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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SEC's insider trading rules don't apply to members of Congress. Given how much scrutiny regulatory agencies have been, should Congress' exclusion from insider trading laws may be revisited? Craig Holman, Public Citizen legislative representative, Ron Geffner, Sadis & Goldberg, and CNBC's Eamon Javers discuss.
As many as a dozen members of Congress and their aides took part in insider trading based on foreknowledge of market moving information on Capitol Hill, disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff told CNBC in an interview.
Former high-flying lobbyist Jack Abramoff explains why members of Congress consistently beat the market. "They have information that other people don't have," he tells CNBC's Eamon Javers. Abramoff was convicted of mail fraud and conspiracy in 2006.
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Out of the billions of dollars in cash that the US shipped to Iraq during the war, "hundreds of millions if not billions of dollars...was stolen by senior Iraqi officials," the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction tells CNBC.