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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CNBC's Hampton Pearson breaks down the latest data on jobs, unemployment and labor participation.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the number of new jobs fell far below expectations as the retail sector lost 30,000 jobs in March.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the latest on New York businesses challenging the New York state law regarding credit card surcharges.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson breaks down the Labor Department's latest numbers on jobs in the U.S.
The Federal Reserve releases their latest Beige Book report on the U.S. economy. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the latest on the Fed minutes and the likelihood of a rate increase next month.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson breaks down the monthly employment numbers from the Labor Department.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson takes a closer look at President Trump's Supreme Court nominations.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer says the wall along the Mexican border will be paid for in part by a border tax as a component of the tax reform package.
Protesters in Washington D.C. calm down and security forces double as Donald Trump's inaugural parade concludes. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports.