and there’s Woodward!

and there’s Woodward!

by contributor Jessica Greene

Award winning journalist Bob Woodward was honored last night as the 2012 recipient of the Fourth Estate Award, The National Press Club’s most coveted prize.

Woodward (shown above), The Washington Post’s premiere investigative reporter, is best known for his work uncovering the Watergate scandal which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.  The 40th Watergate Commemorative Reunion took place in June: A look Back. (by Janet Donovan)

Jan King, Women’s Humor and Wellness author, when asked which was her favorite piece of Bob Woodward’s investigative writing, she responded, “I grew up in the day – I read everything I could about Watergate. I lived here at the time and that was just groundbreaking.”

He is the 40th recipient of this award which recognizes journalists who have made significant contributions to the field through a lifetime of excellence.

Woodward is the author of 16 non-fiction books, including his first – “All the President’s Men” – which was also made into a movie.  Woodward was brilliantly portrayed by Robert Redford.

According to the President of the National Press Club Theresa Werner, Woodward was an obvious choice. “In investigations, in analysis and in books, there is Woodward, and then there is everyone else.”

Alongside of friends, family and co-workers, Woodward was toasted by George Solomon, Washington Post Publisher Katharine Weymouth and CEO Donald Graham. Woodward joins an elite club of past winners which include Jim Lehrer, Christiane Amanpour and Tom Brokaw.