Kenneth L. Woodward is a contributing editor of Newsweek where he had been Religion editor for 38 years. In that time he reported on a variety of subjects from six continents for various departments of the magazine. Woodward is the author of some 750 articles for Newsweek , including more than 100 cover stories He has written articles, essays and book reviews for other publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Commonweal, America, First Things, Concillium, The Christian Century, The Tablet (London) and The Nation. He is a contributor to the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Protestantism and the author of three books: Grandparents Grandchildren: The Vital Connection, with Arthur Kornhaber; MD, Making Saints: How the Catholic Church Determines Who Becomes a Saint, Who Doesn't and Why, and most recently, The Book of Miracles: The Meaning of the Miracle Stories in Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam. He is a winner of the National Magazine Award among other honors. He has lectured at over 50 universities; has been a Fellow of the National Humanities Center and Regents' Lecturer in Religion at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He holds four honorary degrees, and appears frequently on television as a commentator.
Mr. Woodward is a native of Cleveland Ohio. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has done post-graduate work at the University of Michigan Law School, the University of Iowa and the University of Strasbourg, France. He and his wife, Betty, have three grown children and five grandchildren.