American newspaper editor, reporters and correspondent
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About Ben Bradlee
Ben Bradlee began his journalism career in 1946 with the New Hampshire Sunday News. He later joined The Washington Post as one of their reporters. In 1954, he moved Newsweek where he worked as their European correspondent.
Eleven years later, he returned to the Washington Post as the managing editor. In 1968, he was made the publication’s executive editor. It was during his tenure that the paper came out with the infamous Watergate scandal.
He was the son of Josephine de Gersdorff and the famous American football star Frederick Josiah Bradlee Jr. His fourteen years marriage to Jean Saltonstall ended in 1952. The following year, he married Antoinette Pinchot but the couple separated after two decades. In 1978, he married American journalist Sally Quinn. His four children include Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee Jr. and Quinn Bradlee.
The renowned journalist studied at St. Mark's School, and Dexter School before enrolling at Harvard University.
He was the recipient of the American Academy of Achievement’s Golden Plate Award in 1988. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013. He was also honored with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.
Bradlee was heavily criticized in 1981 after the Post was asked to return a Pulitzer Prize after publishing a fabricated story.
The celebrated journalist served in the US Navy during the Second World War.
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F.A.Q. about Ben Bradlee
When is his birthday?
Ben Bradlee's birthday is on August 26, 1921.
In how many days is his birthday?
Ben's birthday is in 157 days
How old was Ben when he died?
He was 93 years old.
When did he die?
He died in October 21, 2014.
How old would he be today?
Ben Bradlee would be 101 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Ben from?
He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S..