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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CNBC's John Harwood reports on the release of a new letter from Donald Trump's doctor regarding his health records.
CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest on the race to the White House ahead of Donald Trump's speech at the Economic Club of New York.
CNBC's John Harwood reports Hillary Clinton appeared unsteady after leaving a 9/11 memorial and cancelled her trip to California as polls show a close race in battleground states with Republican rival Donald Trump.
CNBC's John Harwood takes a look at what could be the worst day for those looking for a viable third party presidential candidate.
CNBC's John Harwood weighs in on Hillary Clinton's latest press conference.
CNBC's John Harwood provides highlights from the Commander-in-chief forum and President Obama's speech in Laos where he talked trade in Asia and slammed Donald Trump.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on communications between Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton regarding email and servers.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on the FBI's release of its interview with Hillary Clinton over her email server.