John Harwood is Chief Washington Correspondent for CNBC and a political writer for The New York Times. Harwood 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 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 Nightly News" and PBS' "Washington Week in Review," among other television and radio programs. Harwood has covered each of the last eight presidential elections.
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The Senate has invoked the so-called "nuclear option" to confirm Neil Gorsuch to fill the empty seat on the Supreme Court with just a majority vote. CNBC's John Harwood weighs in.
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CNBC's John Harwood reports on comments from House Speaker Paul Ryan on tax reform.
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CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest developments on the Republican's plans to revamp their previously canned health-care bill.
President Trump is on track to gain his Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch. CNBC's John Harwood reports.
Senate Democrats have enough votes to filibuster the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court. CNBC's John Harwood reports.
CNBC's Eamon Javers and John Harwood report what to watch for from Egypt President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's visit to the White House to meet with President Donald Trump and the upcoming meeting with China President Xi Jinping.
CNBC's John Harwood, Ylan Mui and Eamon Javers react to President Trump as he meets with the National Association of Manufacturers.