Benjamin Bradlee is vice-president at large of the Washington Post. Born in Boston, Bradlee attended Harvard College. In 1942, he became a communications officer for the Office of Naval Intelligence and fought in thirteen battles during World War II. Following the war, Bradlee became a reporter for the Washington Post. Working as a journalist in Washington, DC, Bradlee formed a close friendship with Senator John F. Kennedy. He toured with both Kennedy and Nixon during their respective presidential campaigns in 1960. Bradlee became executive editor of the Washington Post in 1968, a position he held until 1991. During this time, Bradlee oversaw the Post’s award-winning coverage of the Watergate affair and the publication of the Pentagon Papers. In 2013, Bradlee was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Bradlee and his wife, journalist Sally Quinn, live in Washington, DC.