Maribel Aber is a business correspondent for CNN Newsource, CNN’s network of more than 1,000 affiliates. She hosts the digital series “Money Matters with Maribel Aber,” and she appears regularly on HLN’s “Morning Express with Robin Meade,” “On the Story with Lynn Smith” and “Weekend Express.”
Aber covers business, money, personal finance and the economy from the perspective of how it affects families and consumers. She has also reported breaking news for CNN and covered stories including the China Market Crash in 2015, the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting and Facebook IPO in 2012.
She began her career with the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (now known as FINRA) with a focus on securities regulation. Aber joined NASDAQ in 2000 as associate director, global sales & member services. Her work led to an appointment as chief of staff for the vice chairman of NASDAQ in 2001 and later promotion to vice president of the NASDAQ MarketSite, home of the NASDAQ Opening Bell. Aber was responsible for running the seven-story tower and broadcast studio. In her tenure at NASDAQ, she partnered with CNN in “America Votes 2004” live from the NASDAQ MarketSite and negotiated a partnership with Reuters Group Limited that combined the NASDAQ Tower and Reuters Sign properties to create the world’s largest outdoor digital display system, located in Times Square.
Prior to joining CNN Newsource in 2012, Aber was host and producer for “Wall Street Week” and entertainment host, correspondent and producer for The Broadway Channel covering the Tony Awards and all major red carpet events on Broadway. Aber was also a freelance host for AOL, MSN and the syndicated educational television show, Brain Fuel TV.
Aber began her television career as a regular contributor on money and career issues for “The Better Show,” a syndicated daytime television show produced by the Meredith Corporation, publisher of “Better Homes and Gardens,” “Ladies Home Journal” and “Parents.”
Aber graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in foreign affairs and a minor in German. She earned her Juris Doctor from New York Law School.