Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist & Author

Bob Woodward

About the Speaker

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 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, emails 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. Providing verbatim, day-by-day, even hour-by-hour accounts, the book shows what really happened, what drove the debates, negotiations and struggles that define and will continue to define the American future. 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) 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)

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.