Carl Bernstein is an American investigative journalist and author.
In 1972, Bernstein was teamed up with Bob Woodward at The Washington Post, and the two did much of the original news reporting on the Watergate scandal. These scandals led to numerous government investigations and the eventual resignation of President Richard Nixon. He shared a Pulitzer Prize with Bob Woodward as a result of this work.
Bernstein's career since Watergate has continued to focus on the theme of the use and abuse of power through books and magazine articles, and has done reporting for television and opinion commentary. He is the author or co-author of six books: All the President's Men, The Final Days, and The Secret Man with Bob Woodward, His Holiness: John Paul II and the History of Our Time, with Marco Politi, Loyalties; and A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton. Additionally, he is a regular political commentator on CNN. He has written for Vanity Fair, where he is a contributing editor, Time, USA Today, Rolling Stone, and The New Republic.
Bernstein was hosted by The Common Good in 2010: Election Insurrection: The Mid-Term Elections 2010, in 2012: Aftermath: Supreme Court & Health Care with Carl Bernstein, Jeffrey Toobin & Susan Blumenthal – July 19, 2012, in 2016: Post-Election Panel 2016 - December 7, 2016, and in 2017: History in the Making: Post-Election Panel 2016 - March 17, 2017.