CNN Money Matters” Correspondent

CNN Press Release - Maribel Aber will join CNN Newsource as a correspondent for “CNN Money Matters,” a market-exclusive, multi-platform financial news service produced in conjunction with, it was announced today by Paul Crum, vice president of news operations, administration and affiliate services for CNN/U.S.

According to CNN polls, Americans consider the economy to be the most important issue affecting their lives today. CNN Newsource has marshaled expert resources to provide in-depth, customizable coverage of the economy for its affiliates, and Aber will offer markets specific information from the floor of NASDAQ.

Prior to joining CNN Newsource, Aber concurrently anchored the PBS series “Wall Street Week” and served as host of the education-focused BrainFuel TV, contributed financial and career advice on the nationally syndicated lifestyle television program “The Better Show” and AOL’s money and finance site Walletpop, and reported for the online media outlet, The Broadway Channel.

Earlier in her career, Aber was Vice President of NASDAQ MarketSite, and oversaw the operations of the Times Square-based, broadcast studio in New York City. In that position, she also hosted the televised NASDAQ Opening and Closing Bell ceremonies and interviewed visiting CEOs and dignitaries. In partnership with CNN, Aber spearheaded the implementation of the 2004 CNN Presidential Election Night Coverage, live from the NASDAQ MarketSite; a production that showcased the real-time poll results of the 2004 Presidential Election.

“Maribel is a versatile correspondent who brings to the table a wealth of experience in business, economic, lifestyle and entertainment reporting,” said Crum. “Her passion for communicating the intersections of finance and how it affects the consumer makes her a strong asset to our team at CNN Newsource.”
Aber is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and holds a B.A. degree in Foreign Affairs. She earned her J.D. from New York Law School.

CNN Newsource, comprised of more than 800 affiliates including TV stations and local/regional cable news channels throughout North America, is the most widely distributed syndicated news service. Through continuous digital media distribution and five digital satellite channels, CNN Newsource provides partners with the news content necessary to produce competitive newscasts. This includes: CNN Worldwide's global newsgathering resources; the collective coverage power of CNN Newsource affiliates; customized live coverage of breaking news from CNN correspondents and localized CNN Money Matters reports live from the floor of the NYSE. Additionally, CNN Newsource stations benefit from CNN Newsbeam, which provides satellite time and fiber connectivity from CNN's vast global resources at lower than market rates. CNN Newsource also helps prepare tomorrow's journalists by providing service at no charge to colleges and universities through its Newsource in the Classroom program.

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