Eamon Javers

Eamon Javers

Eamon Javers
CNBC Washington Reporter

Eamon Javers joined CNBC in June 2010 as a Washington reporter based at the bureau in the nation's capital. He appears on CNBC's Business Day programming.

Previously, Javers was a White House reporter for Politico, where he covered the intersection of Wall Street and Washington. He conducted investigations of the administration's financial bailouts and economic stimulus efforts, broke news about the presidency of Barack Obama and authored trend stories on Washington.

Prior to joining Politico, Javers was a Washington correspondent for BusinessWeek magazine writing extensively about Washington lobbying, including the Jack Abramoff scandal and unearthed previously unknown incidents of corporate espionage. He also was an on-air correspondent for CNBC, where he covered the intersection of business and politics. Javers' articles have appeared in Fortune, Money, Congressional Quarterly and Slate.com. He began his career at The Hill, a weekly newspaper (and website) covering Congress.

Javers is author of the book "Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy: The Secret World of Corporate Espionage," which revealed a never-before-reported CIA policy allowing active-duty officers to moonlight in the private sector.

He has appeared as an analyst on each of the major broadcast networks, all of the major cable television news networks, "News Hour with Jim Lehrer" on PBS, the BBC and National Public Radio. He also is a regular panelist on "Washington Week with Gwen Ifill" on PBS.

In 2014, Javers was named a finalist in the Gerald Loeb Awards explanatory category for his coverage of how market-moving financial data is released. In 2006, Javers received an Award of Distinction in investigative journalism from the Medill School of Journalism. He graduated from Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y.

Follow Eamon Javers on Twitter @EamonJavers.


  • The 'Whistleblower' on the Department of Justice

    Bradley Birkenfeld says not one of the names he gave the Department of Justice years ago has been indicted and served prison time for tax evasion. Although his client, Igor Olenicoff, pled guilty to a felony charge, he was not indicted. Birkenfeld says the Department of Justice is "aiding and abetting a crime."

  • US politicians with secret Swiss bank accounts?

    The IRS has collected more than $7 billion from American tax cheats hiding money in Swiss bank accounts. Still, only a tiny fraction have been indicted or made public. In an exclusive on-camera interview, Bradley Birkenfeld, the American-born Swiss banker who blew the whistle tells CNBC's Eamon Javers some of those unnamed account holders were high-profile D.C. politicians.

  • 'Whistleblower' breaks silence on $104M award

    Bradley Birkenfeld talks publicly for the first time about getting the $104 million whistleblower award and says it proves the DOJ was wrong to throw him in jail.

  • The 'Whistleblower' documents

    Bradley Birkenfeld, the American-born Swiss banker who blew the whistle about how UBS helped US citizens hide billions of dollars in offshore bank accounts, reveals some of the internal documents that he says triggered him to alert bank and US authorities.

  • When $104 million might not be enough

    Bradley Birkenfeld, who is already the highest paid whistleblower in history, says he and his lawyers are pushing for more money.

  • The Whistleblower post prison

    UBS whistleblower, Bradley Birkenfeld shows CNBC's Eamon Javers how he's spent some of his IRS Whistleblower award money and explains why he's still relentless about pushing the government to reveal the names of tens of thousands of American tax cheats.

  • Heavy National Guard presence in Baltimore

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest updates in Baltimore where violent riots erupted after the funeral for Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man who died after suffering a spinal cord injury while in police custody.

  • Holder's role in Comcast decision

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports about Eric Holder's last day in office including his involvement in the debate over a potential Comcast/TWC merger.

  • Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building in Washington, March 4, 2015.

    A series of meetings at the Justice Department earlier in the week led to the decision by Comcast to drop the deal with Time Warner Cable.

  • How Comcast-TWC deal fell apart

    AG Eric Holder signed off on the lawsuit against Comcast-TWC, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

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