2012 U.Va. Distinguished Alumna Award Celebration

Honoring Kimberly Dozier
Thursday, March 22
2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Ednam Hall, Boar’s Head Inn

Join us as we celebrate the journalistic legacy of Kimberly Dozier (Grad ’93) and present her with the 2012 U.Va. Distinguished Alumna Award. Ms. Dozier currently covers intelligence and counterterrorism as a correspondent for the Associated Press (AP), a job that takes her to the heart of the war on violent extremism in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and beyond. Before her move to AP, Ms. Dozier was a CBS News correspondent covering the White House and the Pentagon for CBS News’ Washington bureau from 2007 to 2010. She was stationed in Baghdad from 2003 to 2006 as the chief reporter in Iraq for CBS News. In 2006, while preparing a Memorial Day story about U.S. troops in Iraq, Ms. Dozier was seriously injured in a car bombing. She published her now-sold-out memoir Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Report–and Survive–the War in Iraq, in 2008, detailing her recovery from the bomb that hit her team while covering a 4th Infantry Division patrol in Baghdad. Ms. Dozier re-released the book as a paperback in November 2011; it was updated to reflect her return to the field and re-named, Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Survive, and Get Back to the Fight.

In her fourteen-year-career as a foreign correspondent, Ms. Dozier has covered the Middle East extensively for CBS television and radio broadcasts, as well as for The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, Monitor Radio, Voice of America, and the BBC World Service. Ms. Dozier is the recipient of numerous awards, including a 2008 Peabody Award and the 2008 RTNDA/Edward R. Murrow Award for Feature Reporting. She has also received three American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Awards, as well as the organization’s 2007 Grand Gracie Award for her work in Iraq. In 2008, Ms. Dozier became the first woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation’s McCrary Award for Excellence in Journalism. Ms. Dozier graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College 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 and the Middle East.

Please RSVP by visiting bit.ly/DozierDA by Thursday, March 15.

Cosponsored with the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Development and the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Recruitment and Retention.

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