Nearly three days after surviving a roadside bomb, "World News Tonight" co-anchor Bob Woodruff is "coming along beautifully," ABC News President David Westin said in a statement.
Woodruff is slowly being brought out of sedation and will be weaned off a breathing tube in the coming days. The condition of cameraman Doug Vogt, who was also injured in the attack, continues to improve.
"Bob is also coming along ... bearing in mind that he started out behind Doug," Westin said. "There are a host of tests and procedures he's going through, and they will continue for some time.
In a written statement, Westin said Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gibson will take on co-anchoring duties along with Elizabeth Vargas until "Bob can take his chair back."
"We're in the process of working out a schedule that can work for everyone, given their simultaneous commitment to 'Good Morning America,'" Westin said. "I know that all of you join me in our gratitude for Charlie's and Diane's willingness to help Bob, Elizabeth and our colleagues at 'World News Tonight.' We remain committed to taking 'World News Tonight' forward with the two anchors that are required for what we want to accomplish."
Cameraman Vogt continues to show signs of improvement. "Doug continues to make excellent progress," Westin said. "The doctors and his wife, Vivian, are very encouraged. He will continue to undergo various tests in the coming days."
Woodruff is going through several tests and procedures and has come through every procedure "with flying colors," Westin added. Relatives say Woodruff is making gradual progress in his recovery.
"He moved his legs and his arms again when they got him into the Bethesda hospital," Woodruff's brother David said of his recovery on "Good Morning America." "He attempted to open his eyes, and that can't be anything but good."
David Woodruff added that his brother was coming out of "a really bad place" but showing signs of improvement.
"He's doing great," he said.
David Woodruff added that he has "great hopes" for his brother and Vogt to fully recover from their injuries.
"Doug is in better shape than Bob, but the signs that Bob is showing are as good as they can expect with this type of injury," he told reporters at a news conference at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Tuesday evening.
David Woodruff and Bob's wife, Lee, traveled to Germany to be at his bedside at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. But it wasn't until his arrival in Bethesda that his other brothers and his parents had a chance to see him.
"It's really hard," David Woodruff told "Good Morning America." "It's hard for all of us. My two youngest brothers saw him today for the first time. I got the advantage of going over there and seeing him come out of the really bad place and get better."
The two ABC News journalists returned in the United States late Tuesday afternoon to receive further treatment for the injuries they suffered during a roadside bomb attack in Iraq on Sunday.
David Woodruff said the transfer was "very successful."
"This is a long road, we all know that and are prepared for that," he said. "We think he's going to be under great care here."