John Harwood

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John Harwood
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John Harwood, June 24, 2007
Born (1956-11-05) November 5, 1956 (age 58)[1]
Louisville, Kentucky
Ethnicity Caucasian
Occupation Journalist
Family Richard Harwood (father)

John Harwood (born November 5, 1956) is an American journalist who is the chief Washington Correspondent for CNBC.[2] He is also a writer for The New York Times. He writes a weekly column entitled "The Caucus" that appears on Monday about Washington politics and policy. Before joining the Times, he wrote for The Wall Street Journal.


A 1978 magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, Harwood has also served as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He frequently appears on Washington Week, a public affairs program on PBS hosted by Gwen Ifill,[3] as well as NBC's Meet the Press, and MSNBC's Morning Joe. He went to Bethesda Chevy Chase High School where he was the commencement speaker of the graduating class of 2010.[4]

Harwood's father, Richard Harwood, was a reporter and writer for the Louisville Times and The Washington Post. According to John Harwood's article in The Washington Post (April 30, 2000, page B4), Harwood's mother was an active campaigner for the presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 and Harwood, at age 11, appeared in a TV ad for Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 campaign.

Harwood, along with co-author Gerald Seib, were Tim Russert's guests in Russert's last taped interview for Russert's MSNBC eponymous interview program, which was to air the weekend of June 14, 2008, just hours before Russert's death.[5]


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