Bob Woodward

The Washington Post

Bob Woodward is one of America’s pre-eminent investigative reporters and non-fiction authors. He has worked for The Washington Post since 1971 as a reporter, and is currently an associate editor.

While a young reporter in 1972, Woodward was teamed up with Carl Bernstein. The two did much, but not all, of the original news reporting on the Watergate scandal that led to numerous government investigations and the eventual resignation of President Richard Nixon. The Post was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1973 for its reporting of the Watergate scandal. Gene Roberts, former managing editor of The New York Times has called the work of Woodward and Bernstein “maybe the single greatest reporting effort of all time.”

He has won nearly every American journalism award. Woodward was the main reporter for the Post’s articles on the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks that won the National Affairs Pulitzer Prize in 2002. Woodward won the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency in 2003.

Woodward has authored or co-authored 17 non-fiction books, 12 of which became No. 1 best-sellers. These books include: “All the President’s Men” and “The Final Days,” both co-authored with Carl Bernstein; and “The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court,” co-authored with former staff writer Scott Armstrong. Other books include “Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi,” a book about comedian John Belushi and drugs in Hollywood; “Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA”; “The Commanders”; and “The Agenda: Inside The Clinton White House.” He followed with best-selling books on the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, particularly on their foreign policies and wars.

Woodward’s most recent book, “The Price of Politics,” was released on September 11, 2012.

Woodward joined The Washington Post in 1971 from the Montgomery County (Md.) Sentinel, where he had been a reporter. Previously, he served as a communications officer in the U.S. Navy. He received his bachelor’s degree in English and history from Yale University in 1965.