Carl Bernstein was born on February, 14, 1944 to a Jewish family in Washington,DC. He started his newspaper career at the Washington Star as a copy boy age 16. He drop out of the University of Maryland. Now he can't become a formally become a reporter because he needed a college degree that he did not want to finish his course work.In 1966 he is hired to The Washington Post to work in the metro staff.
Carl Bernstein and his colleague Bob Woodward, are assigned to cover the break in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel complex. Over the next 2 years and 2 months they write hundreds of stories about the Nixon administration’s abuses of power and cover up.In 1973 The Washington Post wins a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service Journalism for Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward reporting. In 1974 Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward wrote a book about the scandal called All the President's Men. Which two years later was made in a movie with the same name.
ABC News hires Bernstein as the network’s Washington bureau chief. Bernstein lacks experience and losses 16 months later but continues his career for ABC as a senior correspondent. News in New York and is reporting for “Nightline” and other programs. In his first story for “20/20,” Bernstein reveals a U.S. secret alliance with China, Pakistan and Egypt, which sold fire arms to Afghanistan’s mujahadeen to help in their fight against the Soviet Union.
After some of his main projects Carl continued with journalism and wrote some more books. Which include his first solo book loyalties: A Son's Memoir.
Investigating Power http://www.investigatingpower.org/journalist/carl-bernstein/
Harry Ranson Center http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/web/woodstein/
The Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/special/watergate/part1.html