Bob Woodward

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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 the lead reporter for the Post’s articles on the aftermath of the September 11 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 national nonfiction bestsellers. Twelve have been #1 national bestsellers – more than any contemporary non-fiction author.

Woodward was born March 26, 1943, in Illinois. He graduated from Yale University in 1965 and served five years 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.

Selected Publications

All the President’s Men (1974) and The Final Days (1976), both Watergate books, co-authored with Bernstein

The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court (1979), co-authored with Scott Armstrong

Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi (1984)

Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-1987 (1987)

The Commanders (1991) on the first Bush administration and the Gulf War

The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House (1994)

Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate (1999)

Bush at War (2002)

Plan of Attack (2004)

State of Denial: Bush at War Part III (2006)

Obama’s Wars (2010)

The Price of Politics (2012)

The Last of the President’s Men (2015)

His latest book is Fear: Trump in the White House (2018)