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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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  • Fed Beige Book out

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the release on the Federal Reserve's Beige Book saying economic activity continued to expand in February and March.

  • ValueAct: Fundamentally disagrees with government

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the latest on the U.S. government's suit against ValueAct for violating pre-merger notifications.

  • Government sues ValueAct

    The government sues ValueAct. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the details.

  • Nonfarm payrolls up 215,000

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the latest numbers on jobs from the Department of Labor.

  • SCOTUS split 4-4 in Calif. union fee case

    The Supreme Court is split 4-4 in a union fee decision, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson. The rule requires teachers and other public employees to pay a "fair share fee" in order to cover costs of the union's collective bargaining activities.

  • Obama's Supreme Court pick

    President Obama announcing his nominee to replace recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the details.

  • February nonfarm payrolls total 242,000

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson breaks down the latest numbers on employment from the Department of Labor.

  • Record turnout for Texas GOP primary

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on the Texas GOP primary with a record 2.7 million votes cast and Ted Cruz's home-state victory.

  • The fight for Texas

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports from Texas as the polls open for Super Tuesday with the largest number of delegates up for grabs.

  • SCOTUS vacancy leaves court split

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the Supreme Court resumes arguments today, its first session since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.