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 reports on OMB Director Mick Mulvaney's remarks on tax rates for the wealthy.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on the heated exchange between White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller and a reporter at a press briefing following President Trump's RAISE Act speech.
At the White House announcement on the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act (RAISE Act), President Donald Trump speaks about his ongoing agenda items.
CNBC's John Harwood and Kayla Tausche report the details of President Donald Trump's announcement on the Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment Act (RAISE Act) and a statement about the Russia sanctions bill.
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U.S. officials scramble to come up with options in dealing with the North Korea threat. Here are three possible tactics.
CNBC's Kayla Tausche and John Harwood report the latest on now former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci's ouster by the Trump administration.
CNBC's John Harwood reports on comments about health-care reform made by President Trump at a speech to law enforcement in Long Island, New York.
Intense partisanship threatens governing for the Republican-controlled Congress and White House.
A tiny fraction of Americans has seen costs sharply increase because of Obamacare. Liberal and conservative experts alike place the number well below 10m.