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Bob Woodward is an American journalist and author best known for his reporting of the Watergate scandal. Born in 1943 in Illinois, he studied history and English literature at Yale University before serving in the Navy for five years. After being discharged in 1970, he began working as a reporter, first at the Montgomery Sentinel and then, a year later, at The Washington Post.
It was during his time at The Washington Post that Woodward would come to national prominence. Along with Carl Bernstein, Woodward was assigned to report on the 1972 burglary of the Democratic National Committee headquarters. Their reporting would become the first to detail the scandal of Richard Nixon’s re-election committee’s dirty tricks.
Woodward and Bernstein went on to write a book about the scandal and their reporting of it. All the President’s Men, published in 1974, would be adapted for film in 1976. The book referred to the journalists’ informant, known as Deep Throat. After the family of former FBI Associate Director W. Mark Felt identified him as the informant, Woodward published an additional book, The Secret Man, in 2005.
Throughout his career, Woodward has published 16 non-fiction books. Of these, twelve have been number one best sellers. These have included 1984’s Wired, which covered the death of John Belushi and drugs in Hollywood, and 2002’s Bush at War, which reported on the September 11 attacks and the war in Afghanistan.
Woodward’s writing has earned him a number of awards, including two Pulitzer Prizes, and almost every American journalism award.