Charles Gasparino Biography
Charles Gasparino is a journalist, blogger, radio broadcaster, and author from the United States. He is a regular guest panelist on the Fox Business Network program segment The Cost of Freedom and the stocks/business news show Cashin’ In.
How old is Charles Gasparino? – Age
He was born on 28 January 1962 in the Bronx, New York, United, States. He is 59 years as of 2021.
Where did Gasparino go to school? – Education
He earned a B.A. from Pace University before going on to obtain a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.
Charles Gasparino – Family
Gasparino was born in the Bronx to an Italian-American family.
He’s married to Virginia Juliano since 1999. There’s no information about his children.
What is Gasparino Salary?
His salary is $88,705 annually.
Charles Gasparino Net Worth
His net worth is $5 million.
Charles Gasparino Career
Gasparino previously worked as a senior writer for Newsweek, where he covered politics, Wall Street, and corporate America, and ran the story of former New York Stock Exchange chairman Richard Grasso’s controversial pay package, former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik’s controversial (and eventually withdrawn) nomination to run the US Department of Homeland Security, and the dispute surrounding former New York Attorney General (and eve) Eric Schneiderman. Gasparino had worked as a Wall Street Journal correspondent before joining Newsweek. During his tenure at the WSJ, he wrote extensively about Wall Street topics such as pension funds, mutual funds, and regulatory difficulties. He was recognized by the New York Press Club for his coverage of Wall Street research scandals. Gasparino subsequently joined the cable business network CNBC, where he covered Wall Street extensively. During the 2008-2009 financial crisis, Gasparino was a key figure in CNBC’s coverage, breaking a number of scoops, including the news that the US government would bail out insurer AIG, as well as news of the US government’s bigger bailout of the financial sector, the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).
Gasparino, who is noted for his aggressive on-air style (Marketwatch dubbed him “Fox’s Rocky Balboa”), was quoted in The Washington Post as claiming that “[his] mission was to rip the lungs out of the rivals for Fox Business Network.” A Financial Times article on Gasparino describes him as a “pugnacious commentator Wall Street can’t ignore,” highlighting his numerous clashes with colleagues such as then-fellow CNBC reporter Dennis Kneale and cycling ace Lance Armstrong as examples. Despite his bravado, his news frequently has a significant influence on the markets. According to the Financial Times, Goldman Sachs’ then-chief spokesperson Lucas Van Praag said, “Most trading floors have CNBC on with the volume turned down, but when Charlie comes on, people listen… He does impact stock prices.” Similarly, Lawrence Kudlow, Gasparino’s former colleague at CNBC, said of him: “He broke several terrific stories.” I give Charlie a lot of credit for having outstanding sources, and to be honest, most of his steers have been excellent. He’s put us one step ahead of the competition. Gasparino departed CNBC in February 2010 to join the nascent Fox Business Network. He appears on Fox Business and Fox News Channel with news reporting and analysis, as well as routinely contributing to The New York Post and Forbes, as well as online for The Daily Beast, FoxBusiness.com, and The Huffington Post.
He has broken news for Fox News, including the US government’s intentions to sell its investment in Citigroup and the government’s pressure on Bank of America to reduce its size.
While CNBC was interviewing John Mack, head of Morgan Stanley, who said on television that “(this doesn’t seem like the crisis that I went through [in 2008], therefore I feel a lot better about it,” he made a jab at his old channel. Gasparino scheduled his piece on Morgan Stanley laying off 1,200 employees and closing up to 300 branches to air opposite the interview.
Despite being adamantly opposed to his old network (“My job is to come up with a scoop (every day) and promote that scoop,” he claimed.
Gasparino has also praised his former colleagues, describing Maria Bartiromo as “a wonderful reporter,” Erin Burnett as “a class act”—”I used to love doing TV with her”—and Jim Cramer as “a kind guy.” Gasparino has responded to charges of being a showman as well as a journalist by saying, “You want to be entertaining when you provide news.” “No one wants a droll Charlie Gasparino rambling on about Merrill Lynch.” On July 8, 2010, this entry was published. Gasparino was designated one of the “12 Broadcasters Making a Difference” by Marketwatch in 2010, and one of the “Top 15 “Economic and Business Commentators” by The Daily Beast (and the only television journalist on the list).
Gasparino also tweets breaking news updates and has stood in for John Batchelor as the host of “The John Batchelor Show” on WABC-AM in New York City on Friday nights for numerous years.
The Pulitzer nominee asserts
Gasparino’s biographical excerpts on websites and his own personal declarations have stated that he is a Pulitzer Prize contender on occasion. While Gasparino was proposed to the Pulitzer Nominating Juries, hundreds of journalists are, and there is no special regard in this because anybody may nominate anyone else for consideration. When people claim to be Pulitzer candidates, the inference is that the Pulitzer Nominating Jury has named them a finalist in that year’s competition, a distinguished accomplishment that Gasparino did not achieve. Fox Business revised his biography to state that his work “was submitted for the Pulitzer Prize” rather than being a nominee.
Blood on the Street. ISBN 978-0-7432-7651-1 (2005)
King of the club ISBN 978-0-06-089833-5 (2007)
The Sellout. ISBN 978-0-06-169716-6. (2009)
ISBN 978-1-59523-071-3 Purchased and Paid For (2010)