Bob Woodward was in his first year as a reporter at the
Washington Post in 1972, when he helped break the
Watergate scandal. Teamed with Carl Bernstein, their
reporting eventually led to the resignation of U.S.
President Richard Nixon.
Working the night police beat on June 17, 1972,
Woodward covered the arrest of five men caught breaking into
the Watergate in Washington, DC. The suspects were accused
of trying to bug the Democratic National Committee's
offices, a crime that was eventually traced back to the
Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein followed the story for more
than two years -- their book, All the President's
Men, is a result of that reporting.
Woodward and Bernstein went on to write The Final
Days, a chronicle of the last days of the Nixon
presidency. That book broke new records in the book
industry, selling 500,000 copies in its first month on the
Woodward has also written about President Bill Clinton,
entertainer John Belushi and the inner workings of the CIA.
His other books include: The Brethren: Inside the Supreme
Court, which analyzed the inner workings of the American
government; Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John
Belushi; Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA
1981-1987; The Commanders, which covered the
events leading up to both the Panama and Iraq military
conflicts; and The Man Who Would Be President: Dan
Quayle. Bob Woodward currently serves as Assistant
Managing Editor of the Washington Post.