|Bob Woodruff Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||August 18, 1961|
Bob Woodruff is an American television journalist, producer, and writer who started working for ABC News in 1996 and for his contributions to journalism, he has been honored with multiple accolades including the 2008 Los Angeles Press Club’s Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism, 2007 Peabody Award for Bob Woodruff Reporting: Wounds of War-The Long Road Home for Our Nation’s Veterans, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America’s (IAVA) “Civilian Service Award” for his dedication to the nation’s newest generation of veterans (2007), and 2013 American Legion National Commander Public Relations Award.
Robert Warren Woodruff
Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Michigan, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Bob Woodruff studied at the private Cranbrook Kingswood School located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and graduated in the year 1979. Later, he got enrolled at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, and received a B.A. in 1983. During his time at the university, Woodruff also played lacrosse and finished his career with 184 points, second all-time at Colgate.
Afterward, he went on to earn a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1987 and is an alumnus of Theta Chi Fraternity.
Television Journalist, Producer, Writer
- Father – Robert Norman Woodruff Jr. (Real Estate Agent)
- Mother – Frances Ann (Dawson) (Real Estate Agent)
- Sibling – David Woodruff (Brother)
6 ft or 183 cm
74 kg or 163 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Bob Woodruff has dated –
- Lee McConaughy (1988-Present) – The duo got married in 1988 and has been blessed with 4 children – Macklin (Mack) Robert (b. in 1991), Cathryn (b. in 1994), and twins Nora and Claire (b. in 2000).
Race / Ethnicity
Salt and Pepper
- Deep-set eyes
- Tall stature
Bob Woodruff Facts
- He started his career as a bankruptcy associate at Shearman & Sterling, LLC., in New York City.
- Bob Woodruff was hired by CBS News as an on-screen interpreter during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
- In January 2006, he was wounded by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq.
- He won the Radio and Television Association’s David Bloom Award for “Excellence in Enterprise” in 2006.
- Alongside his wife, Bob Woodruff co-founded the non-profit organization named the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) which has aimed at helping post-9/11 injured service members, veterans, and their families after they return home.
- The book In An Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing by Bob and Lee Woodruff was released in 2007.
- People often assume that Bob Woodruff is related to television journalist Judy Woodruff but that is not true.
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