Hampton Pearson is CNBC's Washington, D.C., reporter covering economic, financial and political news from the nation's capital. Since joining CNBC in the summer of 1995, Pearson has reported extensively on the Microsoft anti-trust trial, provided the first live reports of the Capital Hill shooting of two police officers and had in-depth coverage of the nationwide United Parcel Service strike. In addition, Pearson regularly reports on the White House, Congress, the Federal Reserve, and a host of legislative and regulatory issues of vital concern to CNBC viewers.
In 2004, Pearson was nominated for a Business News Emmy Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, for a series of reports on medical device technology.
Prior to joining CNBC, Pearson was chief political reporter for WBZ-TV in Boston from 1987 to 1995, covering local, state and national politics, as well as world events. Additionally, he has been a reporter/producer for the Washington bureau of CBS News and reporter/bureau chief for KRON-TV, San Francisco, where he won a local Emmy Award for Best News Feature in 1984. Pearson has also been a weekend anchor in Milwaukee and San Francisco. He has been covering key presidential news events, including campaigns, inaugurations and summit meetings since 1976.
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has apologized for comments criticizing Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the Fed's Beige Book, and how the Fed sees the economy.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the June unemployment rate is 4.9 percent.
FBI Director James Comey will face Congress Thursday regarding the email probe on Hillary Clinton, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the Supreme Court ruling on the Texas abortion law.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the court's decision on the affirmative action program at University of Texas at Austin.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the prepared remarks to Congress by Fed Chair Janet Yellen.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson on what's breaking from the Supreme Court this morning.
The May jobs report is way below the forecast of 162,000, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson. The U.S. created 38,000 jobs in May, and the unemployment rate fell to 4.7 percent.