Bob Woodruff, American television journalist is joining the 2013 speaker line-up. His career in journalism dates back to 1989, and he is widely known for succeeding Peter Jennings as co-anchor of ABC News’ weekday news broadcast, World News Tonight in December 2005. On January 29, 2006, Bob Woodruff was seriously injured in an explosion from an improvised explosive device near Taji, Iraq.
In February 2007, Bob and Lee Woodruff published an account of their lives after Bob’s injury, In an Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing. It details the beginnings of Woodruff’s journalism career and the building of Bob and Lee’s family. The book delves into the explosion in Iraq that affected his family and focuses on Bob’s lengthy, ongoing recovery. A percentage of the proceeds are donated to the Bob Woodruff Foundation
ReMIND.org, a Bob Woodruff Foundation Initiative, provides resources and support to injured service members, veterans and their families, and is building a movement to empower communities nationwide to take action to successfully reintegrate our nation’s injured heroes — especially those who have sustained the hidden injuries of war — back into their communities, and ensure they thrive physically, psychologically, socially, and economically.