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Bob Woodward

Legendary Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Journalist; Associate Editor, The Washington Post; Author of 20 Bestsellers

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$40,000 - $60,000

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 secret government. Woodward’s non-partisan revelations to readers and speech audiences provide a view of Washington they’ll never get elsewhere. Woodward has written about the last nine U.S. presidents and chronicled how the power of the presidency has evolved. He is author of 20 bestselling books – 13 were #1 – more than any contemporary nonfiction writer. His latest bestseller, Fear: Trump in the White House, is the deepest dive ever made into the first months of any American president.

In his speeches, Woodward looks at the expanding powers of the presidency and how this president and administration are governing. He can also compare and contrast the nine presidents he’s covered and their impact on history. And finally, he can assess the role of the media and how well it is (or isn’t) doing its job. Audiences will be awe-struck by insights from this living journalistic legend. Currently associate editor for The Washington Post where he’s worked since 1971, Bob Woodward has won nearly every American journalism award including two Pulitzers.

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Bio

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 secret government. Woodward’s factual, non-partisan revelations to readers and speech audiences provide a view of Washington they’ll never get elsewhere. Woodward has written about the last nine U.S. presidents and chronicled how the power of the presidency has evolved. He is author of 20 bestselling books – 14 went to #1 – more than any contemporary nonfiction writer. His bestseller, Fear: Trump in the White House, is the deepest dive ever made into the first months of any American president. His 20th book, Rage, went behind the scenes of the Trump presidency like never before. His 21st book will look at the final days of the Trump presidency and the early days of Biden’s presidency. 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. Audiences will be awe-struck by insights from this living journalistic legend. Currently associate editor for The Washington Post where he’s worked since 1971, Bob Woodward has won nearly every American journalism award including two Pulitzers.

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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. From Nixon to the present, Woodward provides firsthand insights from having penetrated the White House, the Supreme Court, the CIA, the Pentagon, the Congress. He analyzes the successes and messes of the presidents he’s covered and offers important lessons – about governing, about presidential leadership during economic, military, and national crises, about the expanding powers of the presidency, and about 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. In the time since he uncovered the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein in 1973, Woodward has worked to shine a light on the inner-workings of secret government. In all, he has written 20 nonfiction bestsellers – 14 of which went on to become #1; more than any modern-day author. Woodward is currently at work on his 21st book about the final days of the Trump presidency and the handoff to Joe Biden.


The coronavirus has disrupted the American political and economic landscape. What did it reveal about America’s ability to handle in a true crisis? What happens in the next crisis? After nearly 50 years of reporting on the last nine presidents—from Nixon to Trump—two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Bob Woodward provides an in-depth, non-partisan, fact-driven analysis of the state of the American presidency and how crisis leads to expansion of presidential powers. The powers of the presidency had already evolved prior to Donald Trump’s election – with each previous president expanding the influence of the office in their own ways. Once in office, President Trump took unprecedented steps to accelerate the expansion of presidential powers, governing in ways Americans are not used to. Wherever legendary Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward goes, people ask what this precedent means for America’s future.


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  • “Standing ovations are a rarity at our meetings. Bob was terrific!” – Human Resource Policy Association

  • “Mr. Woodward was wonderful. The group loved him. I knew he was an icon but I didn't realize how enchanted everyone would become with him. It was like Mick Jagger was at our event or a President.” – Stable Value Investment Association

  • “Bob Woodward was great! He was fascinating and he provided an interactive discussion. We were all thrilled!” – New York Bankers Association