Jan. 29, 2006 — “World News Tonight” co-anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt are recovering from injuries suffered when their convoy was hit by an improvised explosive devise in Iraq today.
They remain in serious but stable condition following surgery at a U.S. military hospital in Iraq and will be treated at a medical facility in Germany.
Woodruff, Vogt and their four-man team were in the lead vehicle traveling in a convoy with Iraqi security forces in Taji, Iraq. Woodruff and Vogt were standing up in the back hatch of their vehicle taping a video log of the patrol at the time of the attack.
“He wanted to get out and report the story and not be locked in and taking information from someone else who was experiencing it,” said ABC senior producer Kate Felsen, who had been working with Woodruff for the past two weeks.
“I spoke with both of them,” Felsen continued. “Doug was conscious, and I was able to reassure him we were getting them care. I spoke to Bob also and walked with them to the helicopter.”
Though serious, it’s sounds like both men will eventually be OK, which is good news…