Carl Bernstein Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Children, Books, Net Worth

Carl Bernstein Biography

Carl Bernstein is an American investigative journalist who currently specializes in television and opinion commentary reports. He is also an author known for books such as Loyalties, A Woman in Charge, and All Presidents Men.

How old is Carl Bernstein? – Age

Bernstein is 80 years old as of 2024. He was born on February 14, 1944, in Washington, D.C., United States, where he also grew up.

How tall is Carl Bernstein? – Height

He stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.

Carl Bernstein Mother, Father – Family

Carl was born and raised by his loving parents; Sylvia Bernstein and Alfred Bernstein. It is known that both his parents were 1940s civil rights activists and members of the Communist Party USA. He grew up in Washington, D.C. However, it is still unclear whether he has any children or not.

Carl Bernstein Education

Bernstein graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. Afterward, he joined the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. During this time, he pursued journalism and served as a reporter for the school’s news station, The Diamondback.

Is Carl Bernstein Married? – Wife

Carl has been married to his beautiful wife, Christine Kuehbeck, since 2003. Previously, he was married to his second wife, Nora Ephron in 1976 but divorced in 1980. She was also a journalist, writer, and filmmaker known for movies such as Sleepless in Seattle. It is also known that he divorced his first wife, Carol Honsa, after 3 years of marriage.

Journalist and Author Carl Bernstein Photo
Journalist and Author Carl Bernstein Photo

Children | Sons

Bernstein and his second wife Nora Ephron were blessed with two sons; Max Bernstein and Jacob Bernstein. It is known that Jacob is a film director known for his work in Everything Is Copy HBO movie. Likewise, he is a former reporter who worked for The New York Times.

On the other hand, Max is an actor known for his roles in films such as Underclassman, Veronica Mars, and Bewitched. Likewise, he is a musical director, guitarist, and member of Taylor Swift’s band. 

Journalism Career

Carl is a vastly recognized investigative journalist well-known for his investigative reporting and feature writing. Likewise, he is widely known for the Watergate scandal’s original news reporting which he covered in collaboration with Bob Woodward.

Most noteworthy, he led the Cold War’s secret cooperation investigation between the American media and the CIA. It is also known that he covered political reports for both CNN and CBS News as a commentator.

Furthermore, he was hired by ABC News where he served as their Washington Bureau Chief. Afterward, he was promoted to the position of senior correspondent for ABC’s Nightline. He has also worked as a spokesman in various television commercials. Some of his popular articles include Newsweek/The Daily Beast.

Net Worth

Carl has an estimated net worth of $16 Million.


  • All the President’s Men
  • The Final Days
  • Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom
  • His Holiness
  • A Woman in Charge
  • All Presidents Men
  • Loyalties
  • The Final Days: The Classic, Behind-The-Scenes Account of Richard Nixon’s Dramatic Last Days in the White House
  • A Young Woman on Her Own: From A Woman in Charge
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