The media personality John Harwood is best known for working at the leading news channel, CNBC. More to that, he is best recognized for his outspoken nature and right attitude. For his outstanding interview with former U.S. President, Barack Obama, he received an Emmy Award nomination.
Harwood was born on 5th November 1956, in Louisville, Kentucky, United States to Richard Harwood, a reporter and contributor for The Louisville Times and The Washington Post. He is an American by his nationality and hails from white ethnicity/race. Other than that, he is a married man.
Harwood's Marital Relationship with Frankie Blackburn
John Harwood was in a happy marital relationship with Frankie Blackburn. The two married in a small, intimate ceremony held in Silver Spring, Maryland, where their relatives, as well as their family relatives, attended their wedding.
After a few years of nuptials, the couple started facing complications in their married life and citing irreconcilable differences, they officially divorced on 5th March 2010. However, the court grants custody of their three children to his then-wife.
Rumored to Affair with U.S. Senator
Upon the divorce with Blackburn, it was rumored that John is in a secret relationship with the Democratic Senator, Maria Cantwell. 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 towards his career-oriented works.
Criticism Arise during the Presidential Campaign
On 28th October 2015, John Harwood, as a moderator for CNBC, asked humiliating questions to the two parties for the Grand Old Party debate, which creates controversies in the media world.
Harwood asked the first question to the current U.S. president, Donald Trump asked that "he was running a comic book campaign or not?". He further asked, "How much longer are the Republicans going to hear to the debate moderators, which are assumed to be conservative opening?"
In response, the CNBC's senior vice president, Brian Steel, showed a statement where he said that the moderator's performance stood him on the debate with the Republicans National Committee.
Harwood further involved in criticism after John Podesta's email account was hacked when he was the chairman of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign from October to November 2016.
It was claimed that there were emails sent by John, where some critics also proclaimed that the two had a conspiracy and an improper level of closeness, including an email, received in May 2015. It was claimed that Harwood threatened Podesta in the message that former candidate, Ben Carson will represent to the Bill Clinton's presidential campaign.
Net Worth - $1 Million
CNBC correspondent, Harwood, has a fortune of $1 Million as of 2019. He also makes a handsome salary from his profession. According to Glassdoor, an experienced correspondent at CNBC earns $83,957.
Harwood recently served as a correspondent in 20 episodes of the news talk-show, Morning Joe, in which he got excessively excellent ratings by the viewers. Similarly, Mika Brzezinski also worked on the show.
Wrote a Notable Book
The prominent journalist, Harwood, wrote a book, "Pennsylvania Avenue: Profiles in Backroom Power: Making Washington Work Again" on 28th April 2009. The book is about two award-winning journalists who saw how political power works in the capital, Washington D.C., for example, how former U.S. president Obama get the real change in the United States.
The price of John's book is $8.99, including 50 used ($0.10), 21 new ($2.94), and nine collectible ($5.40) for hardcover. Likewise, it can also be purchased at $1.09, including 20 used ($1.09) and one collectible ($9.98).
Pursued in the Field of Journalism
The 62-year-old journalist, Harwood first started his journalism career as a reporter for the St. Petersburg Times in Florida. He later visited South Africa to cover the developments in the final years of Apartheid.
John further became the White House correspondent for the business-related international daily newspaper, The Wall Street Journal in 1991. He covered the George H. W. Bush administration story and subsequently worked as a Capitol Hill correspondent.
Check out the interview with John Harwood
In March 2006, John worked as a chief Washington correspondent for CNBC and frequently appeared on a public affairs program, Washington Week on PBS network. He also appears in many news talk-shows, including Meet the Press, Nightly Business Report, Weekend Today, and many more.
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