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Carl Bernstein

Carl Bernstein

Keynote Speaker: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Author & Political Analyst

Carl Bernstein Biography

Few journalists have had the impact on history and their craft as Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Carl Bernstein. From uncovering the Watergate scandal with Bob Woodward to writing about national and international affairs for half a century, Bernstein’s books, reporting and commentary have revealed the hidden workings of government and politics around the world.

Bernstein’s important on-air reporting and commentary on Donald Trump for CNN has been widely recognized for continuing the kind of work he and Bob Woodward pioneered during the Nixon presidency.

In 1973, Woodward and Bernstein were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for their Watergate coverage at The Washington Post, leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon and setting new standards for investigative journalism. The pair went on to write two classic best-sellers: "All the President’s Men" (also a movie starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman); and "The Final Days", chronicling the end of the Nixon presidency.

Bernstein’s recently released book, Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom, became an instant New York Times bestseller, receiving extraordinary attention and praise in reviews throughout the United States and Europe. In it, Bernstein recounts his earliest days in journalism at the Washington Evening Star newspaper, where he began his career during the Kennedy era as a 16-year-old copyboy. The roots of his Watergate reporting can be seen in this remarkable apprenticeship as a teenage reporter in the nation’s capital.

Bernstein’s other best-selling books demonstrate his unique range as a journalist: "Loyalties: A Son’s Memoir", about his family’s experiences in the McCarthy era; "His Holiness: Pope John Paul II" and "The History of Our Time" – a biography of Pope John Paul II – that revealed the Pope’s pivotal role in the fall of communism; and "A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton", acclaimed as the definitive biography on the subject.

His magazine articles have appeared in Time, USA Today, Rolling Stone and The New Republic. From 1999-2001, Bernstein served as editor and executive vice president of Voter.com, a pioneering website that Forbes named the best political site on the internet. He has worked as Washington bureau chief and correspondent for ABC News; and, while at the Washington Post, was also a part-time rock critic.

Bernstein lives in New York with his wife and is the father of two sons, Jacob Bernstein, a reporter for the New York Times; and Max Bernstein, who plays guitar for Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus.

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Carl Bernstein Videos

Carl Bernstein: Trump unconcerned policies undermine the US
Carl Bernstein: Trump helped Putin destabilize US
Carl Bernstein Lectures at the Daniel Pearl Journalism Institute

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What topics does Carl Bernstein speak about?

Carl Bernstein is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Authors, Faith & Religion, College, Finance, Philosophy, Big Think, News & Media, Inspirational, Social Media, Technology, Marketing, Political, Social Justice, Commencement, Geopolitics, History, Jewish Heritage and Government.

Where does Carl Bernstein travel from?

Carl Bernstein generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

Who is the agent for Carl Bernstein?

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Carl Bernstein is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Authors, Faith & Religion and College. The estimated speaking fee range to book Carl Bernstein for live events is $30,000 - $50,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Carl Bernstein generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bob Woodward, Van Jones and Ian Bremmer. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Carl Bernstein for an upcoming event.

Carl Bernstein Videos

Carl Bernstein: Trump unconcerned policies undermine the US
Carl Bernstein: Trump helped Putin destabilize US
Carl Bernstein Lectures at the Daniel Pearl Journalism Institute
Carl Bernstein: "My Life As..."

Carl Bernstein Reviews

  • Southern Adventist University - Jan 15 2023

  • Thank you very much for participating in this year’s Media For Freedom Summit. This combination of first-hand accounts and experts’ insights, this mix of emotions and data, was exactly what we need to change the mindset of sceptics and convince the general public and lawmakers to remove barriers to press freedom. I’m convinced we have made a big step in this direction. We have received many positive emotional reviews from the guests of our invitation-only event with Carl Bernstein, as well as a significant number of viewers that watched Carl speak live on Poland’s No. 1 news site -- 418,292 unique users watched his keynote speech. People do care.
    Ringier Axel Springer Polska Sp. z o.o. - Mar 02 2022

  • Overall I enjoyed working with the AAE team and Carl!
    Web Shield Limited - Dec 05 2018

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