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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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.
Discussing the challenges to fixing the D.C. metro, with Washington D.C. Metro General Manager Paul Wiedefeld.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports on upgrades to the Washington Metro System.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson breaks down the latest numbers on jobs from the Labor Department.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the decision out from the Federal Reserve. The FOMC says that economic activity appears to have slowed, but that the economy will continue to expand at a moderate pace.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the decision out from the Federal Reserve.
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.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the latest on the U.S. government's suit against ValueAct for violating pre-merger notifications.
The government sues ValueAct. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the details.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the latest numbers on jobs from the Department of Labor.