Brother positive about Woodruff's recovery

NEW YORK, May 5 (UPI) -- ABC "World News Tonight" anchor Bob Woodruff is nearly recovered from physical injuries suffered when a roadside bomb exploded near his caravan in Iraq.

Bob Woodruff is back home with family

NEW YORK, April 6 (UPI) -- ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff told colleagues Thursday he is going to his suburban New York home after months of treatment for a head injury suffered in Iraq.

Bob Woodruff honored by colleagues

WASHINGTON, March 30 (UPI) -- "World News Tonight" co-anchor Bob Woodruff has received the Radio and Television Association's David Bloom award for excellence in enterprise reporting.

ABC's Bob Woodruff enters rehab facility

NEW YORK, March 16 (UPI) -- "ABC World News Tonight" anchor Bob Woodruff left a Bethesda, Md., medical center Thursday to continue his recovery at a New York rehabilitation facility.

Gibson headed to 'World News Tonight'

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- A New York Post columnist reports ABC News has tapped Charles Gibson to replace Bob Woodruff as the anchor of "World News Tonight."

Bob Woodruff starting to walk and talk

NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- ABC News co-anchor Bob Woodruff is speaking with family and doctors and starting to walk, his brother reported Tuesday.

Vogt returns to France, Woodruff sits up

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- ABC News cameraman Doug Vogt returned to France Friday to undergo further treatment for injuries suffered in a Jan. 29 Iraqi bombing attack.

Woodruff's recovery reported progressing

NEW YORK, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- "World News Tonight" anchor Bob Woodruff is progressing in his recovery from injuries suffered in an Iraqi bomb attack, it was reported Friday.

ABC News has Woodruff video

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- ABC News executives in New York say they have not viewed the tape that was rolling when an Iraqi roadside bomb hit anchor Bob Woodruff and his cameraman. The videotape is still in Doug Vogt's damaged camera, which was transported with the injured men to t

Injured ABC newsmen return to U.S.

LANDSTUHL, Germany, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- ABC newsman Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt left a hospital in Germany for Bethesda, Md., on Tuesday after being injured by a bomb in Iraq.

ABC's Woodruff responds to stimuli

LANDSTUHL, Germany, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Wounded ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff showed some signs of recovery at a U.S. military hospital in Germany, opening his eyes Monday and responding to stimuli.

ABC's Woodruff, Vogt stable after bombing

BAGHDAD, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- ABC News co-anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt were in stable condition after undergoing surgery in Iraq Sunday.

ABC News prepares for new look

NEW YORK, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- ABC News says its "World News Tonight" with Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff will be different from CBS' failed experiment with Dan Rather and Connie Chung.

Woodruff and Vargas named ABC co-anchors

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- ABC News Monday announced Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff would fill the "World News Tonight" anchor post left empty by the death of Peter Jennings.

ABC denies Diane Sawyer report

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- ABC News says Diane Sawyer is not in the running to replace the late Peter Jennings as anchor of "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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