Goodman initially worked as a journalist on Nigel Dempster's gossip column in the Daily Mail, before joining the News of the World as royal editor. He was among the tabloid journalists covering the breakdown of the marriage of the Diana, Princess of Wales to Prince Charles, and then held the News of the World record for number of consecutive front page splashes, with five.
In March 2005 Goodman took over Mark Bolland's "Blackadder" column, that reported details of the lives of notable personalities. It was while writing for this column that two entries raised suspicion with Royal Household staff that Goodman had access to the Royal Family's voicemails.
On 26 January 2007 Goodman was imprisoned for four months, having pleaded guilty to illegally intercepting phone messages from Clarence House.
Goodman was arrested again, along with Andy Coulson, on 8 July 2011 after new revelations of the phone... Read More