Bob Woodruff returns, while Maria Shriver resigns
Maria Shriver is leaving television news, and it's all Anna Nicole Smith's fault.
The ex-NBC newswoman and wife of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says that TV coverage of the death of Anna Nicole Smith (and all of the other stories that came from her death) led her to quit TV news forever. She made the comments during a speech at the Conference For Women. She says that watching the nonstop coverage made her realize that TV news had changed and she no longer wanted to be a part of it. She has plenty to do as First Lady anyway.
In other news, ABC newsman Bob Woodruff is returning to the network full-time. He has been covering news for both ABC World News and Nightline. Woodruff was badly injured last year (along with cameraman Doug Vogt) by an explosion in Iraq and wrote a book about his recovery.