Barry Sussman

Barry Sussman, a longtime editor and political observer, was the Washington Post's Watergate editor.

Barry Sussman was a Washington Post editor for 22 years, serving as city editor, special Watergate editor, and co-founder of the Washington Post/ABC News opinion poll. From 2003 to 2012 he was editor of Nieman Watchdog, a website of the Nieman Foundation at Harvard that encouraged investigative reporting. He is the author of three books. The first, "The Great Coverup: Nixon and the Scandal of Watergate," now in its fourth edition, was named one of the best books of the year in 1974 by the New York Times. Sussman's website is He resides in Rockville, MD.