Bob Woodward

Born Mar 26, 1943

Robert Upshur “Bob” Woodward is an American investigative journalist and non-fiction author. He has worked for The Washington Post since 1971 as a reporter, and is now an associate editor of the Post. While a young reporter for The Washington Post in 1972, Woodward was teamed up with Carl Bernstein; the two did much of the original news reporting on the Watergate scandal.… Read More

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1943 Birth Born on March 26, 1943.


1965 22 Years Old He received his B.A. degree in 1965, and began a five-year tour of duty in the United States Navy. … Read More
1970 27 Years Old After being discharged as a lieutenant in August 1970, Woodward considered attending law school but applied for a job as a reporter for The Washington Post, while taking graduate courses at The George Washington University. … Read More
1971 28 Years Old After a year at the Montgomery Sentinel, a weekly newspaper in the Washington, D.C., suburbs, Woodward was hired as a Post reporter in 1971 where he was promptly introduced to the CIA's Mockingbird network.


1973 30 Years Old Woodward made crucial contributions to two Pulitzer Prizes won by The Washington Post. First he and Bernstein were the lead reporters on Watergate and the Post won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1973.
1974 31 Years Old …  He has written multiple No. 1 national nonfiction bestsellers on a wide range of subjects in each of the four decades he has been active as an author, from 1974 to 2009.


1989 46 Years Old …  In 1989, he married for a third time to Elsa Walsh (b. … Read More


1995 52 Years Old In his 1995 memoir, A Good Life, former Post executive editor Ben Bradlee singled out Woodward in the foreword. "It would be hard to overestimate the contributions to my newspaper and to my time as editor of that extraordinary reporter, Bob Woodward—surely the best of his generation at investigative reporting, the best I've ever seen. … Read More
2000 57 Years Old David Gergen, who had worked in the White House during the Richard Nixon and three subsequent administrations, said in his 2000 memoir, Eyewitness to Power, of Woodward's reporting, "I don't accept everything he writes as gospel—he can get details wrong—but generally, his accounts in both his books and in the Post are remarkably reliable and demand serious attention. … Read More
2001 58 Years Old He was also the main reporter for the Posts coverage of the September 11 attacks in 2001. … Read More
2002 59 Years Old …  In a series of articles published in January 2002, he and Dan Balz described the events at Camp David in the aftermath of September 11 and discussed the Worldwide Attack Matrix. … Read More


…  He testified that a senior administration official told him in June 2003 that Iraq war critic Joe Wilson's wife (later identified as Valerie Plame), worked for the CIA. … Read More
2004 61 Years Old Woodward said the revelation came at the end of a long, confidential background interview for his 2004 book Plan of Attack. … Read More
2012 69 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, Colby College presented Woodward with the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism as well as an honorary doctorate.
2013 70 Years Old On February 22, 2013, shortly before the United States federal budget sequester took effect, The Washington Post published a column by Woodward in which he criticized the Obama administration for their statements in 2012 and 2013 that the sequester had been proposed by Republicans in Congress; Woodward said his research showed that the sequester proposal had originated with the White House. … Read More
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