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TV journalist Bob Woodruff to speak Saturday at Squaw Valley

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Bob Woodruff

Award-winning American television journalist Bob Woodruff will speak at Squaw Valley on Saturday, June 6.

Woodruff's career in journalism dates back to 1989; he is widely known for succeeding Peter Jennings as a past co-anchor of ABC News' broadcast World News Tonight.

In 2006, while reporting on U.S. and Iraqi security forces for ABC's "World News Tonight," a roadside bomb critically wounded Bob, and his life changed in an instant. Bob's traumatic brain injury nearly killed him.

Just 13 months later, Bob returned to ABC News with "To Iraq and Back: Bob Woodruff Reports." Since, he has reported from around the globe on a variety of subjects for the network.

He was honored with a Peabody Award for his reporting on traumatic brain injury. In his best selling memoir, "In an Instant," co-authored with his wife, he shares stories about the fragility of life, the strength of family, and the bravery of those who helped save him.

In 2006, Bob founded the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which has invested $25 million in 110 programs nationwide, reaching more than 2 million service members, veterans and caregivers.

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Woodruff's youngest brother, Woody Woodruff, from Truckee, will introduce Bob on June 6 and share their family's experience through Bob's extraordinary recovery period and the importance of community and family support.

The presentation will be at the Olympic Village Lodge at 6:30 p.m., with public Q-and-A immediately following. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Cash bar and light snacks will be available for purchase. Adult tickets are $15 advance, $10 for students $10, and children 9 and under and SVI members are free.

Advance ticket reservations are recommended. All active and veteran US service men and women are invited to attend free of charge. This event will be a fundraiser to benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the Squaw Valley Institute.

This article was submitted by Squaw Valley Institute, nonprofit dedicated to presenting programs that span a variety of topics including the environment; film and entertainment; education; health and wellness; music; world affairs and extreme sports. Visit squawvalleyinstitute.org to learn more.