Bob Woodruff

Bob Woodruff


8/18/1961, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

Birth Name

Robert Warren Woodruff


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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Bob Woodruff's last job, prior to being employed at ABC News, was at ABC affiliate KNXV-TV in Phoenix, Arizona, between the years of 1994 and 1996.

    • Bob Woodruff was also employed with the CBS affiliate WTVR-TV in Richmond, Virginia, between the years of 1992 to 1994.

    • Bob Woodruff was a reporter for KCPM-TV, an NBC affiliate in Redding, California, between the years of 1991 and 1992, prior to working at ABC News.

    • Bob Woodruff's brother reported in March of 2006 that Bob was healing rapidly, beginning to walk, recognize friends and family, and speak in several languages.

    • After sustaining shrapnel injuries to the head, Bob Woodruff was evacuated to the United States Army Medical Command Hospital in Landstuhl, Germany on January 29, 2006.

    • Bob and Lee Woodruff are married, and currently parent four children.

    • Bob Woodruff's corresponding experience for CBS News inspired him to leave the law practice and instead become a full-time network correspondent, gaining him a place at ABC News in 1996.

    • While Bob was teaching law in Beijing, CBS News hired him as a translator during the Tiananmen Square ordeal in 1989.

    • Bob Woodruff worked as a bankruptcy associate at Shearman & Sterling once graduating from law school.

    • Bob Woodruff is part of the Theta Chi Fraternity.

    • Bob Woodruff also earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

    • Bob Woodruff gained his B.A. from Colgate University in the year of 1983.

    • Bob Woodruff is a graduate of Cranbrook Kingswood School in 1979.

    • In a common misconception, Bob Woodruff is not related to television journalist Judy Woodruff.

    • Bob's father, Richard Woodruff, passed away in 2003 at the age of 78.

    • Richard Woodruff and Miriam Woodruff are Bob's parents.

    • In late January of 2006, Bob Woodruff became one of the first American news reporters to be seriously injured while reporting in a war zone; a roadside bomb detonated near the convoy he was riding.

  • Quotes

    • Bob Woodruff: (Speaking of his life becoming back to normal after his injuries in Iraq.) I am moving on to outpatient treatment and I can't tell you what a blessing it is. Though I know there is still a long road ahead, it's nice to be feeling more like myself again -- laughing with family, reading bedtime stories and reminding my kids to do their homework.

    • Bob Woodruff: (Speaking of his inspiration to become a reporter.) When I realized there was a job that existed in this world where I could be in the middle of huge world events and actually get paid for it, it was an epiphany for me.

    • Bob Woodruff: (Speaking of the Hurricane Katrina aftermath.) I think back to the tsunami, and I remember being so astonished, 2 1/2 weeks after it hit, to be standing in the capital of Indonesia and see a dead body on the ground. I never thought, never in a million years, that I would find something like that in the United States. But 10 days afterward in New Orleans, one of the great cities in America, and there were dead bodies on the ground. It's tough to have that happen in your own country.

  • So glad he is still reporting.

    Such a great person.
  • Hope he gets the ABC News job somewhere in the future!

    Maybe he ain't ready for it just yet but what

    He did back in Janaury shows that Bob Woodruff has

    The guts and hard news of a man that could land

    ABC News job somewhere and sometime in the future. Has the brains, sometimes brawns, and looks.

    Just went a little too soon. Maybe just needs like a year or two to develop.

    In case you are wondering, he used to be the late David Bloom's friend!moreless