Ben Bradlee Biography
(Newspaper Editor & Journalist)
Birthday: August 26, 1921 (Virgo)
Born In: Boston
As an executive editor of one of the leading daily newspapers in the United States, Benjamin Bradlee went on to create history with his exceptional ways of journalism and investigations. Being one of the most famous newspaper journalists of his era, he is known to be responsible for publishing the infamous Pentagon papers and exposing the Watergate presidential scandal. Through his never-dying spirit and determination, he contributed news stories and reports to transform ‘The Post’ from an ordinary traditional paper into an influential and respectable metropolitan daily, during his 26-year long tenure. His observations and participations in meetings and conferences, though from the back-end, helped in shaping America, especially during the post-war period. With journalism running in his blood, he was nothing less than brilliant, charming, and game for leadership, which only added to his new and compelling techniques of covering stories, thereby becoming an inspiration for his staff and fellow workers. This larger-than-life personality, who considered journalism more than just a profession, also showed active participation in various institutions of education, history and archeological research. He was referred to as a ‘true newspaperman’ by the American President Barack Obama, upon his death.