The Costa Report - January 27, 2012 Bob Woodruff
Bob Woodruff is an award-winning broadcast journalist for ABC News. He has covered major stories throughout the country and around the world, and was named co-anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight in December 2005. On January 29, 2006, he was seriously injured by a roadside bomb that struck his vehicle near Taji, Iraq. Just 13 months after being wounded, he returned to ABC News with his first on-air report, To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports. This prime time documentary chronicled his traumatic brain injury, painstaking recovery, and the plight of thousands of service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with similar injuries. He continues to cover this topic and was honored with a Peabody Award in 2008 for his reporting on the subject. In February 2007, Woodruff and his wife Lee published the best-selling memoir In An Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing, chronicling his injuries in Iraq and how their family persevered through a time of intense trauma and uncertainty. They also established the Bob Woodruff Foundation to help heal the physical and hidden wounds of war by providing resources and support to injured service members, veterans and their families. In July 2008, Woodruff began anchoring Focus Earth, a weekly eco-newscast for Planet Green, Discovery Communications’ 24/7 eco-lifestyle network.