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Seriously injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq, Bob Woodruff is a throwback to the reporters of years ago who brought you the news no matter what the danger.
From reporting on the Afghanistan and Iraq wars to covering the on-going situation in the Middle East/North Africa, to observing inside North Korea the 2010 celebration of the 65th Anniversary of the Workers Party, to witnessing the final troops leaving Iraq from Camp Virginia in Kuwait and visiting the very border spot where he entered Iraq on March 20, 2003 embedded with the Marines, Woodruff conveys the most influential stories facing our world today. In January of 2006, while reporting on U.S. and Iraqi security forces, Woodruff was seriously injured by a roadside bomb that struck his vehicle near Taji, Iraq. In an instant, his life was altered forever. Sharing stories from his moving and inspirational best-selling memoir, In An Instant, which he co-authored with his wife Lee, Woodruff captivates audiences and leaves them with a new understanding of the fragility of life, the strength of family, the bravery of those who helped save his life and lessons on how to survive and overcome even the most tragic of circumstances. For his intrepid ability to get at the heart of a story, Woodruff has won numerous awards including three Emmys, a George Foster Peabody, an Alfred I. Dupont Award and the Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism. After his miraculous recovery, the Woodruffs established the Bob Woodruff Foundation (ReMIND.org,), which assists wounded servicemen and their families with receiving the long-term care they need and helps them successfully reintegrate into their communities. They both speak to groups nationwide to keep the focus on our returning service members and their families. To date, the Bob Woodruff Foundation has given away more than $10 million to assisting organizations.
Bob Woodruff and Lucy Kaylin - American Magazine Media Conference
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TEDxWomen: Stops and Starts with Bob Woodruff
In An Instant
An International Perspective, A Voice At Home
Bob Woodruff is truly amazing. He received the highest ratings of all the other speakers on the program.Nebraska Bankers Association
Our luncheon was a great success, thanks in part to Bob Woodruff’s presence and keynote address. His comments were very well-received and he did a terrific job of weaving his personal story and experiences to some of the issues that Plymouth’s veterans, and our other residents, face in re-building their lives after years of life on the streets. Thank you for all your support and assistance along the way.Plymouth Housing Group