John Harwood

Friday, 4 May 2012 | 2:43 PM ET

John Harwood is Chief Washington Correspondent of CNBC and a political writer for the New York Times. He writes the weekly column "Political Memo" for the paper. Harwood was born in Louisville, K.Y., and grew up in the Maryland suburbs outside of the nation's capital. He has been around journalism and politics all his life; his first trip on a presidential campaign press plane came when he was 11 years old and accompanied his father, then a political reporter for the Washington Post.

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