BOB WOODWARD

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

“Everyone has their own version of the truth; but there are facts.”
- Bob Woodward

SUMMARY

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.

KEY SPEECH THEMES

INSIDE WASHINGTON POLITICS

Why Trump Agreed to 18 Interviews

JOURNALISM IN THE INTERNET AGE

Journalists Need to Start Showing Up

WHAT ARE THE LESSONS OF WATERGATE?

Richard Nixon, Too Many Lies

HOW WASHINGTON POLITICS HAS CHANGED

Concentration of Presidential Power Has Increased

HOW INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM WORKS

Stories Don't Unfold in Chronological Order

COMPARING 9 PRESIDENTS - NIXON TO TRUMP

Gerald Ford, The Courage to Lead

SPEECH DESCRIPTION

HOW WE GOT HERE – LESSONS FROM TEN PRESIDENTS

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.

IN PRINT

TESTIMONIALS

“Woodward was amazing! We had board and 35 special guests on the call. He is so personable and insightful. Home run!”

– Consumer Healthcare Products Association (VIRTUAL EVENT)

“The event went incredibly well! Our student media reporters loved interacting with Mr. Woodward and he was really curious about their publications so they really enjoyed the back and forth. Students also had a great time hearing from him and we’ve gotten some messages on our social media already about how much people loved the conversation and hearing all the stories Mr. Woodward has.”

– American University (VIRTUAL EVENT)

“I was going to email you this morning – you beat me to it! Last night’s interview was incredible. Our members were over the moon with the whole experience. They were smiling the entire time. Bob couldn’t have been more gracious and welcoming to the group. Please extend our deep appreciation to Bob and everyone involved.”

– The Health Management Academy (VIRTUAL EVENT)

“Bob Woodward KILLED IT yesterday. Most popular speaker we’ve ever had at this event. Thanks for a great suggestion! Now … how are we going to top it next year?!?”

– National Automobile Dealers Association

“Over the moon!  One of our founding members at the banquet the last night said, ‘I’ve been attending these meetings for 30 years. This was by far the best ever. None of the others even come close.’ Survey results are already coming in and the results are off the charts.”

– SCG Legal

“Standing ovations are a rarity at our meetings. You were terrific. Keep up the great work!”

– 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

“It was a huge success -- we filled the auditorium and all three overflow spaces -- over 1400 people accommodated and we had to turn folks away. Bob was really great and handled some smart questions very well. He's a lovely man.”

– Humanities Research Center, Virginia Commonwealth University

“Your presentation was outstanding. Your content was thoughtful, riveting and provocative. You deftly touched on the critical topics most on our investor’s minds.”

– Robert W. Baird & Co.

“Bob did an excellent job, he was absolutely outstanding! Many have commented that his keynote was the best they have experienced.”

– Assistant Manager, Integrated Academic Content, American Marketing Association

“Bob Woodward was awwwwwsome. He spoke for 30 minutes and then sat down and we did a Q&A with our VP of Federal Affairs. He signed about 30 books for us and we had purchased some to sell as well. After his speech people lined up to say hello, get their photo taken and have books signed.”

– Meetings & Events Planner CMP, Canadian Real Estate Association

“The evening was a resounding success, and Bob was just outstanding. What a nice and humble guy, too!”

– President, Public Policy Forum

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

– Duke University

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

– New York Bankers Association