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Who is Charlie Gasparino?
Charlie Gasparino is an American journalist, blogger, occasional radio host, and author. He frequently serves as a guest panelist on the Fox Business Network program segment The Cost of Freedom and the stocks/business news program Cashin’ In.
Charlie Gasparino’s Career
Gasparino was previously a senior writer for Newsweek, where he covered politics, Wall Street, and corporate America, and among other stories broke the news of the controversial pay package of former New York Stock Exchange chairman Richard Grasso, former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik’s controversial (and eventually withdrawn) nomination to run the US Department of Homeland Security, and the dispute surrounding former New York Attorney General (and eventual Governor) Eliot Spitzer’s crackdown on corporate crime. Before working at Newsweek, Gasparino was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal.
During his time at the WSJ, he wrote extensively on issues on Wall Street, including pension funds, mutual funds, and regulatory issues. He won the New York Press Club award for coverage of Wall Street research scandals. Gasparino then moved to cable business network CNBC where he reported extensively on Wall Street. During the financial crisis of 2008-2009, Gasparino played a major role in CNBC’s coverage, breaking a number of stories, including the news that the U.S. Government was going to bail out insurer AIG, as well as news of the US government’s broader bailout of the financial system, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).
Fox’s Rocky Balboa
Gasparino, known for being highly combative on-air (Marketwatch described him as “Fox’s Rocky Balboa”), was reported in The Washington Post as saying that “[his] job was to rip the lungs out of the competition for Fox Business Network.” A Financial Times profile of Gasparino illustrates his combativeness, describing him as a “pugnacious pundit Wall Street can’t ignore”, citing as examples Gasparino’s frequent run-ins with colleagues, including then-fellow CNBC reporter Dennis Kneale, and cycling star Lance Armstrong.
Despite his aggressiveness, his reporting frequently has a dramatic impact on the markets. The Financial Times quotes Goldman Sachs’s then-chief spokesman Lucas Van Praag as saying “Most trading floors have CNBC on with the sound turned down, but when Charlie comes on, they listen…. [H]e does move stock prices.” Similarly, Gasparino’s then-colleague at CNBC Lawrence Kudlow said of him: “He broke some great stories. I give Charlie a lot of credit for having great sources and, to tell you the truth, most of his steers have been good. He has got us ahead of the game.”
Move to Fox
In February 2010, Gasparino left CNBC for the fledgling Fox Business Network. In addition to his book writing, Gasparino appears on Fox Business and Fox News Channel with news reports and commentary, as well as contributing regularly to The New York Post and Forbes and online for The Daily Beast, FoxBusiness.com, and The Huffington Post. At Fox, Gasparino has broken stories on, among others, the US government’s plans to sell its stake in Citigroup and the government’s pressure on Bank of America to shrink itself. In response to accusations of being as much a showman as a journalist, Gasparino has said, “You want to be entertaining when you present news.
People don’t want a droll Charlie Gasparino droning on about Merrill Lynch.” In 2010, Marketwatch named Gasparino one of “12 Broadcasters Who Are Making a Difference”, and The Daily Beast called him one of the “Top 15 “Economic and Business Commentators” (and the only television journalist on the list). Gasparino also posts breaking news updates on Twitter and for several years regularly filled in for John Batchelor on Friday nights as the host of “The John Batchelor Show” on WABC-AM in New York City.
Pulitzer nominee claim
Gasparino has been touted as a “Pulitzer Prize nominee” in his bio from Fox Business, which said he was “nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in beat reporting” in 1992 when he was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. The same claim is made by his agents at the HarperCollins Speakers Bureau, and on the website of his publisher, Simon and Schuster. In a promotional video in 2008 for CNBC, his former employer, Gasparino declared, “I am: a writer, son of an ironworker, son of New York, Golden Gloves prospect, a Pulitzer Prize nominee…”
In 2012, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Bill Dedman of NBC News pointed out that Gasparino had been one of the hundreds of entrants in the Pulitzer contest and had never been one of the nominees, which are chosen by Pulitzer juries. The Pulitzer Prizes board warns entrants against claiming to be nominees: “Nominated Finalists are selected by the Nominating Juries for each category as finalists in the competition. … We discourage someone saying he or she was ‘nominated’ for a Pulitzer simply because an entry was sent to us.”
In 2005, Gasparino wrote Blood on the Street: The Sensational Inside Story of How Wall Street Analysts Duped a Generation of Investors, published by Free Press. In November 2007, HarperCollins released Gasparino’s second book, King of the Club: Richard Grasso and the Survival of the New York Stock Exchange, which covered the rise and fall of former New York Stock Exchange head Richard Grasso, from the outrage occasioned by his near-$140 million compensation package.
Gasparino’s latest book, Bought and Paid For: The Unholy Alliance Between Barack Obama and Wall Street, was published by Sentinel, a division of publisher Penguin Putnam. on October 5, 2010. His previous book, covering the financial crisis from its inception in the 1970s to the present day, its impact on the economy and on the financial markets, is entitled The Sellout: How Wall Street Greed and Government Mismanagement Destroyed America’s Global Financial System and was published by HarperCollins in November 2009.
How Old is Charlie Gasparino?
Gasparino was born on 28 January 1962 in The Bronx, New York, United States. He is 59 years old as of 2021.
Charlie G Gasparino’s Family
Who are Charlie Gasparino’s parents?
Gasparino has not disclosed any information about his parents.
Does Charlie Gasparino have siblings?
Gasparino has also remained secretive bout his siblings.
Charlie Gasparino‘s Education
Gasparino graduated with a B.A. from Pace University before earning his master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.
Charlie Gasparino‘s wife
Gasparinomarried his wife, a woman named Virginia Juliano in 1999 and the two have been together since.
Charlie Gasparino‘s Children – Kids
Gasparino has not revealed about having any children.
Charlie Gasparino’s Net Worth
Gasparino has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Gasparino stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in tall.