Kimberly Dozier, CNN and Daily Beast contributor and award-winning correspondent for The Associated Press and CBS News, will join Interim Dean James W. Houck for a live, on-stage conversation at 12:45 p.m. on October 20 in the auditorium of the Lewis Katz Building in University Park.
In an exclusive event for Penn State Law and School of International Affairs students, faculty, and staff,Dozier, the 2014-2015 General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership, will share experiences from her career as a war and Washington correspondent, including surviving and recovering from an attack in Iraq while she covered the war as a reporter for CBS News. She will also discuss the role of media in policymaking, how lawyers can interact with the media to benefit their clients, and how to be a smart consumer of the news.
Following her conversation with Dean Houck, Dozier will take questions from the audience.
About Kimberly Dozier Dozier covered the war in Iraq for CBS News from 2003 until May 29, 2006, when she was critically wounded in a car bombing that killed the U.S. Army officer that her team was filming, Capt. James Alex Funkhouser, his Iraqi translator "Sam," and her CBS colleagues, cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan. In her 2011 memoir, Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Survive, and Get Back to the Fight, Dozier recounts the attack, her survival, and recovery, shedding light on the ordeal faced by countless combat veterans and civilians.
Prior to serving as the Bradley Chair, Dozier covered intelligence and special operations for The Associated Press out of Washington. She has received a Peabody award, two Edward R. Murrow Awards, and four American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) Gracie Awards. She is the first woman journalist to receive the National Medal of Honor Society's Tex McCrary Award for her coverage of Iraq.