ABC's Bob Woodruff: 'It's a Miracle I'm Alive'

A little more than a year after a roadside bomb in Iraq nearly killed him, ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff has returned to talk about his experience – appearing this week on Good Morning America and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He and wife Lee also have documented the incredible recovery in a new book, In an Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing, excerpted in the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.

Bob Woodruff Opens Up About Injuries

Standing steady at a Washington, D.C., podium with no visible sign of impairment, former coanchor of ABC’s World News Tonight Bob Woodruff said on Monday about his grave injuries of January, “It’s kind of hard to believe it now,” PEOPLE reports in its latest issue.

Thanking the soldiers who helped him out of Iraq and the medical staff who saved his life, he accepted a Victory Award for courage at the National Rehabilitation Hospital’s 20th Anniversary Gala.

Bob Woodruff to Tell His Story on TV

ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff is returning to TV in his first broadcast since being severely injured in January by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq, his network has announced.

In a primetime special to air in spring 2007, the former World News anchor will tell the story of the Jan. 29 attack and his long road to recovery.

Woodruff will also report on efforts by military medical teams to save the lives of injured soldiers, and how those soldiers and their families cope.

Bob Woodruff Stops By ABC Newsroom

A fit-looking Bob Woodruff paid a visit to ABC’s New York City newsroom on Tuesday, his first since he was seriously injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq on Jan. 29.

Woodruff, who sustained a head injury and broken bones in the attack, surprised his colleagues, who quickly gathered around him, the Associated Press reports. His wife, Lee, accompanied him.

ABC News's Bob Woodruff Goes Home

ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff, who was seriously injured in January while reporting from Iraq, is finally going home, he said in a note to colleagues on Thursday.

Woodruff, who had been staying at a private treatment facility in the New York City area, said: “I am moving on to outpatient treatment and I can’t tell you what a blessing it is. Though I know there is still a long road ahead, it’s nice to be feeling more like myself again – laughing with family, reading bedtime stories and reminding my kids to do their homework.”

Bob Woodruff Released from Military Hospital

Six weeks after he was gravely wounded by a bomb blast on assignment in Iraq, ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff was released on Thursday from a military hospital outside Washington, the network said.

Woodruff, 44, who has been up and about, talking and joking with family and watching the news, will continue his recovery for the next few weeks at a private facility in the New York City area, ABC News President David Westin said in an e-mail to colleagues and others in the media.

Woodruff Being Brought Out of Sedation

ABC World News Tonight cameraman Doug Vogt, who was injured with anchor Bob Woodruff in an Iraqi roadside bombing on Jan. 29, has checked out of Bethesda Medical Center in Maryland – where Woodruff is still being mildly sedated, the network says.

Vogt and his wife, Vivian, were on their way home to France, where he is to have further treatment, ABC News president David Westin said Thursday in a staff e-mail, in which he described the couple as being “in good spirits and looking forward to getting back to their children.”

Brother: Bob Woodruff's Progress Slow

Injured ABC news anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt continue to recover from their injuries as a result of a roadside bombing in Iraq on Jan. 29, with Woodruff remaining under sedation in a Bethesda, Md., hospital.

On Thursday, ABC News president David Westin dispatched an e-mail to members of the news team, saying that “both continue to make progress. Bob’s brother, David, asked me to pass along this note from him and the family bringing you up to date on Bob.”

Bob Woodruff's Recovery 'A Long Process'

In an update on the conditions of ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff and his cameraman Doug Vogt, the seriously hurt newsman remains at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where he is said to be making progress in recovering from head wounds and other injuries sustained in a Jan. 29 explosion while he was reporting from Iraq.

Sawyer & Gibson In for Woodruff on ABC

As ABC World News Tonight anchor Bob Woodruff recovers from serious head injuries sustained during a weekend explosion in Iraq, Good Morning America anchors Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson will alternate sharing the responsibility of filling in for him opposite Elizabeth Vargas, The New York Times reports.

Other news people may sit in for Woodruff as well, the paper says. An Official ABC News announcement is forthcoming.

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