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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  • Blame Sequestration For Flight Delays?  Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    It could take travelers extra time to get through the lines at airports, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • FAA Employee Furloughs Begin  Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 8:31 AM ET

    The effects of sequester cuts are being felt by travelers, as FAA furloughs kick in, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • CNBC's Hampton Pearson drills down on today's weak jobs report. And, Phil Orlando, Federated Investors; and Zachary Karabell, River Twice Research, provide their outlook on the markets and economy. Also, discussing whether the increasing number of people on disability is negatively impacting the economy and business, with Rana Foroohar, Time Magazine; Jim Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute; and Matt Swift, Legacy Management Group CEO.