Gasparino on Murdoch: ‘One of the few (if not the only) media executives who understands convergence’

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By Molly Stark Dean

Fox Business Network’s senior correspondent Charlie Gasparino, who moved from CNBC to FBN this year, sat down for a quick Q&A today to talk about the business leaders that he admired the most. He started with the former CEO of General Electric: “Jack Welch is high on my list because he’s a straight shooter in a business filled with BS artists.”

He also mentioned his new boss, CEO of News Corp., Rupert Murdoch as a business leader that he looked up to:

“Now this is going to sound a little self serving, but also high on my list is Rupert Murdoch, even when I worked at the competition. And here’s why: he’s one of the few (if not the only) media executive who understands ‘convergence’ – namely that survival of modern journalism requires a combination of skills from its practitioners: broadcast tv, radio and print.”