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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It was a very big night for the front runners, but every candidate got to have their say. Here's a selection of some of the best soundbites of the night.
Billionaire Donald Trump discusses his amazing evening then turns his attention to Marco Rubio, saying he's gotta be able to win something.
Dr. Ben Carson says the U.S. has reached a crossroads, and voters need to decide what they want this country to be.
Former New York Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses supporters in Florida.
Republican Governor John Kasich tells his supporters he will beat Donald Trump in the state of Ohio.
Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders speaks to supporters from his home state of Vermont.
CNBC's John Harwood looks at the results from tonight's Super Tuesday primaries.
CNBC's John Harwood reports that Ted Cruz is projected to be the winner in his home state of Texas, and neighboring Oklahoma, but Donald Trump won in five other states, including Massachusetts, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. And Hillary Clinton had a very good night on the Democratic side, winning all but Vermont and Oklahoma, which went to Bernie Sanders.
Hillary Clinton continued to win in the South. And Republican front runner Donald Trump had a good night, as well, even though Ted Cruz managed to hold his home state and win Oklahoma. The focus now shifts to the Midwest.
NBC News projects Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton will defeat Bernie Sanders in Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia, but Sanders is the projected winner in Vermont. CNBC's John Harwood reports on the twelve states holding primaries or caucusus on Super Tuesday.