Bob Woodruff ABC News, Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Salary and Net Worth

Bob Woodruff (Robert Warren “Bob” Woodruff)  is an American television journalist, born on August 18, 1961 in in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan .

Bob Woodruff Wiki

Bob Woodruff (Robert Warren “Bob” Woodruff)  is an American television journalist, born on August 18, 1961, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

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Bob Woodruff Biography

Woodruff graduated in 1979 from the private Cranbrook Kingswood school in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. In 1983, he earned a B.A. from Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, where he was part of the lacrosse team finishing his career with 184 points, second all-time at Colgate. Woodruff also earned a J.D. in 1987 from the University of Michigan Law School, and he is an alumnus of Theta Chi Fraternity.

Woodruff worked as a bankruptcy associate at Shearman & Sterling, LLC., in New York City, after graduating from law school . While Woodruff was teaching law in Beijing, China, in 1989, CBS News hired him as an on-screen interpreter during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. He left the law practice shortly thereafter, and became a full-time correspondent, initially working for several local stations.

Bob Woodruff Age

He was born on 18th August 1961.

Bob Woodruff Family

Woodruff is the son of Frances Ann (Dawson) and Robert Norman Woodruff Jr., a real estate agent.

Bob Woodruff Wife

Woodruff got married to Lee McConaughy in 1988, and together they have four children, Macklin Robert (Mack), Cathryn, and twins Claire and Nora.

Bob Woodruff ABC News

In 1996, Woodruff began working for ABC News. In December 2005, he succeeded Peter Jennings as a co-anchor of ABC World News Tonight. Woodruff was critically wounded by a roadside bomb in Iraq, in January 2006.

Wounded in Iraq

Woodruff and Canadian cameraman Doug Vogt were seriously injured on 29 January 2006,in an explosion from an improvised explosive device near Taji, Iraq, about 12 miles (19 km) north of Baghdad. He had traveled with an ABC News team to Israel to report on the aftermath of the 2006 Palestinian elections, and then via Amman to Baghdad, so that he could meet with troops before President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address for 2006.

Thirteen months after being wounded, Woodruff returned to ABC News in February 2007, with his first on-air report, “To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports.” The hour-long, primetime documentary was about his traumatic brain injury (TBI), his painstaking recovery and the plight of thousands of service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with similar injuries.

Since returning to the air, after recovering Woodruff has reported from around the globe. He has traveled to North Korea eight times, investigating the growing nuclear threats in the hands of Kim Jong Un. He has since 2015, been ABC’s primary correspondent throughout Asia, especially China, reporting on topics ranging from the controversial treatment of Muslims in the Xinjiang province to the United States’ presence in the South China Sea.

Bob Woodruff Documentary

ABC News aired his critically-acclaimed documentary “China Inside Out,”in 2008, which examined how China’s global rise impacts what’s being called the “Chinese Century.” He has seen the rising violence and murders following President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug policies, on the streets of Manila. In the wake of the devastating natural disasters to report on the stabilization of nuclear reactors in the country, he traveled to Japan.

Bob Woodruff Book

Bob and Lee Woodruff published an account of their lives in February 2007, after Bob’s injury, In an Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing. The book details the beginnings of Woodruff’s journalism career, and the building of Bob and Lee’s family. The book excavated into the explosion in Iraq that affected his family and focuses on Bob’s lengthy, ongoing recovery. A percentage of the proceeds are donated to the Bob Woodruff Foundation.

Bob Woodruff New Book

  • Perfectly Imperfect: A Life in Progress; The book is about a Life in Progress is a deeply personal look at a well-lived life in progress and the many roles played by a modern American wife, mother, daughter, and friend—it is the book you’ll want to share with every woman you know.

Is Judy Woodruff Related To Bob Woodruff

No he is not related to Judy Woodruff.

Bob Woodruff Foundation

On 29 January 2006, while reporting in Iraq , Woodruff was critically injured by a roadside bomb that struck his vehicle. The staff tt the his Foundation, navigates a maze of more than 46,000 nonprofits to find, fund and shape innovative programs in communities where veterans, their families and caregivers live and work.

Since 11 September 2001, more than 2.6 million U.S. service members have been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq . More than 51,000 service members have been physically wounded, in the mission. It is estimated on the basis of surveys of previously deployed service members, that more than 320,000 have probably sustained traumatic brain injuries and more than 300,000 have probable psychological wounds. The Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that post-9/11 injured service members, veterans, and their families thrive long after they return home.

Woodruff was in 2014, awarded the third highest honor within the Department of the Army Civilian Awards, the Outstanding Civilian Service Award, for substantial contributions to the U.S. Army community through his work with the Woodruff Foundation.

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