Bob Woodruff, ABC News Anchor

Bob Woodruff, ABC News Anchor

Bob Woodruff

2.7.2008

Bob Woodruff

Bob Woodruff joined ABC News in 1996 and soon covered major stories across the country and the world, including the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the affects of the Asian tsunami, the 2004 presidential campaign, and the nuclear shutdown with Iran and North Korea. After the September 11 attacks he was among the first westerners in Pakistan and was one of ABC’s leading foreign correspondents during the war in Afghanistan. In 2005 he was named co-anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight: Shortly after receiving his title, Woodruff was injured in Iraq in 2006

ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff shares his profound story on how he was seriously injured by a roadside bomb near Taji, Iraq. He discusses his traumatic brain injury, his painstaking recovery, the plight of thousands of service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with similar injuries and how he has developed a foundation that strives to help better the recovery process for the soldiers who have served our country. Thirteen months after his injury, Woodruff returned to ABC News with his first on-air report, “To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports.” Woodruff also speaks about his memoir, “In an Instant” written by himself and his wife Lee, on his injuries and how their family persevered through a time of trauma and uncertainty.