Bob Woodward (Watergate) Bio, Age, Wife, Daughters, Net Worth

Bob Woodward Biography

Bob Woodward is an American investigative journalist known for his work at The Washington Post. He is also a former director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense. Likewise, he is an associate editor and author known for books such as The Price of Politics and The Commanders.

How old is Bob Woodward? – Age

Bob is 81 years old as of 2024. He was born on March 26, 1943, in Geneva, Illinois, United States, where he also grew up.

How tall is Bob Woodward? – Height

He stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall.

Mother, Father, Siblings – Young

Woodward was born and raised by his loving parents; Jane Upshur and Alfred E. Woodward. It is known that his father worked for the 18th Judicial Circuit Court first as a lawyer and later as chief judge. He grew up in Geneva, Illinois, along with his brother, a sister, two stepsisters, and a half-sister. Unfortunately, his parents divorced when he was twelve.

Bob Woodward Education

Bob graduated from Wheaton Warrenville South High School where he graduated in 1961. Afterward, he joined Ezra Stiles College before getting a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship at Yale University.

During this time, he pursued history and English literature but turned to Journalism and graduated with a B.A. degree in 1965. He also undertook graduate courses in Shakespeare and international relations at George Washington University. Harry M. Rosenfeld,

Is Bob Woodward Married? – Wife

Woodward has been married to his beautiful wife, Elsa Walsh, since 1989. She is also a journalist known for working for The New Yorker and The Washington Post. Likewise, she is an author known for books such as Private Struggles of 3 Accomplished Women.

Before this, he was married to Frances Kuper in 1974 but divorced in 1969. Likewise, his first wife Kathleen Middlekauff, is a Lockwood Professor in Humanities and English at the University of Washington. They tied the knot in 1966 but parted ways in 1969 due to irreconcilable differences.

Journalist and Author Bob Woodward Photo
Journalist and Author Bob Woodward’s Photo

Children | Daughters

Bob and his wife Elsa Walsh have been blessed with a daughter; Diana Woodward. He also has an older daughter, Taliesin, from his second marriage to Frances Kuper. It is known that Tali is a journalist and editor for The Trace who directed Columbia University’s journalism graduate programs for 6 years.

Washington Post

Woodward is a vastly recognized investigative journalist known for his assignment on the Watergate scandal along with Carl Bernstein. During this time, they exposed the “dirty tricks” conducted by Richard Nixon’s committee during his re-election campaign.

Most noteworthy, the duo reporters released The Final Days book which revolved around on Watergate scandal. Presently, The Woodward and Bernstein Watergate Papers are housed at the University of Texas’ Harry Ransom Center in Austin.

It is also known that he had his career start at the Washington Post as a reporter after working at a weekly newspaper in Washington, D.C. As an author, his write-ups specialize in intelligence, the presidency, The Pentagon, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the Federal Reserve in Washington.

On the other hand, he was portrayed in All the President’s Men, a political drama thriller film. Likewise, he was portrayed in Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House as Julian Morris. Some of the other popular depictions that he was portrayed in include Will Ferrell in Dick, Spencer Garrett in The Front Runner, and J. T. Walsh in Wired

Net Worth

Woodward has an estimated net worth of $25 Million.


  • All the President’s Men
  • Fear: Trump in the White House
  • The Trump Tapes
  • Rage
  • Peril
  • The Final Days
  • Plan of Attack
  • The Last of the President’s Men
  • Wired
  • Obama’s Wars
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