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Bob Woodward

Author and Investigative Reporter Bob Woodward

Full Name: Robert Upshur Woodward
Profession: Author and Investigative Reporter

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Bob Woodward rose to prominence as an investigative journalist working alongside Carl Bernstein, on the Watergate Scandal that would lead to President Richard Nixon's resignation. Working for "The Washington Post" under editor Ben Bradlee Woodward was famous for his use of anonymous sources, the most famous of all he called "Deep Throat".

Woodward and Bernstein went on to publish their work on the scandal in the book "All the President's Men", which became a No. 1 bestseller and later made into a critically acclaimed movie starring Robert Redwood as Woodward and Dustin Hoffman as Bernstein.

Woodward has continued to work for "The Washington Post" and to publish a wide range of bestselling books on subjects such as John Belushi, George W. Bush and Donald Trump's White House. He was a major contributor to work by "The Washington Post" that received two Pulitzer Prizes and has won many other journalism prizes.

Born: March 26, 1943
Birthplace: Geneva, Illinois, USA
Age: 78 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aries

Historical Events

  • 1974-06-15 "All the President's Men" by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward detailing their Watergate investigation is published by Simon and Schuster in the US
  • 1976-04-09 "All the President's Men", directed by Alan J. Pakula, based on the non-fiction book by journalists Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward detailing their Watergate investigation, starring Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford, is released
  • 2018-09-11 "Fear: Trump in the White House" by Bob Woodward is published by Simon and Schuster
  • 2020-09-09 Donald Trump purposely downplayed the pandemic in early 2020 to avoid panic according to Bob Woodward's new book "Rage"