Bob Woodward

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Bob Woodward

Legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist/Author and Associate Editor, The Washington Post

The most famous political investigative reporter in America and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Bob Woodward provides a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of government, politics and the role of leadership.

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Consistently revealing the inside, hidden stories of Washington and the American Presidency—from Watergate to the Supreme Court, the CIA, Pentagon, Federal Reserve, the 9/11 terrorist attacks to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the efforts to resolve America’s fiscal condition, Bob Woodward is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post associate editor who has earned iconic status in American journalistic heritage. An experienced observer, Woodward highlights and analyzes the most important issues of the day sharing with audiences’ critical timely insights while providing the depth and breadth of information needed to gain perspective into today’s current state of affairs both at home and abroad.

Called “the best pure reporter of his generation, perhaps ever” by The Weekly Standard, Woodward has authored or co-authored more national best-selling non-fiction books than any other contemporary American writer—winning him national acclaim. Woodward’s 2018’s Fear, Trump in the White House, set American and international records, selling more than 1 million copies in its first week and more than 2.5 million to date. Woodward’s second book on the Trump presidency, Rage, was released on September 15, 2020. As part of his research Woodward conducted hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand witnesses and obtained 25 personal letters exchanged between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that have not been public before. Woodward’s latest book on the Trump Presidency, Peril, is scheduled for release on September 21, 2021, published by Simon & Schuster. It is co-authored with Robert Costa, a Washington Post national political reporter, and will examine the time spanning from the November 2020 election, the January 6 insurrection, and President Biden’s inauguration.

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  • Presidential Leadership in the Age of the Coronavirus Pandemic. What is it? What should it be?

    After nearly 50 years of reporting on the last nine presidents—from Nixon to Trump—two time Pulitzer Prize winner Bob Woodward presents an in-depth, non-partisan, fact-driven analysis of the current crisis through the lens of history. As Documentarian Ken Burns has noted, Woodward has reported on and written on 20 percent of America's 45 presidents. No one knows the American presidency as well as Bob Woodward and no one has uncovered more of the hidden stories from the secret world of presidents, the CIA, the Pentagon and the Supreme Court. From the groundbreaking All the President's Men with Carl Bernstein in 1974 to 2018’s Fear, Trump in the White House, which set American and international records, selling more than 1 million copies in its first week and now more than 2.5 million, Woodward has had more #1 national bestsellers (currently thirteen) than any other contemporary non-fiction author. Woodward's 19 books have all been national bestsellers. Woodward’s second book on President Trump, Rage, was released on September 15 in the lead-up to the November 2020 presidential election.


  • From Presidents to CEOs, the Price of Politics and Larger Lessons of Leadership

    From Presidents to CEOs to the personal lessons learned along the way, Bob Woodward is candid and straightforward as he shares with audiences the leadership lessons he has learned and observed over the years. Using his vast background, Woodward is able to expertly explore with audiences the successes and failures of Presidents from Nixon to Trump. Presenting case studies in presidential leadership and decision-making, he helps audiences understand where administrations have gone right and wrong in dealing with domestic and international issues and describes what to look for in future leaders. He also explores the price of politics and its impact on leadership, and in particular cites specific examples of how the relationship between the President and Congress impacts the American people. His keen insight on leading while adapting to changing circumstances is thought provoking and relevant to audiences in any industry.


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Bob Woodward’s presentation made the evening a success!

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Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were marvelous, individually and as a team. Their joint presentation was smooth, well-prepared, and not only riveted our audience, but also demonstrated the complementary differences between them that made them a successful working duo.

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Bob Woodward was a big hit both on the stage and at dinner. He is a warm and engaging guy and and a perfect fit for our audience.

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Bob Woodward’s format was perfect for engaging the audience. We filled the venue to its capacity!

Universities & Colleges

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Bob Woodward was so gracious with his time with our donors and guests and was a delight to be around. His remarks were smart, insightful, thought-provoking, witty, hilarious and portrayed the essences of our past presidents in his unique way. We’ve been fortunate to bring some influential, bright minds to Santa Barbara and Mr. Woodward definitely put us on the map for hosting quality conversations about things that matter.

Universities & Colleges

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Yesterday was great! I think most people here appreciated the opportunity to spend a day with arguably the greatest investigative journalist of all time. Bob Woodward was very good with the kids, and his sense of humor kept the adults relaxed as well. We were all amazed at just how much Bob knows about the last few Presidents. My students had seen All the President’s Men the night before so they had fun comparing Bob with a young Robert Redford.

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Bob Woodward was gracious, powerful, pithy, kind, fascinating, funny and just so wonderful.

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What other organizations say about Bob Woodward

Bob Woodward was great! He was fascinating and he provided an interactive discussion. We were all thrilled!

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