Bob Woodward is a journalist and an author (non-fiction). He is of American nationality and was born on 26th of March 1943. Since 1971 he worked as a reporter for Washington Post, and at the moment he is an editor for the Post.
During 1972 Bob Woodward teamed up with Carl Bernstein and did most of the reporting on the scandal that happened in Watergate, which led to many government investigations and eventually the resignation of Richard Nixon, the president. He has written 18-bestselling books based on American politics, 12 of these books where even on the best–sellers list.
The Watergate scandal was one of the biggest stories that Woodward experienced only months into his new post as reporter. He was tipped off about a burglary at the Democratic National Committee headquarters. This is where him and Carl started investigative journalism. The break-in was connected to people higher up within President Richard Nixon’s administration.
The Washington post was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service with regards to the Watergate coverage. In 1974 he worked on the book “President’s Men” about the Watergate scandal and later worked on the book “The Final Days” relating to president Nixon’s resignation. He continued to work on several other novels which he published and co-authored.
Career and Life
Bob Woodward was born in Geneva, Illinois. His father Alfred Eno Woodward II, chief judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court and his mother Jane (née Upshur) are resident of Wheaton Illinois. Woodward registered at Yale College with a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship (NROTC). He studied history and English literature, as well as joined a fraternity called Phi Gamma Delta. During his time at Yale College he also became a prominent member of the Book and Snake society.
In 1965 he graduated with a B.A. Degree and served a 5-year duty in the United States Navy. Once he was discharged from his post as lieutenant in August of 1970, he applied for a job as a reporter for the Washington Post. He did however ponder about attending
law school, but chose to take a 2 week trail at the Post while taking graduate courses atGeorge Washington University. The post to no avail did not hire him, due to lack of experience. Woodward spent a year working for Montgomery Sentinel and was hired in 1971 as a reporter for the Washington Post at last. He currently lives in Georgetown, Washington D.C with his wife Elsa Walsh.
He has been married 3 times, his first marriage was to Frances Kuper from 1974 to 1979 and then married Elsa Walsh for the third time in 1989. No information regarding his second marriage is provided. Elsa Walsh is an author of the book “Divided Lives: The Public and Private Struggles of Three American Women”, as well as a writer for the New Yorker. Woodward has two children, both daughters – Taliesin, born 1976 and Diana, born 1996. Bob Woodward is estimated to have a net worth of $5 million as of 2016.