CNBC hires Washington reporter
Business news network CNBC announced Tuesday that Eamon Javers will be joining the network as a Washington reporter covering lobbying and regulatory affairs, effective June 14, based at CNBC’s Washington, D.C. bureau.
He will appear on CNBC’s Business Day programming and on CNBC.com.
“What happens in the nation’s capital is rapidly determining the future of our financial system, and with Eamon on board, CNBC is perfectly positioned to pierce the nexus of Washington and Wall Street,” said Nikhil Deogun, managing editor, CNBC Business Day programming, in a statement. “He is one of the most well-respected Washington reporters. We are excited that he will be bringing his smart, quick and in-depth insight to our viewers and readers.”
Previously, Javers was a White House reporter for Politico where he covered the intersection of Wall Street and Washington. There, he conducted investigations of the Administration’s financial bailouts and economic stimulus efforts, broke news about the presidency of Barack Obama and authored trend stories on Washington.
Prior to joining Politico, Javers was a Washington correspondent for BusinessWeek magazine where he wrote extensively about Washington lobbying and the Jack Abramoff scandal and unearthed previously unknown incidents of corporate espionage. Earlier, he was an on-air correspondent for CNBC, where he covered the intersection of business and politics. Javers’ articles have appeared in Fortune, Money, Congressional Quartery and Slate.com, among others. He began his career at The Hill, a weekly newspaper covering Congress.
“I’m thrilled to be joining the terrific team at CNBC,” said Javers in a statement. “Almost every day brings a fresh reminder of how much decisions made in Washington affect Wall Street and the economy, and I’m eager to get started helping to uncover and explain those decisions for CNBC’s viewers.”
Javers is author of the book “Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy: The Secret World of Corporate Espionage,” which revealed a never-before-reported CIA policy allowing active-duty officers to moonlight in the private sector.
Javers has appeared as an analyst on each of the major broadcast networks, all of the major cable television news networks, and PBS’ News Hour with Jim Lehrer, the BBC and National Public Radio. He is also a regular panelist on PBS’ Washington Week with Gwen Ifill.