Ben Bradlee
#7183 Overall Influence

Ben Bradlee

Executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 to 1991


Why is this person notable and influential?

Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee was one of the most prominent journalists of post-World War II America, serving first as managing editor, then as executive editor at The Washington Post, from 1965 to 1991. He became a public figure when he joined The New York Times in publishing the Pentagon Papers and gave the go-ahead for the paper’s extensive coverage of the Watergate scandal. He was also criticized for editorial lapses when the Post had to return a Pulitzer Prize in 1981 after it discovered its award-winning story was false.

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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How’s this person influential?
#171 World Rank #122 USA Rank