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Hampton Pearson

Hampton Pearson
CNBC Washington Reporter

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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  • 2 Senators Call For Lerner's Removal Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 4:48 PM ET
    2 Senators Call For Lerner's Removal

    Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Carl Levin (D-MI) are calling for the removal of Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Exempt Organizations, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Household Debt Fell $110 Billion in Q1 Tuesday, 14 May 2013 | 11:02 AM ET
    Household Debt Fell $110 Billion in Q1

    Americans are improving their balance sheets, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Get Ready For Hospital 'Sticker Shock' Wednesday, 8 May 2013 | 11:07 AM ET
    Get Ready For Hospital 'Sticker Shock'

    For the first time ever, the government is going to release data on what medical care actually costs, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.