- Date of Birth:
- November 5, 1956
John Harwood (born on November 5, 1956 in Louisville, Kentucky) is an American journalist. John grew up in the Maryland suburbs outside of Washington D.C He began his journalism career in high school, working as a copy-boy for the Washington Star. He studied history and economics at Duke University and graduated magna cum laude in 1978. He got work at the St. Petersburg Times, reporting on crime and local politics. As his career progressed, he became a Washington correspondent and a political editor. His assignments covered everything from presidential campaigns to unrest in the South Africa apartheid regime. John worked for the Wall Street Journal in 1991 and joined CNBC in 2006. A year later, he began writing for the New York Times. John has been featured on Meet The Press, NBC Nightly News and various other MSNBC programs. He hosts CNBC’s Digital video series, Speakeasy. In 2015, he was tapped to be the main moderator of the third 2016 Republican presidential debate, along with Becky Quick and Carl Quintanilla.
Best Known For:
John Harwood is best known as journalist and political commentator.
John’s father, Richard Harwood, was a reporter and writer for Louisville Times and The Washington Post. His mother was an active campaigner for the Robert F. Kennedy presidential campaign. At age 11, John appeared in a TV ad for RFK. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.