New ABC anchor Bob Woodruff, who was seriously injured in Iraq today along with his cameraman, Doug Vogt, is close to the family of late NBC correspondent David Bloom. Indeed, the relationship is such that Woodruff, who was in Iraq at the time of Bloom's death in 2003, returned to the U.S. to help Bloom's widow with the funeral arrangements.
This must be an especially difficult ordeal for Woodruff's family, given that personal family connection, and it must be hard on the Bloom family as well.
Sending good thoughts to those injured and their families.
More here and here.
Media Bistro's TV Newser has posted regular updates throughout the day.
Monday Update: Melanie Bloom has accompanied Lee Woodruff to the hospital in Germany.