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. The media speaker 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, one of the most requested media speakers, has authored or co-authored 17 books, all of which have been national non-fiction best sellers. Woodward’s most recent book, The Last of the President’s Men, where he reveals the untold story of Alexander Butterfield, the Nixon aide who disclosed the secret White House taping system that changed history and led to Nixon’s resignation.
Woodward’s other books include: 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); 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); and Obama’s Wars (2010), The Price of Politics (2013).
As a media speaker, Woodward pulls the curtain back on Washington and its leaders to captivate the audiences with stories that are sometimes surprising, at times shocking, and always fascinating. He blends stories that are both up-to-the-minute and from the past (to provide historical context). Woodward speaks as he writes - crisp and concise - and helps people get behind the spin to understand what's really going on in the halls of power in an age of 24-hour news, social media and snarky politics.
Woodward was born in Illinois. The media speaker 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.
“Bob Woodward was gracious, powerful, pithy, kind, fascinating, funny and just so wonderful.”
“Yesterday was great! I think most people here appreciated the opportunity to spend a day with arguably the greatest investigative journalist of all time. Bob Woodward was very good with the kids, and his sense of humor kept the adults relaxed as well. We were all amazed at just how much Bob knows about the last few Presidents. My students had seen All the President's Men the night before so they had fun comparing Bob with a young Robert Redford.”
“Bob Woodward’s format was perfect for engaging the audience. We filled the venue to its capacity!”
“Bob Woodward was great! He was fascinating and he provided an interactive discussion. We were all thrilled!”