Dozier gets the Duhamel
CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier received the Helen Duhamel Achievement Award at the Association for Women in Communications National Conference in Orlando last Saturday,
Dozier survived a 500-pound car bomb in Iraq last year that killed two CBS colleagues, cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan, along with a U.S. soldier and an Iraqi translator. In a May special, she shared her story. She lost more than 50 percent of her blood. Her heart stopped twice. She took shrapnel to her head. Both her femurs were shattered, and she nearly lost her right leg. She had to learn to walk again.
“There’s almost no part of my body that wasn’t injured or touched by the bomb,” she said. “For whatever reason, I was spared or survived. I do have a sense that I have to make it count…”
Dozier vowed not to be deterred by her injuries. “I spent my whole life working to become a foreign correspondent,” she said. “And I’m not going to let a terrorist car bomb stop that.” link