Newsday interviewed a bunch of reporters over the weekend about how hard it is to cover a recession, and their various coping mechanisms for getting through the difficult period. Obviously there's only one we (you) care about. Apparently he was short on time, otherwise you know he would've gotten down to the nitty gritty re: BoFlex routines, Myoplex shakes, Champion sweatshirts without sleeves, and getting bombed at Elaine's after a hard day at the office. As an aside, is "colleagues" a loose term that includes the Dealbreaker community? If not, I give you permission, nay, strong encouragement, to get angry.
Charles Gasparino is a former amateur boxer-turned-reporter for publications including Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal and Newsday. But those days in the ring probably are serving him best now as he works the longest, hardest and most downbeat story of his career for CNBC as its on-air editor.
"I work out every day for an hour and 15 minutes," he says, and by "work out," "Gaspo" - as he's known to colleagues - does wind sprints by the East River near his home in Stuyvesant Town and a fast set of 36 pull-ups and sit-ups. "You just crank 'em out," he says. The nighttime decompression routine, however, is different: "I do occasionally include an alcoholic beverage," he says.
"There's a reason I make a good martini now."