Phil Trupp 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. His commentary appears regularly on Larry Doyle’s “SenseonCents” 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, Hearst’s Baltimore News-American, and The Washington Times. 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.