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January 25th, 2010

Kimberly Dozier

"Breathing the Fire: Reflections of a Foreign News Correspondent"

Underwritten by GMB Architects + Engineers

Watch her interview on Calvin's Inner Compass program

Kimberly DozierMemorial Day 2006 changed Kimberly Dozier’s life forever. A CBS News correspondent who had been reporting from Baghdad since 2003, she was covering a story about American soldiers working with Iraqi security forces, when she became the victim of a car bombing. Her fellow reporters, as well as an Army captain and Iraqi translator were killed. The only survivor, Dozier was seriously wounded, recovering only after multiple surgeries and seemingly endless months of physiotherapy. She recounts the deadly attack and the journey to full recovery in her powerful, best-selling memoir, Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Report and Survive the War in Iraq

An in-demand media speaker, Kimberly Dozier has reported extensively from locations around the world. Her assignments have included the war in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan, the hunt for Osama bin Laden, the tension in Israel, the crisis and refugee exodus in the Balkans, the Northern Ireland peace process, and the Khobar barracks bombing in Dhahran.

As she continues to report from the frontlines of today’s hotspots, Kimberly Dozier remains at the forefront of cutting-edge journalism. From her unique insights on today’s most important battlegrounds to her inspiring recovery and return to the profession that she loves, Dozier is a model of commitment, achievement, and perseverance. 

Learn more

Listen to the Morning Joe interview with Kimberly on MSNBC.

Visit Kimberly's website for more information.