University of Pittsburgh
November 9, 2008

Award-Winning CBS News Correspondent to Speak at Pitt Nov. 17

Kimberly Dozier will present an account of America's combat injured, through her own experience as a victim of a car bombing in Iraq
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH-The University of Pittsburgh Honors College will feature Kimberly Dozier, award-winning CBS foreign correspondent, in a lecture presentation titled "Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Report-and Survive-the War in Iraq," at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 in the University's Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 650 Schenley Dr., Oakland.

Dozier has covered Iraq and the Middle East extensively for the CBS Evening News, The Early Show, and CBS Radio News. Her talk is based on her book Breathing the Fire (Meredith Books, 2008), which is a moment-by-moment account of the journey of America's combat injured, as told through her own experience of recovering from a car bombing in Iraq.

The event is free and open to the public but seating is limited. Those interested in attending must RSVP for a reservation with name, address, phone number, and name/s of additional attendees to uhcevent@pitt.edu (preferred) or 412-624-6880.

Prior to her CBS News appointment, Dozier was the chief correspondent for WCBS-TV, New York's Middle East bureau in Jerusalem, where she covered the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the war in Iraq. Dozier also has served as the London bureau chief and chief European correspondent for CBS Radio News and as a reporter for CBS News television. In addition to covering the war in Iraq, Dozier has covered the war in Afghanistan and the hunt for Osama bin Laden, the crisis and refugee exodus in the Balkans, Vladimir Putin's election, Princess Diana's death, Northern Ireland's peace process, and the Khobar barracks bombing in Dhahran. She has interviewed dozens of newsmakers, including General David Petraeus, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Gerry Adams, and Yassir Arafat.

While living in Cairo, Dozier freelanced for CBS Radio and Voice of America and wrote for The Washington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle.

Dozier received a 2008 Peabody Award and 2008 Edward R. Murrow Award for "The Way Home," a report on two wounded women veterans. Among her honors are four American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Awards, including the Grand Gracie Award in 2007 for her body of work in Iraq. She and ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff were honored with the 2007 Radio and Television News Directors Association and Foundation's Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award. She also received recognition from the Overseas Press Club in 2007 and spoke on behalf of journalists who have been killed or injured in Iraq.

Born in Honolulu, Dozier graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in human rights and Spanish. She received her master's degree in foreign affairs/Middle East from the University of Virginia in 1993. Dozier, who has a home in Jerusalem, is currently working at CBS News' Washington, D.C., bureau.

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