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 during the nation's financial crisis. He is also a columnist for TheDailyBeast, and a regular contributor to various publications including The New York Post, and Forbes Magazine.
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 and the massive pay package of its former chairman Richard Grasso, former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik's controversial nomination to Home Land Security chief, and the controversy surrounding former New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's 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 2004, he and a team of reporter were Loeb finalists for the paper's coverage of the New York Stock Exchange, and the Richard Grasso pay package dispute that ultimately led to Grasso's much publicized resignation as stock exchange chairman, and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for this coverage.
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," about the New York Stock Exchange and Grasso, published in November 2007 by HarperCollins received rave reviews and was listed by the Library Journal as one of the top business books of 2007. He is currently writing his third book in six years titled "The Sellout" about the sub-prime debt crisis, its impact on the economy and the financial markets, also through HarperCollins. He lives in New York City with his wife, Virginia Juliano.