Bob Woodruff (Robert Warren Woodruff) is a well-known American television journalist. In 2006, Bob co-anchored ABC World News Tonight with ABC News reporter and co-anchor Elizabeth Vargas. After graduating from law school, Bob worked as a bankruptcy associate at Shearman & Sterling, LLC located in New York.
In 1989, he was working as a law professor in Beijing, China when CBS News hired him as an on-screen interpreter during the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. Bob began working for ABC News in 1996 and later succeeded Peter Jennings in December in 2005 as co-anchor of ABC World News Tonight. He co-hosted the show with Elizabeth Vargas.
The age of Bob Woodruff
Bob Woodruff was born on August 18, 1961 in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States. He is 61 years old.
Height Bob Woodruff
Bob is a man of average height, standing at 5 feet 8 inches (about 1.73 meters).
Bob Woodruff Family
Bob was born to his father Robert Norman Woodruff Jr., and his mother Frances Ann (Dawson) on August 18, 1961, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States. Bob’s parents worked as real estate agents.
Spouse Bob Woodruff
He is happily married to his beautiful wife Lee McConaughey. The adorable couple got married in 1988 and are blessed with four children namely Macklin Robert (Mack), Katherine, and twins Claire and Nora.
Bob Woodruff training
He attended and graduated from Cranbrook Kingswood Private School located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Later, Bob enrolled at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York, graduating with a BA in 1983. Additionally, he attended the University of Michigan Law School where he earned his J.D. in 1987.
Bob Woodruff Salary
He received a generous salary of $97,624 per year. This is in line with the salaries of ABC News anchors.
Bob Woodruff Net Worth
From his successful journalism career and his foundation known as BWF, Bob has managed to amass a huge fortune and has an estimated net worth between $1 million and $5 million.
Bob Woodruff Career
On February 28, 2007, Bob resumed his contributions to ABC World News with Charles a day after GMA’s interview with Diane Sawyer on February 27, 2007. He was scheduled to begin reporting for Nightline “on a regular basis” from March 7, the same year. Bob began hosting a new weekly ABC News newscast on July 12, 2008.
He has his foundation known as the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF), a non-profit organization that focuses on supporting service members affected after 9/11, veterans, and their families after they return home. In 2014, he earned the Distinguished Civilian Service Award, the third highest honor in the Department of the Army’s Civilian Awards for significant contributions to the U.S. Army community through his work with his foundation.
On January 29, 2006, Bob and a Canadian cameraman known as Doug Vogt were seriously injured in an explosion near Taji, Iraq. Bob had traveled to Israel with an ABC News team to cover the aftermath of the 2006 Palestinian elections.
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