John Harwood Wiki – John Harwood Biography
John Harwood is a CNN White House correspondent covering the Biden administration. Previously, he served as CNBC’s Chief Washington Correspondent from 2006 to 2019. He has offered political analysis for The New York Times, NBC, MSNBC, NPR, and PBS. He has covered each of the last nine presidential elections.
During the 2008 campaign, he broke the news that Republican nominee John McCain had selected Sarah Palin as his running mate. He received an Emmy nomination for his live CNBC town hall with President Barack Obama in 2010. He also moderated Republican presidential debates on CNBC in 2011 and 2015. He is the co-author, with Gerald F. Seib, of Pennsylvania Avenue: Profiles in Backroom Power.
Prior to CNBC, he joined The Wall Street Journal as a White House correspondent in 1991, covering the presidency of George H. W. Bush. Later he reported on Congress before becoming The Wall Street Journal’s political editor and chief political correspondent in 1997. He contributed to Journal coverage of terrorist attacks against the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, for which the newspaper’s staff received the Pulitzer Prize.
Before joining The Wall Street Journal, he worked at The St. Petersburg Times, where he reported 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 traveled extensively in South Africa to cover deepening unrest against the apartheid regime.
He has been in and around journalism all his life. His first trip on a presidential campaign plane came when he accompanied his father, then a political reporter for The Washington Post, at age 11. In high school, he began his own career as a student journalist and as a copy boy at The Washington Star.
He graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, where he edited the school newspaper, The Tattler. He studied history and economics at Duke University, graduating magna cum laude in 1978. In 1989, he was named a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, where he spent the 1989-90 academic year.
John Harwood Age
He was born on November 5, 1956, in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. He grew up in the Maryland suburbs outside of the nation’s capital.
John Harwood Parents
His father, Richard Harwood, was a reporter and writer for The Louisville Times and The Washington Post while his mother was an active campaigner for the presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.
John Harwood Controversy
He was a moderator for CNBC’s Republican primary presidential debate on October 28, 2015. He was criticized by both the debate candidates and the media for his performance as moderator.
He saw further criticism after the personal email account of John Podesta, who was then chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, was hacked and had its contents published by the website WikiLeaks in October and November 2016. Among the emails were several from him that some critics said indicated an unprofessional level of closeness or collusion between the two, including an email from May 2015 in which he warned Podesta that then-candidate Ben Carson could represent “real trouble” to the Clinton campaign. The emails also revealed that he had asked Podesta which questions he should ask Republican candidate Jeb Bush during a debate.
He drew scrutiny from conservative critics on February 6, 2020, when he claimed that President Donald Trump was in “deep psychological distress” following his press conference after the U.S. Senate voted to acquit him on both articles of impeachment.