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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CNBC's John Harwood rerpots the highlights of the joint press conference at the White House between President Donald Trump and Romania President Klaus Iohannis.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on President Trump's remarks during infrastructure week and his tweets surrounding the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing yesterday.
CNBC's John Harwood discusses President Trump's remarks about investing in the country's infrastructure development.
CNBC's John Harwood reports President Trump tweets "complete vindication" after James Comey's testimony, while Comey testified; you can't "cherry-pick" the facts at the hearing.
CNBC's John Harwood reports highlights from former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, and response from President Trump's lawyer.
Could Donald Trump's days in office be numbered? Here's how his Russia scandal compares with what brought down Richard Nixon.
The president of the United States appears not to have personal convictions in any normal sense, says CNBC's John Harwood.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on President Trump's tweets about his insistence on getting his travel ban in the wake of the London terror attacks.
With the House GOP's health-care bill "dead on arrival" in the Senate, Republicans have few paths forward.
Hugh Hewitt, Washington Post contributing columnist and conservative radio host, weighs in on Hillary Clinton's discussion at the Code Conference. With CNBC's John Harwood.