Benjamin C. Bradlee
Benjamin Crowninshield "Ben" Bradlee (born August 26, 1921) is a vice president at-large of The Washington Post. He was executive editor of the Post from 1968 to 1991. He became a national figure during the presidency of Richard Nixon, when he challenged the federal government over the right to publish the Pentagon Papers and oversaw the publication of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein's stories documenting the Watergate scandal.
Bradlee was born on August 26, 1921 in Boston, Massachusetts. He is of English descent. He studied at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and at Harvard University. Bradlee was married three times; two of the marriages ended in divorce. His current wife, Sally Quinn works for the Washington Post. Bradlee has four children.
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- Bill Green, Washington Post Ombudsman 19 April 1981
- Website for Free Speech: Jim Lehrer with Ben Bradlee 19 June 2006
- Interview via kayotix.com from the BBC news programme Hardtalk 2 November 2006
- Ben Bradlee in Dick 8 August 1999
- Booknotes interview with Bradlee on A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures, October 29, 1995.