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John Harwood Biography

John Harwood is an American journalist who, as of February 2021, is the White House Correspondent for CNN. Harwood formerly worked for CNBC as an editor-at-large. He was a writer to The New York Times and the top Washington correspondent for CNBC. He writes a weekly piece about Washington politics and policy called “The Caucus,” which was published on Monday. He worked for The Wall Street Journal before joining The New York Times.


How old is John Harwood? – Age

Harwood was born November 5, 1956, in Louisville, Kentucky, Unites States. He is 65 years as of 2021.

Where did John Harwood go to school? – Education

Harwood first featured in a television ad for Kennedy’s 1968 campaign when he was 11 years old. Harwood attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High Student, where he was the editor of The Tattler, the school newspaper. Harwood was the graduation speaker for the 2010 graduating class of the high school. Harwood’s first journalism job was as a copy boy for the Washington Star while he was in high school. Harwood went to Duke University. Harwood attended Duke University, studying history and economics there. He graduated magna cum laude in 1978.

John Harwood Wife – Family

Richard Harwood, Harwood’s father, worked for The Louisville Times and The Washington Post as a reporter and writer. Harwood’s mother was an enthusiastic supporter of Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign in 1968, according to John Harwood’s essay in The Washington Post (April 30, 2000, page B4).

John Harwood the CNBC journalist
John Harwood the CNBC journalist

John Harwood Wife

Frankie Blackburn was John Harwood’s wife, and they had a happy marriage. The couple married in Silver Spring, Maryland, in a modest, private ceremony attended by their relatives. After a few years of marriage, the couple began to have problems in their marriage, and alleging irreconcilable differences, they divorced on March 5, 2010. The court, on the other hand, gives his then-wife custody of their three children.                                                                                                                                                                                                              Following his divorce from Blackburn, it was reported that John is having an affair with Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell. The two were first spotted on The Daily Rundown in March 2010, according to The New York Times. The two first seen on the show, The Daily Rundown in March 2010, reported by The New York Post. During an interview with Harwood, he said they were discussing the financial documents to overtake the previous projects, related to the senator. Fortunately, the rumors turned out to be true when he requested a press reporter to hide the story about his dating with Cantwell. The couple, however, failed to handle their secret love affair and split apart. Currently, Harwood is living a single and concentrated on his career-oriented works.

What is Harwood  Salary?

He has a salary of $83,957.

Harwood  Net Worth

His net worth is $1 million.

Harwood Career

Harwood joined the St. Petersburg Times in Florida after graduating from college, working in Tampa Bay, Tallahassee, and Washington. He traveled to South Africa in the latter years of apartheid to report on events there. From 1989 to 1990, he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. In 1991, Harwood joined the Wall Street Journal as a White House correspondent, covering the George H. W. Bush administration. He went on to become a Capitol Hill journalist and, in 1997, the newspaper’s political editor and chief political correspondent. In March 2006, Harwood was named chief Washington reporter for CNBC. Harwood has been on NBC’s Meet the Press and MSNBC’s Morning Joe, as well as Washington Week, a current affairs show on PBS that was previously hosted by Gwen Ifill. Tim Russert’s last filmed interview for his MSNBC namesake interview program, which was to broadcast the weekend of June 14, 2008, only hours before Russert’s death, included him and co-author Gerald Seib.

Controversy and criticism

On October 28, 2015, Harwood served as a moderator for CNBC’s Republican primary presidential debate. Harwood’s performance as moderator was panned by both the debate contestants and the media. After John Podesta, the then-chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, had his personal email account hacked and the contents published by the website Wikileaks in October and November 2016, Harwood faced even more criticism. Several emails from Harwood, including one from May 2015 in which Harwood told Podesta that then-candidate Ben Carson might cause “serious difficulty” for the Clinton campaign, were among the emails that some critics argued suggested an inappropriate degree of intimacy or cooperation between the two. Harwood also asked Podesta the questions he should ask Republican contender Jeb Bush during a debate, according to the emails. Harwood 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.