is a veteran investigative journalist, and the author of RUTHLESS:
HOW ENRAGED INVESTORS RECLAIMED THEIR INVESTMENTS …AND
BEAT WALL STREET published by John
Wiley and Sons. He is also a regular commentator for New
York Times Dealbook and New York Magazine Online, as well
as a weekly columnist to www.auctionratepreferreds.org,
the Internet's top site on auction-rate securities (ARS).
His commentary appears regularly on Larry
Doyle’s “Sense on Cents” covering a
wide variety of economic news and opinion. Trupp was assistant
bureau chief of Fairchild Publications/ABC CapCities, where
he covered the White House, Pentagon, Supreme Court, Treasury,
NASA, and the Federal
Reserve, and, today, lectures on "The Future of Journalism"
at American, Georgetown and Alaska Universities.
Trupp has worked
as a reporter at the Washington Evening Star and Hearst’s
Baltimore News-American. He has written for major national
publications, including Reader’s Digest, Madison Avenue,
Smithsonian magazine, Profiles, the Washingtonian magazine,
and Caribbean Travel and Life, among many others. He was Interstate
Commerce Commission Bureau Chief for Traffic World Publications,
where his investigative reporting on corruption in the trucking
industry won awards and commendations. Trupp is a frequent
guest on various radio and TV shows, including CNN World News.
His is co-producer of NBC’s Knowledge Series, which
featured a six-part series, “Oceans: Earth’s Innerspace.”
Trupp is currently head of Media Ventures Associates, dealing
in a variety of media enterprises.
He is the author,
co-author and editor of more than 30 books, including Sea
of Dreamers: Travels with Famous Ocean Explorers; Tracking
Treasure: Romance and Fortune Beneath the Sea and How to Find
It; Boys and Their Toys: Adventures of a Hollywood Starlet;
Ancient Wisdom: A Chinese Calligrapher’s Tale. He was
editor of the best-selling book, The Winning Corporation,
by A.L. Jagoe, and other business and economic books covering
a wide variety of subjects.
Trupp is a National
Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration “Aquanaut”
and a Fellow of the Explorers Club.
He graduated from
the University of Maryland and lives in Washington, D.C.,
with his wife Sandy, who is managing director of PlannedTVArts,