Fox Business Reporter Reflects on Start in Tampa

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Tampa Tribune

Charlie Gasparino remembers his last day with The Tampa Tribune.

The latest hire at Fox Business Network says an editor took him and fellow newspaper scribes to a Tampa pub and toasted his decision to leave, noting that “Charlie, you are making the worst mistake of your life.”

“It made me think for a minute because I had learned so much in my short time there so it was a tough decision because I was doing pretty well,” he said in a recent telephone interview.

It was 20 years ago that Gasparino, now 47, worked for The Tribune. More…