Charles Gasparino appears as a daily member of CNBC’s ensemble. Gasparino, in his role as on-air Editor, provides reports based on his reporting throughout the day and has broken some of the biggest stories affecting the financial markets in recent months. He is also a columnist for Trader Monthly Magazine, and a freelance writer for New York Magazine, Forbes and other publications.
Before joining CNBC, Charles Gasparino was a senior writer at Newsweek magazine where he broke major stories involving politics, Wall Street and Corporate America, including the developments at the New York Stock Exchange, former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik’s controversial nomination to Home Land Security chief, and New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s continuing crackdown on corporate crime.
A former writer covering Wall Street, pension funds, mutual funds and regulatory issues and breaking news on some of the biggest financial scandals of recent times for The Wall Street Journal, Gasparino was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in beat reporting in 2002 and won the New York Press Club award for best continuing coverage of the Wall Street research scandals. In 2003, he was nominated as part of a team of reporters for the paper’s coverage of the New York Stock Exchange, and the resignation of its former chairman, Richard Grasso.
Gasparino has won numerous business journalism awards, and he is the author of the book, “Blood on the Street,” which was a BusinessWeek bestseller and was listed by Barron’s as one of the best business books of 2005. His latest book, “King of the Club: Richard Grasso and the Survival of the New York Stock Exchange,” about the New York Stock Exchange and Grasso, published in November 2007 by HarperCollins received rave reviews and was named by the Library Journal as one of the best business books of 2007.