FOXBiz signs Charlie Gasparino?
Fox Business Network is near a deal to steal Charlie Gasparino away from rival CNBC.
The famously feisty Wall Street reporter has officially departed from CNBC after being largely absent for several weeks, and is expected to be announced as the latest hire by Fox Business before this week is out.
Gasparino did not respond to an e-mail seeking comment.
But a representative for CNBC confirmed his departure, saying, “We thank Charlie for all his quality contributions and wish him the best.”
A Fox Business representative further confirmed that the network is in talks with Gasparino. News of Gasparino’s leaving CNBC to join Fox Business was first reported by the Web site TVNewser. (Fox Business, like The Post, is owned by News Corp.)
Gasparino’s would mark the third high-profile hire by Fox Business in the last few months, following the luring of Don Imus and John Stossel to the network. Though he lacks the national profile of Imus or Stossel, Gasparino is one of the most recognizable faces in television business news, and his joining Fox Business will be a major coup for the nascent network….