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Who is Bob Woodward?

Who is Bob Woodward?

Bob Woodward is a famous American investigative journalist and author. Bob Woodward is best recognized for his reporting on the Watergate scandal for ‘The Washington Post.’


Early Life

Bob Woodward was born Robert Upshur Woodward. He came to this world on March 26, 1943. He hails from Geneva, Illinois, USA. Presently, he is 78 years old and his zodiac sign is Aries. His parents are Jane (mother) and Alfred E. Woodward (father). He was educated at Wheaton Community High School (WCHS).

When he was 12, his parents divorced. He along with his brother and sister were raised by his father. Later, he enrolled in Yale College with a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship. And, he received his B.A. degree in 1965.

After Yale University, he enlisted into the U.S.Navy and then served a five-year tour of duty. Following Bob’s discharge from the Navy, Bob landed a reporting position at the Montgomery County Sentinel. Bob left the newspaper the following year for a position at The Washington Post.


Bob initially began working for ‘The Washington Post’ as a reporter in 1971. As a young reporter for ‘The Washington Post’ in 1972, he teamed up with Carl Bernstein. But, the duo did much of the original news reporting on the Watergate scandal. The scandals lead the way to numerous government investigations and the eventual resignation of President Richard Nixon.

However, Bob carried on to work for The Washington Post after his reporting on Watergate. Since then, he has written 19 books on American politics and 13 of which have topped best-seller lists. More than four decades since the Watergate scandal erupted, Bob has never rested his laurels on his early 1970s fame.



In the year 2001, he met with wide acclaim for his in-depth coverage of September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City. It was printed in The Washington Post and led to another big win for the paper: the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.

Additionally to continuing his career at ‘The Washington Post,’ Bob has published 17 best-selling non-fiction books. Therefore, he also co-authored 1979’s The Brethren: Inside the Supreme CourtWired: The Short Life, and Fast Times of John Belushi; The Secret Wars of the CIA, 1981-1987, and Obama’s Wars.

Bob was starred in many films. Therefore, he appeared in Robert Redford’s films ‘All the President’s Men (1976)’, ‘Julian Morris in Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)’, ‘Spencer Garrett in The Front Runner (2018)’, and others. Bob has received several recognitions and also won some awards. Therefore, he contributed to two Pulitzer Prizes.

Personal Life

Bob has been married 3 times. He first married his high school sweetheart, Kathleen Middlekauff from 1966–1969. Likewise, his second marriage from 1974–1979, was to Frances Kuper. And, since November 25, 1989, he has been married to Elsa Walsh, a writer for The New Yorker and the author. They together have a daughter named Diana. Bob also has a daughter, Taliesin aka Tali with Frances Kuper. Tali is also a journalist.

Body Measurements

Bob is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 79 kilos. His body measurements are 40-32-35 inches including chest-waist-hip respectively. Additionally, his biceps size is 15.5 inches and he wears a shoe size of 8 (US). He has a set of blue eyes and his hair has turned white as per his age.

Social Media and Net Worth

His Twitter account has earned over 193.7K followers. Similarly, his Facebook page has gained over 58K followers. And, his Instagram account ‘@realbobwoodward’ has earned over 9K followers.

Coming to his earnings, he has gathered most of his earnings from his career as a reporter and as an associate editor for The Washington Post. Bob has done wonderful work as a reporter, and the list of Awards and Achievements speaks volumes about his journalistic ability and talent. However, his net worth as of 2021 sits at $25 million.

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