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John Harwood

John Harwood
CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent

John Harwood is chief Washington correspondent for 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, Ky., 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.

While still in high school, he began his journalism career as a copy boy at The Washington Star. He studied history and economics at Duke University and graduated magna cum laude in 1978. Harwood subsequently joined The St. Petersburg Times, reporting on police, investigative projects, local government and politics. Later he became state capital correspondent in Tallahassee, Washington correspondent and political editor. While covering national politics, he also traveled extensively to South Africa, where he covered deepening unrest against the apartheid regime.

In 1989, Harwood was named a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, where he spent the 1989-90 academic year. In 1991, he joined The Wall Street Journal as White House correspondent, covering the administration of the George H. W. Bush. Later Harwood reported on Congress. In 1997, he became The Wall Street Journal's Political Editor and chief political correspondent.

While at The Wall Street Journal, Harwood wrote the newspaper's political column, "Washington Wire," and oversaw the Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. In March 2006, he joined CNBC as chief Washington correspondent.

In addition to CNBC, Harwood offers political analysis on NBC's "Meet the Press" and PBS' "Washington Week in Review," among other television and radio programs. Harwood has covered each of the last five presidential elections.

Follow John Harwood on Twitter @johnjharwood.

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  • Political Stalemate in Washington   Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 1:10 PM ET
    Political Stalemate in Washington

    At the end of the year, tax rates are scheduled to increase on all Americans, with CNBC's John Harwood.

  • Obama Urges Public Pressure on Congress   Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 7:31 PM ET
    Obama Urges Public Pressure on Congress

    Sen. John Thune (R-SD), discusses whether President Obama is addressing entitlement reform, or if there is any sign of a common ground plans to avert the fiscal cliff; and Doris Kearns Goodwin, Presidential Historian, weighs in on whether President Obama could learn a lesson or two on leadership from the great Abraham Lincoln.

  • Pricing In a Fiscal Fix?   Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 7:00 PM ET
    Pricing In a Fiscal Fix?

    CNBC's John Harwood reports highlights from President Obama's meeting with top business leaders, including Goldman Sachs CEO Llyod Blankfein; and discussing the odds of a deal on the fiscal cliff, with Dan Clifton, Strategas; Karen Finney, The Hill; and Kevin McCullough, TownHall.com.

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