Radio and Television Association's David Bloom Award for Excellence in Enterprise (2006); American Legion National Commander Public Relations Award (2013), Public Leadership in Neurology Award - American Brain Federation/, This page was last edited on 10 December 2020, at 16:13. The couple met during a softball game between journalists and staff of the Carter presidential campaign in Plains, Georgia in 1976. ABC's World News Tonight remained second in the Nielsen Media Research rankings, though it had lost some ground to NBC's then first-place Nightly News, anchored by Brian Williams before his ouster.  In 1989, while Woodruff was teaching law in Beijing, China, CBS News hired him as an on-screen interpreter during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Bob Woodruff was named co-anchor of ABC's "World News Tonight" in December 2005. We find and fund innovative programs, with a special emphasis on the hidden injuries, in communities where veterans, their families, and caregivers live and work. In 2007, Woodruff won the Peabody Award for reporting Wounds of War along with winning the Civilian Service Award. The Peabody Award-winning journalist, Woodruff, has a net worth of $5 million as of 2020. Bob spent 36 days in a medically-induced coma, and his wife, Lee, was introduced to many families of service members dealing with Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injuries. Map of Bob Woodruff Park (PDF) Map of Bob Woodruff/OPPNP/Santa Fe Trails (PDF) Map of Bob Woodruff Park Soft Trails (PDF) Since January 2020, the foundation has invested over $6 million. The journalist aged 58 was born as Robert Warren Woodruff on August 18, 1961, to his real estate agent parents, Robert Norman Woodruff Jr. and Frances Ann (Dawson).He hails from Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Michigan, the United States, and he grew up alongside his brother, David Woodruff.Bob holds white ethnicity and his birth sign is Leo. Further, in 2016, he became a recipient of Public Leadership in Neurology Award (PLINA). Since then, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has led an enduring call to action for people to stand up for heroes and meet the emerging and long-term needs of today’s veterans. Robert Warren Woodruff was born on August 18, 1961, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, the U.S. David Woodruff and his wife with Rene' Bardorf attend "Stand Up For Heroes" a benefit for the Bob Woodruff Family Fund at The Town Hall in New York... Diane Sawyer attends "Stand Up For Heroes" a benefit for the Bob Woodruff Family Fund at The Town Hall in New York City on November 7, 2007. Family: Wife Lee, children Macklin “Mack” Robert, 29, Cathryn, 26, and twins Claire and Nora, 20. Discover the real story, facts, and details of Bob Woodruff. Bob is related to Howard R Woodruff and Howard N Woodruff as well as 1 additional person.  Woodruff had traveled with an ABC News team to Israel to report on the aftermath of the 2006 Palestinian elections, and then via Amman to Baghdad, so that he could meet with troops before President George W. Bush's State of the Union address for 2006. He is still active in journalism even after surviving such a traumatic incident. At present, he earns an annual salary of over $93,253 as an ABC correspondent. Woodruff sustained shrapnel wounds; Vogt was struck by shrapnel in the head, and suffered a broken shoulder. Bob Woodruff Family – Parents and Brothers. Bruce Springsteen will once again tell dirty jokes and play a few songs — albeit virtually — for the annual Stand Up for Heroes benefit event, which supports the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s efforts to help wounded service members, veterans and their families. ABC's Bob Woodruff: The Unexpected Life The ABC News correspondent was almost killed in Iraq 10 years ago. Like Woodruff, his wife is also a journalist apart from being a writer. Woodruff family history begins with Hugo Wuderove, added to the Knights Templar List of Lincolnshire in 1185. During his time there he played lacrosse and till he graduated had earned a collective point of 184 in the game. Bob and his cameraman Doug Vogt were traveling in an armored vehicle wearing helmets and body armor. In 2006, he was severely injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq. Bob and Lee Woodruff had a wonderful life. Family: Wife Lee, children Macklin “Mack” Robert, 29, Cathryn, 26, and twins Claire and Nora, 20. Woodruff was born in Columbus, Georgia, the son of Ernest Woodruff, an Atlanta businessman who, among other things, was leader of the group of investors who bought The Coca-Cola Company from Asa Griggs Candler in 1919. But since that fateful day, well-covered by the U.S. and world news media, The Bob Woodruff Foundation is proud to partner with best-in-class scientific organizations to provide important research findings to the community of organizations that represent and serve post-9/11 veterans, service members, families, and caregivers. Woodruff has a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and a BA from Colgate University. She and her husband, Bob, are cofounders of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which assists injured service members and their families. On January 29, 2006, while reporting on U.S. and Iraqi security forces, he was seriously injured by a roadside bomb that struck his vehicle near Taji, Iraq. 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