Bob Woodruff; Foundation, Net Worth, Wife


Bob Woodruff is an American television journalist who has been the long-haul reporter at ABC News. Besides, he runs the non-profit Bob Woodruff Foundation.

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Bob Woodruff Bio & Family: Age, Parents, Education

The journalist aged 58 was born as Robert Warren Woodruff on August 18, 1961, to his real estate agent parents, Robert Norman Woodruff Jr. and Frances Ann (Dawson). He hails from Bloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Michigan, the United States, and he grew up alongside his brother, David Woodruff. Bob holds white ethnicity and his birth sign is Leo.

For his education, Bob attended the private Cranbrook Kingswood School in his hometown and graduated in 1979. Eventually, he enrolled at Colgate University and received a B.A. degree in 1983. Later on, he earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1987.

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His Career & Net Worth: ABC News, Bob Woodruff Foundation

Bob began working for ABC News in 1996. Before that, he served for the CBS News as an on-screen reporter during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Upon joining ABC News, he succeeded Peter Jennings as a co-anchor of ABC World News Tonight in December 2005.

Since joining the network, Bob has covered a lot of major stories including the war in Iraq. Besides, he co-founded the non-profit organization named the Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF) alongside his wife, which has aimed at helping post-9/11 injured service members, veterans, and their families after they return home.

For his excellent journalism career, Bob certainly bags a resounding net worth, which at the moment remains confined. However, his average salary on ABC News falls around $106,562.

Bob’s Married Life With Wife, Children

Bob Woodruff is leading an exciting married life with his wife, Lee McConaughy. The pair tied the wedding know in September 1988. His wife, Lee, is a contributing editor to CBS This Morning and has penned several articles on family and parenting for Family Fun, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Redbook.

Together, the married couple shares four children. Their first child, a son named Macklin Robert was born in 1991. Following that, the couple welcomed their daughter named Cathryn Woodruff in 1994. The Woodruff family was blessed with twin daughters named Nora Woodruff and Claire Woodruff in 2000.

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Height & Body Statistics

Bob stands tall exactly at a height of 6 feet (1.83 meters) and weighs around 163 pounds (74 kg). He has salt and pepper colored hair and green eyes.

Bio & Family
NameBob Woodruff
Birth NameRobert Warren Woodruff
DOBAugust 18, 1961
Place of BirthBloomfield Hills, Oakland County, Michigan, United States
Father’s NameRobert Norman Woodruff Jr.
Mother’s NameFrances Ann (Dawson)
Brother/sDavid Woodruff
Birth SignLeo
High SchoolCranbrook Kingswood School
College/UniversityColgate University, University of Michigan Law School
Career & Net Worth
ProfessionTelevision Journalist
Career1989- present
Known ForABC News
Net WorthNA
Salary$106,562 (avg. annual ABC News)
Notable CreditsWon Radio and Television Association’s David Bloom Award for Excellence in Enterprise in 2007
Personal Life
Relationship StatusMarried
Husband/WifeLee McConaughy
Wedding DateSeptember 1988
Son/sMacklin Robert (born 1991)
Daughter/sCathryn Woodruff (born 1994), Nora Woodruff (born 2000), Claire Woodruff (born 2000)
Body Statistics
Height6 feet (1.83 meters)
Weight163 pounds (74 kg)
Shoe SizeNA
Dress SizeNA
Hair ColorSalt and Pepper
Eye ColorGreen
  • While at Colgate University, Bob played Lacrosse and finished his career with 184 points, second all-time at Colgate. 
  • Following graduation from law school, Bob worked as a bankruptcy associate at Shearman & Sterling, LLC., in New York City.
  • He was awarded the third-highest honor within the Department of the Army Civilian Awards, the Outstanding Civilian Service Award, for substantial contributions to the U.S. Army community through his work with the Woodruff Foundation in 2014. 
  • His other award wins include Peabody Award, Civilian Service Award in the year 2007, and American Legion National Commander Public Relations Award in the year 2013.
  • Back in January 2006, Bob was injured by a roadside bomb while covering the war in Iraq.
  • He is active on Twitter with over 74.9k followers