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March 12 (UPI) -- A oil rig worker stationed off the southeastern coast of Vietnam claims he saw the crash of the Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished without a trace Saturday.
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More signs of transition in North Korea

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- North Korea has given more confirmation that Kim Jong-un is in line to succeed his father, a clearly sick Kim Jong-il, ABC's Bob Woodruff reported Sunday.

Comedian Gold joins Gosselin talk show

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The new talk show pilot starring U.S. reality TV star Kate Gosselin will also feature comedian Judy Gold, an insider says.
Bob Woodruff to get Daniel Pearl award

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LOS ANGELES, April 10 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Press Club said it plans to honor U.S. broadcast journalist Bob Woodruff with its Daniel Pearl Award.
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Bob Woodruff documentary on ABC

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- News anchor Bob Woodruff will return to ABC in February to tell the story of his recovery after being wounded in Iraq in 2006. The former co-anchor of "World News" will tell the story of his ordeal through interviews with the ABC News team that was with h

Journalist Woodruff accepts Victory Award

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff has received a Victory Award in Washington for injuries he suffered in Iraq.

Woodruff to return to ABC

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff is set to be host of a prime-time special next year about his experiences in Iraq, where he was wounded last January.

ABC news name change reflects 24/7 demand

NEW YORK, July 20 (UPI) -- ABC's prime-time evening newscast, formerly "World News Tonight" is dropping the word "Tonight," reflecting the increased demand for 24 hour news. The nightly news will be called "World News with Charles Gibson" starting Wednesday, Zap2it.com reported.

Bob Woodruff possible Gibson replacement

NEW YORK, June 30 (UPI) -- Former anchor Bob Woodruff, who was wounded in Iraq, visited ABC's New York newsroom, prompting speculation he may replace Charles Gibson on the morning show.

Newsman Woodruff bounces back

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) -- Television news anchor Bob Woodruff, 45, who was wounded in a January bomb explosion in Iraq, made a surprise visit to ABC's New York newsroom.

Baghdad bomb blast kills 2 CBS newsmen

BAGHDAD, May 29 (UPI) -- Two British journalists working for CBS News in Baghdad were killed Monday in a roadside bomb attack that seriously injured a correspondent.

Charles Gibson named ABC News anchor

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) -- ABC News Thursday appointed Charles Gibson as the sole anchor of its flagship "World News Tonight."
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Bob Woodruff
Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff named co-anchors on December 5, 2005 of expanded version of ABC's World News Tonight beginning Monday, January 2, 2006. (UPI Photo/Jeff Neira-ABC) .

Robert Warren "Bob" Woodruff (born August 18, 1961, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan) is an American television journalist. His career in journalism dates back to 1989, but is best-known for succeeding Peter Jennings as co-anchor of ABC News' weekday news broadcast, World News Tonight in January 2006. Later the same month he was critically wounded by a roadside bomb in Iraq.

Woodruff's parents are Robert, Sr. and Fran Woodruff. Bob and his wife Lee McConaughy were married in 1988 and have four children.

He grew up in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan where he graduated from the private Cranbrook Kingswood school in 1979. He earned a B.A. from Colgate University in 1983, where he also played lacrosse finishing his career with 184 point, second all-time at Colgate. Woodruff earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1987. He is an alumnus of Theta Chi Fraternity. He is fluent in German and Mandarin, as well as his native English.

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