Loyola University Maryland

Woodruff Lecture

About the Speaker

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Photo of Lee WoodruffAs co-author of the best-selling In an Instant, Lee Woodruff garnered critical acclaim for the compelling and humorous chronicle of her family’s journey to recovery following her husband Bob’s roadside bomb injury in Iraq. Appearing together on national television and radio since the February 2007 publication of their book, the couple has helped put a face on the serious issue of traumatic brain injury among returning Iraq war veterans, as well as the millions of Americans who live with this often invisible, but life-changing affliction.

They have founded the Bob Woodruff Foundation (ReMind.org) to assist wounded service members and their families receive the long-term care that they need and help them successfully reintegrate into their communities.

She now works at CBS’s This Morning with hosts Charlie Rose, Gayle King, and Erica Hill, after being a contributing editor at ABC’s Good Morning America. Her second book was a collection of essays, Perfectly Imperfect – A Life in Progress. Those We Love Most is her first novel.

A freelance writer, Woodruff has penned numerous personal articles about her family and parenting that have run in such high-profile magazines as Health, Redbook, Country Living, Parade and Family Fun.

In addition to freelance writing, Woodruff ran her own public relations and marketing consulting business for 16 years.  Before that, she was senior vice president of public relations firm Porter Novelli.

Currently, Woodruff lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband and four children.