Eamon Javers

CNBC Washington Reporter

Eamon Javers joined CNBC in June 2010 as a Washington reporter based at the bureau in the nation's capital. He appears on CNBC's business day programming.

Previously, Javers was a White House reporter for Politico, where he covered the intersection of Wall Street and Washington. He conducted investigations of the administration's financial bailouts and economic stimulus efforts, broke news about the presidency of Barack Obama and authored trend stories on Washington.

Prior to joining Politico, Javers was a Washington correspondent for BusinessWeek magazine writing extensively about Washington lobbying, including the Jack Abramoff scandal and unearthed previously unknown incidents of corporate espionage. He also was an on-air correspondent for CNBC, where he covered the intersection of business and politics. Javers' articles have appeared in Fortune, Money, Congressional Quarterly and Slate.com. He began his career at The Hill, a weekly newspaper (and website) covering Congress.

Javers is author of the book "Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy: The Secret World of Corporate Espionage," which revealed a never-before-reported CIA policy allowing active-duty officers to moonlight in the private sector.

He has appeared as an analyst on each of the major broadcast networks, all of the major cable television news networks, "News Hour with Jim Lehrer" on PBS, the BBC and National Public Radio. He also is a regular panelist on "Washington Week with Gwen Ifill" on PBS.

In 2006, Javers received an Award of Distinction in investigative journalism from the Medill School of Journalism. He graduated from Colgate University in Hamilton, N.Y.

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  • The Campaign Health Care Debate     Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 5:59 AM ET

    The debate over how to fix health care has been in the spotlight during the Presidential campaign. Costs are soaring and spending reached 2.6 trillion dollars in 2010. President Obama's plan, the Affordable Care Act, was signed into law in 2010. Mitt Romney has vowed to repeal "Obamacare" if elected. To better understand the debate, CNBC's Eamon Javers explains the problems with health care.

  • Avoiding the Fiscal Cliff     Monday, 15 Oct 2012 | 1:47 PM ET

    The most powerful person now working to fix the fiscal cliff is someone you've never heard of, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • CNBC's Steve Liesman examines the disconnect between rising consumer sentiment and growing concern among businesses about potential tax increases. Also, CNBC's Eamon Javers discusses the fiscal cliff drama, with Kathryn Wylde, Partnership for NYC president.

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