The Woodruff family also established the Bob Woodruff Family Foundation for Traumatic Brain Injury to raise money to assist members of the military with cognitive rehabilitation and care following a traumatic brain injury suffered in service to their country.
Since returning to the air, Woodruff has reported from around the globe.
In July 2008, Woodruff began anchoring Focus Earth, a weekly eco-newscast for Planet Green.
Before becoming a journalist, Woodruff was an attorney. In 1989, while teaching law in Beijing, he was hired by CBS News to work as a translator during the Tiananmen Square uprising, and a short time later he changed careers, becoming ABC's Justice Department correspondent in Washington in the late 1990s.
Woodruff has a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and a bachelor's from Colgate University.
He and his wife have four children.