Thomas Wolfe’s novel, “You Can’t Go Home Again,” obviously doesn’t apply to Bill Woodward (no relation to Bob). He’s now moving back to Foggy Bottom to much the same job he had some two decades ago, working for then-newly installed ambassador to the United Nations, Madeleine Albright. He kept that portfolio as well as a policy advisory role when Albright moved up to the seventh floor. He then went on to help her write her five bestselling books.
Now, the new ambassador, Samantha Power, has brought the talented wordsmith on as her speechwriter/adviser, likely working not far from the office he used to have.
Before his stint with Albright, Woodward worked for then-Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and for former representative Gerry Studds (D-Mass.) and on several presidential campaigns.