Two of his best-known colleagues at the Washington Post -- Woodward and Bernstein of Watergate fame -- are among those who've paid tribute today to Ben Bradlee at the funeral of the newspaper's longtime executive editor.

Carl Bernstein said Bradlee was unwavering in his support of his young reporters as they confronted the Nixon administration. He says the ``central part of his character'' was that ``he was not afraid.''

Bob Woodward remembered Bradlee as a ``journalistic warrior.'' He says Bradlee would prowl the newsroom like a wolf in search of news, gossip or any signs of hidden truth.

Bradlee died last week at 93 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease in recent years.

Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry and many government officials and journalists were among hundreds who filled the Washington National Cathedral.