Robert Upshur Woodward was a reporter of The Washington Post.
In 1972, Bob Woodward teamed up with Carl Bernstein to investigate the Watergate scandal concerning President Richard Nixon. In January 1973, they uncovered evidence exposing Richard Nixon's involvement in the burglary. Before they can report their findings, both Woodward and Bernstein are assassinated, and the evidence they gathered exposing Nixon's involvement in the Watergate scandal is destroyed.
In 1973, Eddie Blake joked about the assassination of Woodward and Bernstein during a banquet in his honor, claiming that he is "clean".
- The assassination of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein is an important point of divergence between the alternate history of Watchmen and the real world. With Woodward and Bernstein dead, the investigation of Watergate was buried and Richard Nixon remained in power up into the 1980s.