Associate Editor, The Washington Post
Carl Milton Bernstein is an investigative journalist who was born in Washington, DC on February 14, 1944. He began his journalism career at age 16 as a copy boy for the Washington Star, becoming a reporter at 19. In 1972 he teamed up with journalist Bob Woodward at The Washington Post and the two did much of the original news reporting on the Watergate scandal which led to numerous government investigations and the eventual resignation of President Richard Nixon. Bernstein’s first book with Woodward about their reporting of Watergate, All the President’s Men, became a #1 national bestseller before Nixon resigned in 1974. The 1976 movie version of All the President’s Men became an instant classic, with Robert Redford starring as Woodward and Dustin Hoffman as Bernstein. He went on to author several best-selling books, including The Final Days (1976), about the denouement of the Nixon presidency (also co-authored by Woodward), a memoir of his family’s experience in the McCarthy era, entitled Loyalties: A Son’s Memoir (1989); he was the co-author of the definitive papal biography, His Holiness: John Paul II and the History of Our Time (1996), which detailed the Pope’s pivotal and often clandestine role in the fall of communism. He also authored the national bestseller, A Woman In Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton (2007). In addition, Bernstein is an on-air political analyst for CNN and a contributing editor of Vanity Fair magazine.
"There's something in your gut that you just know: I need to go with this story."