Bob Woodruff’s Family Matters

By Chris Ariens 

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ABC’s Bob Woodruff wife Lee, and their kids are featured in the debut issue of Prestige New York.

It’s another Saturday afternoon at the Woodruff house.
Bob and Lee Woodruff’s 17-year-old son, Mack, is heading to his indoor soccer match, and Cathryn, the Woodruffs’ 14-year-old daughter, has returned from dance class. The Woodruffs’ eight-year-old twins, Claire and Nora, have just been dropped off at a birthday party. It’s an idyllic scene, but one that has gravity as well. Bob Woodruff will be the first to tell you how lucky he is to be alive. The ABC News reporter spent more than five weeks in a medically-induced coma after being seriously injured by a roadside bomb while working in Iraq in January 2006, then underwent more surgeries than he cares to remember. “I came very close to the line and somehow bounced back away from it instead of continuing through it, so I know this is just a free time now,” says Woodruff. “I got my kids and my wife back.”

The feature focuses on the work of the the Bob Woodruff Family Foundation. Once part of the Brain Injury Association of America, the foundation went independent in January 2008 and by the end of last year had given more than $2.5 million to about 35 grassroots organizations that help veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Says Woodruff, “We want to help [injured soldiers] find a job and resume their life as opposed to disappearing. We don’t want to give them fish, we want to teach them how to fish.”

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On another note, with so many magazines folding these days, the debut of a new title is news itself. More on what Prestige New York is all about, after the jump…



NEW YORK, NY (April 23, 2008) – CR Media announces the launch of Prestige New York, the U.S. edition of its international luxury lifestyle magazine. The premiere issue was released today by Jane
Leong, founding director and group CEO of CR Media Pte Ltd.
“We are pleased to introduce Prestige New York, a connecting circle for New York’s community of wealth and privilege, and those who market to them,” says Leong. “Prestige readers will experience a distinct blend of local and international articles that result in a monthly compendium for those who are interested not just in their home environment, but in the world’s wider spectrum.”

Targeting a discerning, elite demographic, Prestige New York delivers advertisers a qualified, controlled circulation of 50,000 ultra-affluent households – with a measure of wealth exceeding $10MM – in the tri-state area each month via the magazine’s proprietary list. Advertisers for the launch issue include Girard-Perregaux, Harry Winston, Bell & Ross, Concord Private Jets and Jet Aviation, among others.

“Our readers represent an exclusive, elusive and powerful consumer set,” says Ray Chelstowski, Publisher. “We are excited to deliver a unique vehicle to luxury advertising and marketers, who can be
confident their brands will directly reach their best customers through the pages of Prestige New York.”

Prestige New York offers its readers a diverse selection of smart content and commentary—covering a mix of the city’s society leaders, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, politicians and innovators. As global as it is local, the magazine features material to enrich, inform and entertain its readers, bringing a modern international perspective to the luxury lifestyle magazine category in the U.S. “New York is a place of international awareness, culture and intelligence, where people thirst for new concepts, ideas and information-Prestige New York is the prescription,” says Rhonda Palmer, Editor-in-Chief. “Through our diverse editorial, we speak to the global, far-reaching interests of our readers-people who are interested in their city, curious about the world and tickled by the quirky side of life.”
The cover of the launch issue features Manhattan’s “modern mogul” – Russian-born New York real estate developer, art collector and philanthropist Janna Bullock. Select editorial features—spanning social issues and events, as well as fashion, art, travel, art, film, books, interior design and collectibles—include:

Interviews with ABC News reporter Bob Woodruff, heiress Consuelo
Vanderbilt Costin and Optimedia CEO Anthony Young; guest columns by
Sarah Brown, wife of Britain’s Prime Minister, and columnist Michael Johnson

Fashion icons and fine china: the art of modern tableware, and an essay on famed Manhattan street names and the colorful characters behind them

Art & Culture:
Design legend Ron Arad on his summer exhibition at MoMA

The Home Front:
At home with Jean-Claude Baker, son of jazz legend Josephine Baker

Men’s timepieces and accessories inspired by the four corners of the globe

Leisure & Travel:
The exotic getaway and private oasis of Zambia

Special Focus:
Private aviation: private jets and famous faces who share a love of flying

Originally launched in Singapore in September 2000, Prestige New York is the latest addition to the family of Prestige publications. Localized editions of Prestige are published in Malaysia, Indonesia,
Thailand and Hong Kong.

CR MEDIA ( is one of Asia’s most vibrant and progressive independent media houses with a portfolio that includes a host of successful regional publishing brands in three divisions:
lifestyle, technology and syndication. Headquartered in Singapore, CR MEDIA luxury lifestyle publications include Prestige Singapore (, TICTALK and LUXX, as well as
localized licensed versions of PRESTIGE in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong. The company also produces the luxury fashion brand L’OFFICIEL in Singapore under license from leading
French publisher Editions Jalou. In the technology sector, CR Media publishes PC Magazine Singapore and Gadget3. The CR MEDIA syndication division provides quality original material for republication to
high-end magazine publishers around the world.