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Legendary Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Journalist Author and Associate Editor, The Washington Post
Why Book Bob Woodward?
- With Carl Bernstein, Woodward uncovered the Watergate scandal
- Author, 13 #1 bestsellers – more than any contemporary nonfiction writer – 19 bestsellers in all
- Iconic investigative journalist; winner of nearly every American journalism award, including two Pulitzers
- Reporter-historian with an aggressive but fair and non-partisan reputation for digging deep to uncover Washington’s secrets. Gives audiences unvarnished look at Washington politics and leaders
- “Woodward has established himself as the best reporter of our time. He may be the best reporter of all time.” – Bob Schieffer, CBS News Face the Nation*Photo Credit Lisa Berg
Bob Woodward gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein uncovered the Watergate scandal in 1973. Since then, he’s worked to shine a light on the inner-workings of secret government. Woodward’s non-partisan revelations to readers and speech audiences provide a view of Washington they’ll never get elsewhere. Woodward has written about the last nine U.S. presidents and chronicled how the power of the presidency has evolved. He is author of 19 bestselling books – 13 were #1 – more than any contemporary nonfiction writer. His latest bestseller, Fear: Trump in the White House, is the deepest dive ever made into the first months of any American president. In his speeches, Woodward looks at the expanding powers of the presidency and how this president and administration are governing. He can also compare and contrast the nine presidents he’s covered and their impact on history. And finally, he can assess the role of the media and how well it is (or isn’t) doing its job. Audiences will be awe-struck by insights from this living journalistic legend. Currently associate editor for The Washington Post where he’s worked since 1971, Bob Woodward has won nearly every American journalism award including two Pulitzers.
3 Video(s) By This Presenter
Bob Woodward – The Situation Room
Bob Woodward – Gerald Ford, The Courage to Lead
Bob Woodward – The New Order of American Politics
1 Programs By This Presenter
The coronavirus has disrupted the American political and economic landscape. What did it reveal about America’s ability to handle in a true crisis? What happens in the next crisis? After nearly 50 years of reporting on the last nine presidents—from Nixon to Trump—two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Bob Woodward provides an in-depth, non-partisan, fact-driven analysis of the state of the American presidency and how crisis leads to expansion of presidential powers. The powers of the presidency had already evolved prior to Donald Trump’s election – with each previous president expanding the influence of the office in their own ways. Once in office, President Trump took unprecedented steps to accelerate the expansion of presidential powers, governing in ways Americans are not used to. Wherever legendary Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward goes, people ask what this precedent means for America’s future.
“Bob Woodward KILLED IT yesterday. Most popular speaker we’ve ever had at this event. Thanks for a great suggestion! Now … how are we going to top it next year?!?”
— National Automobile Dealers Association
“Over the moon! One of our founding members at the banquet the last night said, ‘I’ve been attending these meetings for 30 years. This was by far the best ever. None of the others even come close.’ Survey results are already coming in and the results are off the charts.”
— SCG Legal
“Standing ovations are a rarity at our meetings. You were terrific. Keep up the great work!”
— Human Resource Policy Association
“Mr. Woodward was wonderful. The group loved him. I knew he was an icon but I didn’t realize how enchanted everyone would become with him. It was like Mick Jagger was at our event or a President.”
— Stable Value Investment Association