Bob Woodward Honored With NPF Award

Legendary investigative journalist and author Bob Woodward will be honored with the National Press Foundation’s W.M. Kiplinger Distinguished Contributions to Journalism Award.

Woodward will receive the award at NPF’s annual journalism awards dinner on Thursday, Feb. 13, in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the dinner, and other NPF award winners, here.

NPF judges cited Woodward’s five decades of extraordinary journalism – investigating nine presidents, from Nixon to Trump – and praised him as a relentless shoe-leather reporter who never rested on the laurels heaped upon him.

The Kiplinger award has a long history of distinguished winners, most recently Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour and Al Hunt of Bloomberg, Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune, Clark Hoyt of Bloomberg and Diane Rehm of NPR. The full list Kiplinger winners, going back to 1983, is here.

Woodward is an associate editor of The Washington Post, where he has worked since 1971. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first in 1973 for the coverage of the Watergate scandal with Carl Bernstein, and then in 2002 as the lead reporter for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has authored or coauthored 18 books, all of which have been national nonfiction bestsellers. His most recent book, “Fear: Trump in the White House,” was published in 2018.

The National Press Foundation is an independent nonprofit that is run by and for journalists. NPF’s sole mission is to educate journalists about today’s most pressing issues and critical toolbox training.

For more information about the NPF dinner where Woodward will receive the Kiplinger award, contact Jenny Ash-Maher at


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