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John Harwood

John Harwood
CNBC Chief Washington Correspondent

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.


Follow John Harwood on Twitter @johnjharwood.

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  • Second Debate Crackles With Emotion Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 7:06 AM ET
    Second Debate Crackles With Emotion

    CNBC's John Harwood reports President Obama and Mitt Romney went toe-to-toe over jobs, energy and taxes, during last night's second presidential debate, which at times turned into angry cross talk.

  • Obama vs Romney: Who Won? Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 | 6:08 AM ET
    Obama vs Romney: Who Won?

    CNBC's John Harwood recaps last night's aggressive presidential debate, and highlights the key points where the candidates most notably disagree.

  • Presidential Debates: Round 2 Tonight Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 | 6:08 AM ET
    Presidential Debates: Round 2 Tonight

    CNBC's John Harwood provides a preview of tonight's presidential debate and the likely strategy of both candidates.

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