Bob Woodward

Since 1971, Bob Woodward has worked for The Washington Post where he is currently an associate editor. He and Carl Bernstein were the main reporters on the Watergate scandal for which The Post won the Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Woodward was also the lead reporter for The Post’s articles on the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that won the National Affairs Pulitzer Prize in 2002. In 2004, Bob Schieffer of CBS News said, “Woodward has established himself as the best reporter of our time. He may be the best reporter of all time.”

Woodward has authored or co-authored 17 books, all of which have been national non-fiction best sellers. His most recent book,“The Price of Politics” (September, 2012), is based on 18 months of reporting and is an intimate, documented examination of how President Obama and the highest profile Republican and Democratic leaders in the United States Congress attempted to restore the American economy and improve the federal government’s fiscal condition. Drawn from memos, contemporaneous meeting notes, e-mails and in-depth interviews with the central players, the book addresses the key issue of the presidential and congressional campaigns, the condition of the American economy and how and why we got here. Among Woodward’s other books are “All the President’s Men” (1974) and “The Final Days” (1976), accounts that chronicled Woodward’s and Bernstein’s investigative reporting into the Watergate break-in and ensuing scandal that led to the  resignation of President Richard Nixon. He also recently wrote “Obama’s Wars,” published in 2010, an intimate and sweeping portrait of President Barack Obama at work with his team.

A native of Illinois, Woodward is a 1965 graduate of Yale University and served five years in the United States Navy as a communications officer in the United States Navy before beginning his journalism career at the Montgomery County (Maryland) Sentinel, where he was a reporter for one year before joining The Post.


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