Woodruff Visits ABC News: “There Was Barely A Dry Eye,” Banner Says

By Brian 

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TVNewser first reported the news this afternoon, and now EP Jon Banner blogs on ABCNews.com about Bob Woodruff‘s visit to the newsroom:

“President Bush’s visit to Iraq wasn’t the only surprise around here today. Bob stopped by the newsroom this afternoon, his first time back in nearly four and a half months. It’s the first time many here had seen him, and he was greeted by a spontaneous round of applause. You could literally see the emotion in each hug. There was barely a dry eye.

This being a newsroom, word quickly spread that he was in the building and within a matter of minutes, a crowd of nearly 100 gathered to see him -– producers, correspondents, camera operators, editors, executives.

We all crowded around Bob and his wife Lee, who has been so strong for all of us since that day in January. It was Bob who did most the talking. He cracked a few jokes and there were a lot of laughs. He talked about his rehabilitation, his desire to get back to work, and how wonderful it is to be able spend more time with his four children.”