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Bob Woodward

Pulitzer award. Journalist of The Washington Post

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Bob Woodward is one of the most influential journalists in the United States, where he works since 1971 as an associate director of the Washington Post. He is best known for the coverage of the Watergate Scandal he did alongside Carl Bernstein that earnt him his first Pulitzer Prize in 1973.

Woodward focuses on deeply analyzing American politics while making them still attractive and understandable to the general public. He covers every aspect of them: from economic policy, to the role of US institutions, to the Presidencies from Nixon onwards. He shows a great understanding of the profound driving forces of the past, present and future American politics. In his conferences he focuses on the analysis of American politics, covering a wide range of topics going from the role of governmental institutions, such as the Supreme Court or the CIA, to the developments of politics inside the White House. He explains major controversies that shaped American politics, especially the Watergate scandal he analyzed first-hand, and the current state of policy-making under Trump’s administration. He combines the historical and current standpoints he deeply studies in his investigations to give a full image of reality and of what may come in the future.

Woodward graduated from Yale University in 1965, where he obtained a B.A. degree in history and English literature. After having considered entering Harvard Law School, he changed paths and started his now prestigious career as a journalist.

During the coverage of the 1972 burglary on the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., he started the investigation that ultimately led to the burst of the Watergate Scandal. In 1973, he shared the Pulitzer Prize for his work and investigations on the matter, which were later published in his book All the President’s Men. Ever since then, Bob Woodward has become an avid writer of non-fictional books regarding US politics with emphasis on the White House. All of his 19 books have been bestsellers.

His career as a reporter has also been extremely prolific and successful, earning his second Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2003 thanks to his coverage on the 9/11 attacks. He has earnt almost every other major American journalism award, too.

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