NYPost's Tharp, on biz beat, has been going for nearly 50 years
Dean Rotbart of NewsBios and TJFR writes Tuesday about New York Post business reporter Paul Tharp, who at 67 shows no signs of slowing down by covering the current BP scandal.
Rotbart writes, “Of late, however, Tharp has dedicated much of his effort to an exploration of the business and investment news aspects of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the saga of Tony Hayward, a former geologist who is the company’s CEO.
“In the inimitable style of the New York tabloid, Tharp’s writing is punchy and to the point. ‘Wall Street investors are gobbling up inexpensive put options on Gulf-polluting BP options that many are likening to a sweepstakes on the oil giant’s demise,’ he writes on June 11th. ‘BP is gushing money faster than its out-of-control well is spewing oil,’ he pens the day prior.
“Tharp writes that the Gulf disaster has already cost BP more than $72 billion, not to mention its global reputation.
“According to NewsBios.com, which provides journalist dossiers and in-depth personal background information to major corporations and public relations firms, Tharp has reported on business at The New York Post for several decades and served as a reporter roughly 47 years. At the Post, he was on the real estate beat for years, followed by the advertising and marketing beat before returning to general assignment status.”
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