Bob Woodward Biography and Wiki
Bob Woodward is an American top investigative journalist who currently works for Washington Post as an associate editor. Woodward is famously known for investigating the Watergate scandal.
Bob Woodward Age
Born in 1943, Woodward is 77 years old as of 2020 and he celebrates his birthday every 26th March of every year.
Bob Woodward Height and Weight
He is 1.79 meters tall and weighs in at around 80kg.
Bob Woodward Nationality
Woodward is an American citizen of English descent.
Bob Woodward Skin Complexion
He is white with dark and grey hair.
Bob Woodward Family and Siblings
Son to Jane and Alfred E. Woodard, Woodward was born and raised in Geneva, Illinois. His father served as a chief judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court. His parents, later on, came to divorce when he was about 12 years of age.
Woodward has two siblings, a brother and a sister. After their parents divorced, he and his siblings were raised by their father who got remarried later on in his life.
Bob Woodward Education Background
Woodward attended a public high school known as Wheaton Community High school. After completing high school, he joined Yale College under the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship.
At Yale College, he studied History and English Literature. He completed his degree program around the year 1965 and got awarded a B.A degree.
He continued his education after five years. He joined George Washington University where he took a course in Shakespeare and international relations.
Bob Woodward Wife and Children
Bob has been married three times and divorced twice. His first wife was Kathleen Middlekauff, who is currently an English Professor at the University of Washington. It is believed that Kathleen was his high school teacher. They stayed in their marriage for about three years before departing ways.
In 1974, Woodward got into his second marriage with Frances Kuper, whom he later divorced in 1979. His third marriage came in 1989 to Elsa Walsh, an author of “The New Yorker.”
Bob Woodward Career
Woodward has turned out to be one of the most outstanding investigative journalists of all time. With over four decades in his career, he has indeed left a great legacy over time. Here is his career timeline:
- Woodward began his career working as a Post reporter for the Montgomery Sentinel, a newspaper in Washington D.C in 1971.
- During his career, Woodward has covered various scandals that have brought to the limelight dirty tricks:
Investigations of the Watergate scandal are among the most famous investigative journalism in USA history. Through a secret informant, Woodward was able to garner President Nixon’s re-election committee several political dirty tricks. The scandal led to the resignation of the president.
Jimmy’s World Scandal
Around the year 1980, Woodward submitted a story published with The Post newspaper of an eight-year-old heroin addict.
Campaign Finance Controversy of 1996
In this investigation scandal, Bob and his counterpart journalist Brian Duffy covered the investigation. They published a story on alleged funding of the 1996 United States presidential campaign by Chinese agents in coordination with the Chinese agents.
- In the latter stages of his career, Woodward has stepped down and no longer works with the post. He is carrying out personal projects in writing.
Bob Woodward Books
- All the President’s Men (1974).
- The Final Days (1976).
- The Brethren (1979).
- The Commanders (1991).
- The Choice (1996).
- Shadow (1999).
- Plan of Attack (2004).
- The Price of Politics (2012).
- The Last of the President’s Men (2015).
- Rage (2020).
Bob Woodward Award
- In 1972 he won the Heywood Broun Award.
- He won the George Polka Award in 1973.
- In 2000 he won the William Allen White Medal.
- In 2012 he won the Elijah Parish Lovely Award and presented an honorary doctorate.
Bob Woodward Salary and Net Worth
Currently, Woodward does not receive any salary. He builds an income out of selling books. He is estimated to have a network of about $25 million.
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