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Bob Woodward

Legendary 2-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, associate editor of The Washington Post, and author of 22 bestsellers.

Meet Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward gained international attention when he and Carl Bernstein uncovered the Watergate scandal in 1973. Since then, he’s worked to shine a light on the inner workings of our closed-door government. His factual, non-partisan revelations to readers and keynote audiences provide a view of Washington they’ll never get elsewhere. Bob Woodward is available to be booked for corporate and private events. He is also well-known for his keynote and motivational speaking. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group today to inquire about Bob Woodward’s fees.

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Biography

Bob Woodward has won nearly every American journalism award including two Pulitzer Prizes. Woodward won his first Pulitzer for his work with Carl Bernstein on the Watergate scandal. Later, Woodward received his second Pulitzer for his reporting on the aftermath of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Presidential Reporting

In addition, he has written about the last ten U.S. presidents, chronicling the conversations, trials, and decisions the American public wouldn’t have known otherwise. Interestingly, his books also serve as a throughline into how the power of the presidency has evolved since the 70’s. He is the author of 22 bestselling books. In fact, 16 of those bestsellers went to #1, more than any other contemporary nonfiction writer. Those #1 books are:

  • All the President’s Men (1974) and The Final Days (1976), both Watergate books co-authored with Bernstein;
  • The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court (1979) co-authored with Scott Armstrong;
  • Wired: The Short Life and Fast Times of John Belushi (1984);
  • Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA 1981-87 (1987);
  • The Commanders (1991);
  • The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House (1994);
  • Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate (1999);
  • Bush at War (2002);
  • Plan of Attack (2004);
  • State of Denial: Bush at War Part III (2006);
  • Obama’s Wars (2010);
  • Fear: Trump in the White House (2018);
  • Rage (2020);
  • Peril (2021) co-authored with Robert Costa;
  • and The Trump Tapes (2022).

A Remarkable Look Into Washington

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 intricacies of political infighting, war waging, the price of politics, presidential leadership, homeland security efforts, and so much more. His meticulous work draws on internal memos, classified documents, meeting notes, and hundreds of hours of recorded interviews with key players, including the president. Six of Woodward’s books have been excerpted by Newsweek for cover stories; eight of his books have been covered by 60 Minutes; and three of his books have been made into feature films. Currently, Bob works as associate editor for The Washington Post, where he’s been since 1971.

Esteemed Praise for Bob Woodward

Former CIA director and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said he wished he’d recruited Woodward into the CIA: “He has an extraordinary ability to get otherwise responsible adults to spill [their] guts to him…his ability to get people to talk about stuff they shouldn’t be talking about is just extraordinary and may be unique.” 

Bob Schieffer of CBS News said, “Woodward has established himself as the best reporter of our time. He may be the best reporter of all time.” 

Lloyd Green wrote in a review for The Guardian that Fear “depicts a White House awash in dysfunction, where the Lord of the Flies is the closest thing to an owner’s manual.” 

The Weekly Standard called Woodward “the best pure reporter of his generation, perhaps ever.” 

In 2003, Al Hunt of The Wall Street Journal called Woodward “the most celebrated journalist of our age.” 

In listing the all-time 100 best non-fiction books, Time magazine has called All the President’s Men, by Bernstein and Woodward, “Perhaps the most influential piece of journalism in history.”

Keynote Speaking

As a speaker, Woodward pulls the curtain back on Washington and its leaders. He captivates audiences with stories that are sometimes surprising, at times shocking, and always fascinating. He blends up-to-the-minute stories with historical context and helps people get behind the media’s spin to understand what’s really going on in America’s halls of power. In an age of 24-hour news, social media, and snarky politics, Bob Woodward is one of the few non-partisan truth seekers left.

In his speeches, Woodward looks at the expanding powers of the presidency and the important lessons that can be learned from the presidents he’s covered. He can also assess the role of the media and how well it is (or isn’t) doing its job. Organizations that hire Bob Woodward will be awe-struck by the insights from this living journalistic legend.

How to Hire Bob Woodward

Find out how to hire Bob Woodward to appear at your next event. Contact the Mollie Plotkin Group to inquire about Bob Woodward’s availability and cost. When booking Bob Woodward for an event, we need to know the type of venue and location the event will take place. Bob Woodward is a popular choice for corporate events, private events, and virtual events. So, you can click the Check Availability button or contact us and an MPG Bob Woodward booking agent will get back to you within 48 hours.

Bob Woodward Booking Price

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Key Audience Takeaways

A Conversation With Bob Woodward

Now reporting on his tenth American president, Bob Woodward’s remarkable perspective is unmatched in journalism. The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter takes audiences on a journey as only he can and shines in this moderated conversation format. From Nixon to the present, Woodward provides first-hand insights from the White House, the Supreme Court, the CIA, the Pentagon, and Congress. 

He analyzes the successes and messes of those ten presidents and offers important lessons – about governing, leadership through times of crisis, the expanding powers of the presidency, and the role of the media.

Woodward’s content is tailored to the interests of the audience and is an in-depth, non-partisan, fact-driven analysis of America’s current state through the lens of history. 

Key Takeaways:

  • What organizational leaders can learn from the successes and failures of the past ten United States presidents.
  • How Washington politics and media reporting have changed since the 1970’s.
  • Fascinating facts from the United States government’s most secretive entities.

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Books

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Peril

The transition from President Donald J. Trump to President Joseph R. Biden Jr. stands as one of the most dangerous periods in American history.

But as #1 internationally bestselling author Bob Woodward and acclaimed reporter Robert Costa reveal for the first time, it was far more than just a domestic political crisis. Woodward and Costa interviewed more than 200 people at the center of the turmoil, resulting in more than 6,000 pages of transcripts—and a spellbinding and definitive portrait of a nation on the brink.

This classic study of Washington takes readers deep inside the Trump White House, the Biden White House, the 2020 campaign, and the Pentagon, and Congress, with eyewitness accounts of what really happened. Intimate scenes are supplemented with never-before-seen material from secret orders, transcripts of confidential calls, diaries, emails, meeting notes and other personal and government records, making Peril an unparalleled historical encapsulation. It is also the first inside look at Biden’s presidency. As he began his presidency, he faced the challenges of a lifetime: the continuing deadly pandemic and millions of Americans facing soul-crushing economic pain, all the while navigating a bitter and disabling partisan divide, a world rife with threats, and the hovering, dark shadow of the former president.

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