Kimberly Dozier is a CNN Global Affairs Analyst. She was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow in India in 2022, and contributed to TIME Magazine from 2019 to 2021, The Daily Beast from 2014 to 2019, and served as executive editor of The Cipher Brief, an intelligence-focused online startup, from 2017-2018.
Career highlights include 17 years as an award-winning CBS News foreign and national security correspondent, covering intelligence and counterterrorism for The Associated Press, national security for The Daily Beast; London bureau chief for CBS Radio News; and executive editor of the intelligence-focused media startup The Cipher Brief.
Dozier held the 2014-2015 Gen. Omar Bradley Chair at the U.S. Army War College, Penn State Law and Dickinson College—the first journalist and first woman in that post, sharing lessons of how media coverage shapes national security policy.
Past foreign postings include Kabul, Baghdad, Jerusalem, Islamabad, London and Cairo, covering stories including: the post-9/11 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan; the hunt for Osama bin Laden at Tora Bora; Iraq under Saddam and the U.S. invasion that the followed; the Kosovo refugee exodus; Russian President Vladimir Putin’s first election; violence and peacemaking in Northern Ireland; and Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
She’s interviewed newsmakers as varied as U.S. Army Generals Stanley McChrystal, David Petraeus and H.R. McMaster, and Osama-bin-Laden-raid commander Navy SEAL Admiral Bill McRaven, to Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, and then-Afghan-Presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani.
In Dozier’s early career as a freelance reporter in Cairo, Egypt, her work was featured in The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Monitor Radio, and Voice of America. She anchored news programs from London for the BBC World Service and Public Radio International co-productions The World and World Update.
Dozier’s journalism awards include a Society for Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award for CBS News coverage of troops on the home front, a Peabody Award and RTNDA/Edward R. Murrow Award for a CBS News Sunday Morning report on two women veterans who lost limbs in Iraq. She received another Edward R. Murrow Award in 2002 for team CBS radio coverage of the fall of Kabul and hunt for Osama bin Laden.
Dozier has 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 with a National Medal of Honor Society Tex McCreary Award, for her coverage of Iraq.
Dozier received Wellesley College’s Alumnae Achievement Award in 2020, and was recognized as the University of Virginia Distinguished Alumna in 2012. She was awarded Stevenson University’s first-ever honorary doctorate in 2008.
Dozier has spoken about surviving the 2006 car bomb that hit her CBS News team in Baghdad before more than a hundred different audiences — including the U.S. Naval Academy, the Naval War College, the Joint Special Operations University, the FBI Academy at Quantico, the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa., and the National Defense University in Washington, D.C, as well as her alma mater Wellesley College as graduation speaker in 2009.