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Kimberly Dozier AP Intelligence Writer
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Associated Press correspondent Kimberly Dozier covers intelligence and special operations, tracking the war on violent extremism. She joined AP in March 2010, and has been back to cover the war in Afghanistan, and the militant conflict in neighboring Pakistan.
Dozier covered the war in Iraq from 2003, until she was wounded in a car bombing in 2006. That bombing killed the U.S. Army officer her team was filming--CAPT. James Alex Funkhouser, along with his Iraqi translator "Sam," and Dozier's colleagues CBS cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan.
In her powerful, best-selling memoir, Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Report and Get Back to the Fight, she recounts the deadly attack and her journey to full recovery, thanks to the troops on the ground and a vast army of medical professionals that put her back together. The author's proceeds from the paperback version, published on Veteran's Day 2011, go to charities for injured troops like Fisher House.
AP Photos, Kabul 2011
Dozier endured more than three dozen surgeries and months of rehab before returning to her job at CBS News, nine months after the bombing. Four years after her injury, she made one of the toughest calls of her career -- leaving her "news family" at CBS, because her bosses were reluctant to let her go back in harm's way. She joined the AP, which has many previously injured reporters back at the front lines. She now travels wherever the story takes her, staying true to her principles that as hard as it may be for your loved ones, they have to learn to let the combat injured out of the "wounded" box.
Before her move to AP, Dozier covered the White House and the Pentagon for CBS News' Washington bureau from 2007 to 2010. She worked primarily in Iraq from 2003 to 2006, spending most time of her in Baghdad from her home bureau in Jerusalem. In her fourteen-year-career as a foreign correspondent, she covered the Middle East extensively for CBS News, as well as The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Monitor Radio, Voice of America and the BBC World Service.
Her assignments for television and radio have spanned several continents -- from Iraq under Saddam to the invasion of Afghanistan and the hunt for Osama bin Laden at Tora Bora, to the the Kosovo refugee exodus, to Vladimir Putin's election, to the downing of the US spy plane in China and the violence of Northern Ireland's not-so-peaceful peace process.
Dozier has received multiple awards including a 2009 Sigma Delta Chi award for her CBS News coverage of troops on the home front, a 2008 Peabody Award and the 2008 RTNDA/Edward R. Murrow Award for a CBS News Sunday Morning report on two women veterans who lost limbs in Iraq. She received another Murrow Award in 2002 for team CBS radio coverage of the fall of Kabul and hunt for Osama bin Laden.
She has also received three American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) Gracie Awards–in 2000, 2001 and 2002–for her radio reports on Mideast violence, Kosovo and the Afghan war, and the Grand Gracie Award in 2007 for her body of television work in Iraq.
She was the first woman journalist recognized by the National Medal of Honor Society with a Tex McCreary award, for her coverage of Iraq.
Dozier has spoken before more than a hundred different audiences about the bombing & recovery -- including the U.S. Naval Academy, the Naval War College, the Joint Special Operations University, the FBI Academy at Quantico, the National Defense University at Ft. McNair, and her alma maters Wellesley College and the University of Virginia -- with funds from speaking to national security-related organizations going to charities for injured troops.
If interested in securing Kimberly Dozier for your next event, please contact Keppler Speakers.
Associated Press correspondent Kimberly Dozier covers intelligence and special operations, tracking the war on violent extremism.
She covered national security for CBS News in Washington from 2007 to 2010. In a fourteen-year-career overseas, she covered the Middle East and Europe as a CBS News TV correspondent, covering conflict zones including Iraq, Israel and the Palestinian territories, Kosovo and Northern Ireland. Earlier, she worked for The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle and the BBC World Service.
Dozier was wounded in a car bombing in Iraq in 2006. Her memoir Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Survive and Get Back to the Fight, recounts the attack and recovery. Author's proceeds from the paperback go to charities like Fisher House.
Born in Hawaii, Dozier graduated from Wellesley College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Anthropology/Human Rights and Spanish, and earned a Masters of Foreign Affairs/Middle East at the University of Virginia. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
She is a recipient of multiple awards including the Peabody Award, many Edward R. Murrow Awards, and she was the first woman journalist recognized by the National Medal of Honor Society for her coverage of Iraq.
BOOK EVENT BIO
Kim Dozier is honored to call herself not a wounded warrior, but one who was wounded with warriors, and not a victim, but a survivor.
A CBS-turned-AP correspondent, she was with troops hit by a car bomb in Iraq in 2006, and turned the attack, rescue and recovery into "Breathing the Fire: Fighting to survive and get back to the fight." The book is a tribute to the troops lost that day, and those that fought to rescue them - and the medical teams that helped put the survivors back together.
The paperback came out on Veteran's Day 2011, with profits going to charities like Fisher House, Special Operations Warrior Foundation and the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, in memory of the patrol members Captain James Alex Funkhouser and his Iraqi translator, and Dozier's camera crew Paul Douglas and James Brolan, all lost that day.
Four years after her injury, Dozier made one of the toughest calls of her career -- leaving her "news family" at CBS, because her bosses were reluctant to let her go back in harm's way. She joined the AP in 2010, where she now travels wherever the story takes her, staying true to her principles that as hard as it may be for your loved ones, they have to learn to let the combat injured out of the "wounded" box.
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