Bob Woodward is an associate editor of The Washington Post, where he has worked since 1971. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first in 1973 for the coverage of the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein, and second in 2003 as the lead reporter for coverage of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
He has a decades-long track record of dogged, fact-based reporting that’s enabled him to get stories no other journalist has. His adherence to these values, despite an environment hostile to the press and a media ecosystem that increasingly rewards opinion and speculation over truth, makes him an ideal recipient of this historic award. He recently released “Fear,” a best-selling book about the extraordinary chaos of the first year of President Donald Trump’s administration.
He has authored or coauthored 19 books, all of which have been national non-fiction bestsellers. Thirteen of those have been No. 1 national bestsellers. He has written books on nine of the most recent presidents, from Nixon to Trump.
Woodward lives in Washington D.C. He has two daughters and is married to the journalist Elsa Walsh.