John Harwood is Editor at Large for CNBC covering Washington and hosts the CNBC Digital original video series "Speakeasy with John Harwood."
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 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 and NPR, among others. Harwood has covered each of the last nine presidential elections.
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For reasons of history and culture, the United States suffers higher levels of violence than most advanced democracies.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on House Minority and Majority Speakers speaking before the Congress.
CNBC's John Harwood and the "Squawk Alley" team discuss the latest on the shooting at a baseball field in Virginia during a Congressional baseball practice.
U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise was shot in an incident reported Wednesday near a Congressional baseball practice field in Alexandria, Va., according to multiple reports.
CNBC's John Harwood discusses expectations for Attorney General Jeff Sessions' testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee this afternoon.
On Monday, the president ran a press conference that appeared designed to bathe him in praise in front of TV cameras.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin asking Congress to raise the debt ceiling and his contention that the stock market is a sign of Trump's success.
Trump said that few presidents have passed more legislation than he has, though Congress has passed no major legislation since he has been president.
CNCB's John Harwood reports that according to a report the Wall Street Journal, the Secret Service says no tapes exist of the president's meetings with James Comey.
Rank-and-file Republicans still support their party's leader, but that may not last.