Mary Caraccioli

Mary Caraccioli, MBA is an EMMY™ award winning journalist who has hosted and/or produced programs for ABC, CNBC, FOX, Comcast and Al Jazeera America.  Mary has a track record for creating award-winning programs for broadcast, cable and digital mediums.  Her most recent role was Senior Vice President of News and Planning at Al Jazeera. Before that she served as Senior Executive Producer for Prime Time News at the U.S. based television network.

Along with managing seven plus hours of live new programs each day, Mary initiated some of the network’s most successful projects, including; leading the production team of its first live broadcast, planning and executing its first State of the Union, its seven hour live election night coverage and the network’s first live international broadcast from Cuba.

Mary’s journalism career included stops at CNBC, financial TV’s industry leader. She later helped renowned business broadcaster Lou Dobbs, launch his nationally syndicated radio show The Lou Dobbs Financial Report and worked for several years as its lead content producer. Mary also created EMMY award winning live shows Good Day Philadelphia on FOX-TV, Money Matters Today for Comcast and two money themed programs for the ABC TV station group and ABC’s LiveWell TV network.

She is the founder and lead contributor of the respected personal financial website  She has been quoted in O magazine, Parade, Parenting, Inside Edition and many other national and local media outlets.  Mary’s work as a communications expert has helped Fortune 100 companies and university clients achieve high level results across platforms and face to face.

Mary is a member of the Board of Directors Executive Committee of the Global Interdependence Center, an international finance and monetary policy organization and the Delaware Financial Literacy Institute, one of the nation’s most comprehensive financial literacy non-profits. She is also on the Dean’s advisory board at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.  Mary has earned an MLA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business and BA from the University of Pittsburgh.

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So Who Has Mary Interviewed?
Mary has had the privilege of interviewing so many fascinating people in her career. Many of them are talented individuals who are changing the world with their smarts and creativity. Here is a sample of some of the names you may recognize.

Investment Community Leaders
John Bogle Vanguard Group Founder
Jim Rogers Commodities investor
Carl Icahn Activist Investor
Bill Gross Pimco Chief Investment Officer
Steve Forbes
Charles Schwab

Business Leaders
Vince McMahon WWE
Richard Branson  Virgin Group
Bobbi Brown  Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Jeff Bezos  Founder
Tom Stemberg Founder Staples
Jon Huntsman Huntsman Corporation
Jane Bryant Quinn Financial Journalist
Daymond John FUBU
Alan Mulally CEO Ford
Rick Wagoner CEO GM
Raj Gupta CEO Rohm and Haas
Dick Cook Pres Disney Films
Sean McManus Pres CBS News and CBS sports
Nicole Miller CEO/designer
Stedman Graham Business and motivational speaker
Jimmy Wales Founder Wikipedia
Les Moonves CEO CBS
Brian Roberts CEO Comcast
Suze Orman Financial Expert
Rebecca Matthias /Pres Mothers Work

Billie Jean King
Curt Schilling
Tom Brady
Dan Marino
Boomer Esiason
Donavan McNabb
Dick Vermeil
Alan Iverson
Andre Agassi
Pete Sampras
Andy Roddick
Lindsey Davenport
Vince Papale
Bud Collins
Fred Barnett

Russell Simmons
Elton John
Dick Clark
Chubby Checker
Andy Garcia
George Lopez
Chris O’Connell
Daryl Hannah
Mark Wahlberg
Kevin Bacon
Carson Kressley
Rita Hazan celebrity stylist
Monty Hall

Bill Clinton
Gerald Ford
Tipper Gore
Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco
Arthur Levitt
Sen. Paul Sarbanes (Sarbanes Oxley)
Gary Gensler
Ed Rendell
Dick Thornburgh
Joe Sestak
Arlen Specter
Christopher Cox


University of Pennsylvania, Masters of Liberal Arts
Drexel University, Masters of Business Administration
University of Pittsburgh, BA English
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Global Human Capital Leadership Program
Boston University, Insurance, Investments and Intro to Financial Planning

Awards and Distinctions

Four-time Emmy Award Winner
Twice awarded 1st place in the Associated Press Award journalism awards
Three-time Headline award winner
Five-time Telly Award Winner for Film/Video
Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business – Distinguished Alumni
Drexel University’s President’s Award
Recipient of Chapel of the Four Chaplain’s Legion of Honor Gold Medallion for community service


Parade Magazine – Expert
“O” Magazine – Expert
Parenting Magazine – Expert
The Schork Report Energy Newsletter
Rapaport Diamond Report
Lead Magazine LeBow College of Business
Fervor Magazine
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Between a Rock and Hot Place (book) – Expert
Philadelphia Inquirer – Expert
Above Average Jane – Expert
Philadelphia Daily News – Expert
South Jersey Magazine – Expert

Conferences and Panels

Pennsylvania House Shanghai, China–Speaker
Wharton Alumni – Entrepreneurship – Moderator
SAP Partners Conference, The Hague- Panelist
Drexel EMBA Alumni Lyceum: Reputation Management Panelist
Philadelphia Home Show Featured Speaker
World Affaries Council, Dallas TX – Speaker
Global Athenaeum, NY – Moderator
Purses to Portfolios Conference – Moderator, Instructor
Global Interdependence Center – Moderator
New Jersey Governors Conference – Moderator
SMU Journalism Department, Dallas – Panelist
Delaware Money School Awards – Featured Speaker
Gestalt Leadership Conference – Featured Speaker
Drexel Women in Business
South Jersey Young Entrepreneur – Keynote
PPWA Philadelphia Professional Women’s Alliance – Featured Speaker
The Corporate State Conference, New York – Moderator
In the Lead Conference, Boston – Moderator
Best in Class Philadelphia – Featured Speaker
eWomen’s Network Luncheon – Featured Speaker
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Keynote
Delaware Financial Literacy Institute – Featured Speaker
Franklin Forum – Moderator
LeBow College of Business Center for Corporate Governance – Moderator

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