Kimberly Dozier Bio | Wiki
Kimberly Dozier is an American journalist. She currently serves as a contributing writer to The Daily Beast and Global Affairs Analyst for CNN. Previously, Kimberly served as a correspondent for the Associated Press. Her major role was covering intelligence and counterterrorism. Before joining the Press, Kimberly worked as a CBS News correspondent for 17 years based mostly overseas.
Kimberly was stationed in Baghdad as the chief reporter in Iraq for CBS News for nearly three years. While there, she was critically wounded on May 29, 2006. Currenlty, Kimberly serves as the General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership, at the Army War College, Penn State Law, and Dickinson College.
Kimberly Dozier Age
She was born on July 6, 1966, in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America. Kimberly is 56 years old.
Kimberly Dozier Height
She is a woman of tall stature. Kimberly stands at a height of 6 ft 0 in (Approx 1.83 m).
Kimberly Dozier Family
She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her father Benjamin (who died in 2016) was a construction worker and retired Marine. He served in World War II. Her mother Dorothy Dozier died in 2008. Kimberly has five siblings.
Kimberly Dozier Married | Husband | Spouse
The journalist is a bit secretive when it comes to her personal information. There are no records of Kimberly’s married life or husband/spouse yet.
Kimberly Dozier Education
She attended an all-girls boarding school called St. Timothy’s School in Stevenson, Maryland. After high school, Kimberly joined Wellesley College and earned her degree in 1987. In 1993, she graduated with a master’s degree in foreign affairs from the University of Virginia.
Kimberly Dozier Cnn
She currently serves as a contributing writer to The Daily Beast and Global Affairs Analyst for CNN. Previosly, Kimberly served as a Washington, D.C.-based reporter for The Energy Daily, New Technology Week, and Environment Week from 1988 to 1991. While there, she covered congressional policy and industry regulation. She did freelance work for the CBS Radio Network, Christian Science Monitor Radio, and Voice of America from 1992 to 1995 while living in Cairo.
Also, Kimberly wrote for The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle. She served as an anchor for BBC World Service’s program titled World Update from 1996 to 1998. She at the same time had an hour-long, live foreign affairs broadcast, among other programs. Kimberly served as the London bureau chief and chief European correspondent for CBS Radio News from 1996 to 2002. At the same time, she served as a reporter for CBS News television.
Kimberly’s assignments included the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the crisis and refugee exodus in the Balkans, the hunt for Osama bin Laden, Vladimir Putin’s election, the Northern Ireland peace process, the death of Princess Diana, and the Khobar barracks bombing in Dhahran. The journalist has interviewed dozens of newsmakers such as U.S. Gen. Joseph Dunford, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Stan McChrystal (ret.) David Petraeus, Gerry Adams, and Yasser Arafat. Kimberly started as a stringer for CBS Radio News and later became a network TV correspondent for the CBS Evening News.
Kimberly’s colleagues at CNN include:
Ben Wedeman – correspondent
Jennifer Westhoven – correspondent
Sandra Gonzalez – reporter
Irin Carmon – correspondent
Ryan Lizza – correspondent
Don Lemon – host
Sally Kohn – political commentator
Salma Abdelaziz – reporter
Kimberly Dozier CBS
She served as the chief correspondent for WCBS-TV (New York)’s Middle East bureau in Jerusalem from February 2002 through August 2003. While there, Kimberly covered the ongoing Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the war in Iraq.
From there, she was hired by CBS anchor Dan Rather and reassigned to Baghdad. CBS gave her temporary assignments after she was injured in Iraq in 2006. Her new role was to cover the Pentagon, the White House, and Capitol Hill, for CBS News Washington, D.C., bureau Kimberly did this assignment from 2007 to 2010, as they were reluctant to let her return to war zones. In order to leave the stigma of being combat-injured behind, the journalist left CBS and television reluctantly to become the Intelligence Writer for The Associated Press.
Kimberly received a Peabody award for “CBS News Sunday Morning: The Way Home”, in April 2008, a piece in which she reported the story of two women veterans who lost limbs in Iraq. She received an RTNDA/Edward R. Murrow Award in 2008 for Feature Reporting for the same story. Also, Kimberly received three American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) Gracie Awards for her radio reports on Mideast violence, Kosovo, and the Afghan war in 2000, 2001, and 2002. She won the organization’s Grand Gracie Award for her body of television work in Iraq in 2007.
Kimberly Dozier Injuries
She was seriously injured in a car bomb attack in Iraq on May 29, 2006. The attack killed CBS crewmembers Paul Douglas (Cameraman) and James Brolan (Sound Technician), an American soldier, and the 4th ID’s Captain James “Alex” Funkhouser, an Iraqi translator. On the day of the attack, most of the patrol was outside their parked Humvees in a residential Baghdad neighborhood.
The car bomb was packed with an estimated five hundred pounds (230 kg) of explosives and insurgents waited until the patrol approached before remotely detonating it. The captain, translator, and CBS crew were closest to the explosion and they did not service the explosion. Kimberly underwent more than two dozen major surgeries in the two months after the bombing. Doctors managed to remove shrapnel from her head and rebuilt her shattered femur. They also applied skin grafts to extensive burns on both legs.
Kimberly was first treated at the Baghdad Combat Support Hospital, and the medical facility at Balad, Iraq. Later, she was medevacked to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, the U.S. military’s largest overseas hospital. She was then transferred to Germany for further treatment. Although the journalist was unable to speak since she was on a respirator. Kimberly returned to the United States on June 7, 2006, for further treatment at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Coincidentally, she had been featured in a USA Today article in April 2004, on the safety of journalists covering the Iraq War.
Kimberly Dozier Book
After the accident in Iraq, she wrote a book titled Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Survive, and Get Back to the Fight. The book chronicles both her physical and emotional recovery from the IED explosion on Memorial Day 2006 in Iraq. This book was published in May 2008 and reissued in 2011. In the book, Kimberly pieces together her own memories of the explosion and recovery with reports from her doctors, nurses, and family members. She also rescuers about her condition.
Kimberly Dozier Salary
She currently serves as a contributing writer to The Daily Beast and Global Affairs Analyst for CNN. Kimberly earns an average salary of $102,782 per year.
Kimberly Dozier Net Worth
She has accumulated an estimated net worth of $1,398,671 from her journalism career.
How Old Is Kimberly Dozier
Kimberly is 56 years old. She was born on July 6, 1966, in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America.