Dave Ulrich
Bob Woodward

Legendary Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Journalist; Associate Editor, The Washington Post


Robert Woodward is an American investigative journalist. He started working for The Washington Post as a reporter in 1971 and now holds the title of associate editor.

Woodward teamed up with Carl Bernstein in 1972 while working as a reporter for The Washington Post, and the two did much of the original reporting on the Watergate scandal. The scandals were the result of numerous government investigations and the eventual resignation of President Richard Nixon.

He is author of 22 bestselling books – 16 went to #1 – more than any contemporary nonfiction writer.

His latest work, The Trump Tapes, is an audio book containing the complete recordings of his 20 interviews with Donald Trump over four years. He’s taken this never-before step to give the public a chance to hear for themselves the words of the president and key advisers.

No one else in political investigative journalism has the clout, respect, and reputation of Woodward. He has a way of getting insiders to open up in ways that reveal an intimate yet sweeping portrayal of Washington and the political infighting, how we fight wars, the price of politics, how presidents lead, the homeland security efforts, and so much more. His work is meticulous and draws on internal memos, classified documents, meeting notes and hundreds of hours of recorded interviews with most of the key players, including the president.

In November 2017, the online learning portal MasterClass released “Bob Woodward Teaches Investigative Journalism.” In it, Woodward reveals the lessons he’s learned during his career, teaching students what truth means, how to uncover it, and how to build a story with it.


He has won nearly every American journalism award, and the Post won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for his work with Carl Bernstein on the Watergate scandal. In addition, Woodward was the main reporter for the Post’s articles on the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks that won the National Affairs Pulitzer Prize in 2002.

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Woodward pulls back the curtain on Washington and its leaders to captivate audiences with stories that are sometimes surprising, sometimes shocking, and always fascinating. He blends stories that are both current and from the past (to provide historical context). Woodward speaks as he writes - clear and concise - and helps people get behind the spin to understand what's really going on in the halls of power in an age of 24-hour news, social media and vitriolic politics.

Keynote Speaker Programs

  • Inside Washington Politics
  • Journalism in the Internet Age
  • What are the Lessons of Watergate?
  • How Washington Politics Have Changed
  • How Investigative Journalism Works
  • Comparing Nine Presidents – Nixon to Trump

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