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March 17, 2006 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
A month and a half after ABC's Bob Woodruff was seriously injured while traveling in a military convoy in Iraq, the evening newscast he co-anchored is still mired in uncertainty as network executives try to sort out how to keep it on track in his absence. Much of the internal debate is focused on who should replace him.
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December 21, 2009 | By Matea Gold
Thursday night, retiring ABC anchor Charles Gibson was feted by colleagues in a Lincoln Center reception hall overlooking the Hudson River. Among the hundreds on hand, one person was conspicuously absent: Diane Sawyer, who succeeds him tonight on the network's flagship evening newscast, "World News." She was already on assignment, headed to Copenhagen to meet with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for an exclusive interview to kick off her tenure. It was a move that speaks volumes about her ambitions for "World News" -- a post she has long sought.
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February 27, 2007 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
He occasionally searches for a word and has limited vision in the right corners of his eyes. But aside from some red scars that pocket his face, there are few outward signs that 13 months ago part of Bob Woodruff's skull was blown off by a roadside bomb in Iraq. "I feel so lucky in so many ways," the ABC correspondent said Monday, seated in an airy conference room in the network's Manhattan headquarters. "I see what my family has gone through and I realize how difficult it has been."
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July 14, 2009 | Associated Press
ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff returned to Iraq on Monday for the first time since he was nearly killed there by a roadside bomb more than three years ago. Woodruff is on a reporting trip that left Washington with Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The ABC newsman is staying on U.S. military bases while he is in Iraq. Woodruff suffered a serious brain injury from the Jan. 29, 2006, bomb that exploded while he was riding in an Iraqi army tank, his upper body exposed as he stood in the hatch.
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September 3, 2007 | David Bauder, Associated Press
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.
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January 31, 2006 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt showed improvement Monday, a day after a roadside explosion rocked their vehicle as they traveled on an Iraq road north of Baghdad, spraying shrapnel that left them both with severe head injuries. The two journalists, who were airlifted to a U.S. military medical center in Landstuhl, Germany, on Sunday night, remained in serious but stable condition.
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December 7, 2005 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
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.
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February 6, 2006 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
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!'
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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.
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January 9, 2007 | Matea Gold
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
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April 3, 2008 | From the Associated Press
ATHENS, Ga. -- Stories about wounded Iraq veterans, reported by war-wounded TV journalists, won Peabody Awards on Wednesday. Thirty-five recipients of the 67th annual George Foster Peabody Awards for broadcasting excellence in news and entertainment were announced by the University of Georgia ahead of a ceremony in New York City on June 16.
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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.
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September 3, 2007 | David Bauder, Associated Press
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.
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April 27, 2007 | From the Associated Press
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.
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April 8, 2007
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April 27, 2007 | From the Associated Press
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.
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