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2007 Award Winner

Kimberly Dozier Receives Matrix Foundation’s Helen Duhamel Achievement Award

Kimberly Dozier

Kimberly Dozier

Kimberly Dozier, CBS News correspondent, was the recipient of the 2007 Helen Duhamel Achievement Award. The award was presented to Ms. Dozier at a special awards ceremony during the national professional conference of The Association for Women in Communications in Orlando on October 6. This award is designated for media professionals, with special emphasis on broadcast journalists, who have made significant achievements in their profession while overcoming extreme hardships and/or challenges, and who have used their First Amendment rights to give back to society rather than simply report on events.

Kimberly Dozier is a CBS News correspondent working primarily in Baghdad since August 2003. She has covered Iraq and the Middle East extensively for the CBS Evening News, The Early Show and CBS Radio News.

On Memorial Day 2006 (May 29), while reporting a story in Baghdad about American soldiers working with Iraqi security forces, Dozier, cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan were the victims of a car bombing. Douglas and Brolan were killed, as were the U.S. Army captain they were following and his Iraqi translator. Dozier was seriously wounded, but recovered completely after multiple surgeries and months of physiotherapy.

Prior to her CBS News appointment, she was the chief correspondent for WCBS-TV New York’s Middle East bureau in Jerusalem (February 2002-August 2003), from where she covered the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the war in Iraq.

Before that, Dozier served as the London bureau chief and chief European correspondent for CBS Radio News, as well as a reporter for CBS News television (1996-2002). Her assignments included the war in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan and the hunt for Osama bin Laden, the crisis and refugee exodus in the Balkans, Vladimir Putin’s election, the death of Princess Diana, Northern Ireland’s peace process and the Khobar barracks bombing in Dhahran. Dozier has interviewed dozens of newsmakers, including Gerry Adams and Yassir Arafat. In addition to her work for CBS Radio News, she also reported for the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, the CBS Evening News weekend editions, The Early Show and CBS Newspath, the Network’s 24-hour news service.

Dozier was an anchor for BBC Radio World Service’s “World Update” (1996-98), where she anchored the hour-long, live foreign affairs broadcast, among other programs.

While living in Cairo (from 1993-95), Dozier did freelance work for CBS Radio News and Voice of America and wrote for The Washington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle. She served as a Washington, D.C.-based reporter for The Energy Daily, New Technology Week and Environment Week, covering Congressional policy and industry regulation (1988-91).

Dozier has received numerous awards for her radio reports on Mideast violence, Kosovo and the Afghan war and for her body of work in Iraq. Born in Honolulu, Dozier was graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in human rights and Spanish and from the University of Virginia in 1993 with a master’s degree in foreign affairs, Middle East.

Biography: © MMIII, CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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