Journalist and Best-Selling Author Lee Woodruff to Appear as Speaker at Hudson County Community College’s Lecture Series

Posted: 1/18/2013
Jennifer Christopher, 201-360-4061, jchristopher@hccc.edu or Roger Jones, 201-200-1080, rj@j-a-c.com
January 17, 2013, Jersey City, NJ – Noted journalist and author Lee Woodruff will be the featured speaker in the most recent installment of Hudson County Community College’s Lecture Series on Thursday evening, February 7, 2013. Ms. Woodruff will appear at 6:00 p.m. at the College’s Culinary Arts Institute/Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City — just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Station. There is no charge for admission. The theme for this season’s series is “The Power of Women.”

Ms. Woodruff is likely best known for the book, In an Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing, which she co-authored with her husband, the ABC-TV journalist Bob Woodruff. The critically acclaimed book chronicles the Woodruff family’s recovery after Mr. Woodruff suffered a traumatic brain injury while he was embedded with the U.S. military in Iraq in January of 2006. She has most recently authored Perfectly Imperfect: A Life in Progress, a reflection on her marriage and life, and Those We Love Most, a novel about a family’s dealings with life and tragedy.

A freelance writer and former public relations and marketing expert, Ms. Woodruff has also written several articles about her life and parenting for Country Living, Health, Redbook and Parade magazines. As a contributing editor to the CBS This Morning television program, Ms. Woodruff reports on a variety of home and family-related topics and current events.

Ms. Woodward and her husband founded the Bob Woodruff Foundation after he sustained his injuries in Iraq. The foundation is dedicated to providing resources and support to injured service members, veterans and their families, and has raised more than $14.5 million for their cause. The Woodruffs have appeared separately and together on national television and radio to help put a face on the serious issue of traumatic brain injuries among returning Iraq war veterans as well as the millions of Americans who live with this life-changing affliction.

“We’re honored to have Ms. Woodruff with us and we are certain that our neighbors in the community will find her family’s story — and her family’s work on behalf of our wounded veterans — most compelling,” said HCCC President Dr. Glen Gabert.

Tickets for the event, which are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, may be obtained in person at the Hudson County Community College Office of Student Activities (25 Journal Square, Room 104) or by phoning (201) 360-4195.