27 Facts About Carl Bernstein


Carl Milton Bernstein is an American investigative journalist and author.


Carl Bernstein has done reporting for television and opinion commentary.


Carl Bernstein is the author or co-author of seven books: All the President's Men, The Final Days, and The Secret Man, with Bob Woodward; His Holiness: John Paul II and the History of Our Time, with Marco Politi; Loyalties; A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton; and Chasing History, a memoir of his early years in journalism.


Carl Bernstein was born to a secular Jewish family in Washington, DC, the son of Sylvia and Alfred Carl Bernstein.


Carl Bernstein attended Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he worked as circulation and exchange manager for the school's newspaper Silver Chips.


Carl Bernstein began his journalism career at the age of 16 when he became a copyboy for The Washington Star and moved "quickly through the ranks".


However, Carl Bernstein was dismissed from the university after the fall 1964 semester for bad grades.


In 1965, Carl Bernstein left the Star to become a full-time reporter for the Elizabeth Daily Journal in New Jersey.


In 1966, Carl Bernstein left New Jersey and began reporting for The Washington Post, where he covered every aspect of local news and became known as one of the paper's best writing stylists.


Carl Bernstein was the first to suspect that President Nixon was involved, and he found a laundered check that linked Nixon to the burglary.


Carl Bernstein left the Post in 1977 and expanded into other areas due to his reputation from the Watergate reporting.


Carl Bernstein joined broadcast news in a high growth period.


Carl Bernstein worked at ABC, CNN, and CBS as a political commentator, and was a spokesman in various television commercials.


Carl Bernstein began investigating the secret cooperation between the CIA and American media during the Cold War.


Carl Bernstein spent a year in his research, which was published as a 25,000-word article in Rolling Stone magazine.


Between 1980 and 1984, Carl Bernstein was the network's Washington Bureau Chief and then a senior correspondent.


Two years after leaving ABC News, Carl Bernstein released the book Loyalties: A Son's Memoir, in which he revealed that his parents had been members of the Communist Party of America.


In 1992, for Time, Carl Bernstein wrote a cover story publicizing the alliance between Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan.


Carl Bernstein wrote in the 1996 book that the Pope's role in supporting Solidarity in his native Poland, and his geopolitical dexterity combined with enormous spiritual influence, was a principal factor in the downfall of communism in Europe.


In 1992, Carl Bernstein wrote a cover story for The New Republic magazine indicting modern journalism for its sensationalism and celebration of gossip over real news.


In 2012, Carl Bernstein spoke at a rally of People's Mujahedin of Iran, an opposition Iranian organization that had previously been listed as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the United States, reportedly receiving a payment for his speech.


Carl Bernstein has been married three times, first to a fellow reporter at The Washington Post, Carol Honsa; then to writer and director Nora Ephron from 1976 to 1980; and since 2003 to the former model Christine Kuehbeck.


Carl Bernstein was portrayed by Dustin Hoffman in the film version of All the President's Men and by Bruce McCulloch in the 1999 comedy film Dick.


Carl Bernstein was rebellious, which led to him failing out of college.


Carl Bernstein was ten months further along in his career than Woodward when the scandal broke out.


Carl Bernstein met his Deep Throat source secretly to get as much information as possible.


However, Carl Bernstein was the first of the pair to think that the Watergate case could be related to President Richard Nixon.