33 Facts About Bob Woodward


Robert Upshur Woodward was born on March 26,1943 and is an American investigative journalist.


Bob Woodward started working for The Washington Post as a reporter in 1971 and now holds the title of associate editor.


Bob Woodward continued to work for The Washington Post after his reporting on Watergate.


Bob Woodward has written 21 books on American politics and current affairs, 13 of which have topped best-seller lists.


Bob Woodward was raised in nearby Wheaton, Illinois, and educated at Wheaton Community High School, a public high school in the same town.


Bob Woodward's parents divorced when he was twelve, and he and his brother and sister were raised by their father, who subsequently remarried.


Bob Woodward said he would protect Deep Throat's identity until the man died or allowed his name to be revealed.


Bob Woodward immediately confirmed the veracity of this claim and subsequently published a book, titled The Secret Man, that detailed his relationship with Felt.


Bob Woodward believed the Bush administration's claims of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction prior to the war.


In 2008, as a part of the Talks at Google series, Bob Woodward, who was interviewed by Google CEO Eric Schmidt, said that he had a fourth book in his Bush at War series in the making.


Bob Woodward then added jokingly that his wife had told him that she would kill him if he decides to write a fifth in the series.


On November 14,2005, Bob Woodward gave a two-hour deposition to Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald.


Bob Woodward testified that a senior administration official told him in June 2003 that Iraq war critic Joe Wilson's wife, worked for the CIA as a WMD analyst, not as an undercover operative.


Bob Woodward appears to have been the first reporter to learn about her employment from a government source.


The deposition was reported in The Washington Post on November 16,2005, and was the first time Bob Woodward revealed publicly that he had any special knowledge about the case.


Bob Woodward said the revelation came at the end of a long, confidential background interview for his 2004 book Plan of Attack.


Bob Woodward did not reveal the official's disclosure at the time because it did not strike him as important.


Part of what remains to be uncovered is how Bob Woodward was played by the Bush team, and what they thought they were doing by leaking to him, as well as what he did with the dubious information he got.


Bob Woodward focuses on the presidency, intelligence, and Washington institutions such as the US Supreme Court, The Pentagon, and the Federal Reserve.


Bob Woodward wrote the book Wired, about the Hollywood drug culture and the death of comic John Belushi.


In 2018, Bob Woodward announced participation in an online class on investigative journalism.


Several other sources indicated that Bob Woodward had expressed the line as an intended threat.


Bob Woodward said: "I've been flooded with emails from people in the press saying this is exactly the way the White House works, they are trying to control and they don't want to be challenged or crossed".


Bob Woodward was the main reporter for the Posts coverage of the September 11 attacks in 2001.


Bob Woodward has authored or co-authored 20 nonfiction books in the past 35 years.


In 2001, Bob Woodward won the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.


Bob Woodward often uses unnamed sources in his reporting for the Post and in his books.


We all admire heroes, but Bob Woodward's books teach us that those who rise to leadership are precisely those who take care to abjure heroism for themselves.


Bob Woodward was commanding speaking fees "rang[ing] from $15,000 to $60,000" and donating them to his personal foundation, the Bob Woodward Walsh Foundation, which donated to charities including Sidwell Friends School.


Washington Post policy prohibits "speaking engagements without permission from department heads" but Bob Woodward insisted that the policy is "fuzzy and ambiguous".


Bob Woodward directed a graduate program in journalism at Columbia University for six years before becoming an editor for The Trace.


Bob Woodward has co-authored or authored thirteen No 1 national bestselling non-fiction books.


Bob Woodward co-wrote the 1986 NBC made-for-TV film Under Siege about a series of terrorist attacks in the United States.