September 3, 2007 |
NEW YORK -- While it's hard to think of positives to come out of a severe brain injury, here's one: It helped ABC News' Bob Woodruff score a scoop. South Dakota Sen. Tim Johnson turned to Woodruff for a "Nightline" report on his recovery and return to public life this week after a brain hemorrhage. The Democrat probably figured no other reporter would better understand what he went through.
December 7, 2005 |
When ABC News President David Westin wanted to tell Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff that he had selected them to lead the network's flagship broadcast late last week, he had trouble getting his two new anchors in the same room. Woodruff had returned from a reporting stint in Mississippi just as Vargas left for a trip to cover the storm recovery efforts in New Orleans. Westin ended up breaking the news via conference call.
February 6, 2006 |
The last time ABC's Elizabeth Vargas saw her co-anchor, Bob Woodruff, he and his producers had their suitcases with them and were readying to leave the newsroom, bound on a week-and-a-half-long swing through Israel and Iraq. "I was envious -- I wanted to go," Vargas recalled in an interview. "I was sort of joking with him, 'I can't believe you guys are going without me!'
November 1, 2007
All in the family: Lee Woodruff, wife of ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff, is joining the network's "Good Morning America" as a contributor.
January 9, 2007 |
ABC's Bob Woodruff is returning to the air next month for the first time since he was seriously wounded in Iraq by a roadside bomb. He will tell the story of his recovery. In "To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports," the former "World News" anchor goes back to the soldiers and doctors who helped save his life to share how he overcame the injuries he sustained last January. The special will air at 10 p.m. on Feb. 27. Matea Gold
April 27, 2007 |
Bob Woodruff of ABC News is headed to Havana this weekend for his first overseas reporting trip since being severely injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq last year. He'll be accompanied by cameraman Doug Vogt and sound technician Magnus Macedo, who were with him on the Iraq trip. Woodruff, 45, suffered traumatic brain injuries in the Jan. 29, 2006, bombing. Vogt was also wounded. The Cuba coverage begins on "World News" on Sunday.