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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  • Monthly Jobs Report: New Security Rules for Media Wednesday, 18 Apr 2012 | 1:22 PM ET

    In a tense and occasionally contentious conference call with reporters and Washington bureau chiefs Tuesday, officials from the Department of Labor laid out new security rules surrounding the release of the government’s monthly jobs report and other market moving economic data.  The dispute has implications for just how quickly Wall Street will be able to get one of the most market moving pieces of data, and raises the question of whether all market participants would continue to get the information at exactly the same instant.

  • 'Buffett Rule' Vote Today     Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 1:26 PM ET

    The Senate is set to vote today on the "Buffett Rule," a bill to tax millionaires and billionaires, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Whistleblower Controversy     Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 6:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the IRS Whistleblower program is running up against a brick wall.