Kimberly Dozier covers intelligence and special operations for The Associated Press, tracking the war on violent extremism from the Washington, D.C. to Afghanistan, Pakistan and beyond. She joined AP in March 2010.
Dozier covered the war in Iraq for CBS News from 2003, until she was wounded in a car bombing in 2006. That bombing killed the U.S. Army officer her team was filming--Capt. James Alex Funkhouser, along with his Iraqi translator "Sam," and Dozier's colleagues CBS cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan.
In her best-selling memoir, Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Report and Get Back to the Fight, Dozier recounts the deadly attack and journey to recovery, thanks to the troops on the ground and an army of medical professionals who took her from learning to walk again to running 10Ks -- for the record, because so many ask, pain- and post-traumatic-stress free. Regular workouts 4-5 times a week are a must for any former trauma patient, but that's a good thing.
The author's proceeds from the paperback and e-book go to charities for the combat injured like Fisher House. Dozier has also used fees from speaking to national security forums to donate the paperback to patients and families going through the same medical crisis.
Dozier speaks on issues ranging from U.S. counterterrorism and national security policy to her own story of survival and recovery.
AP's videochat of "Why it matters: the Afghan war."
Sample Dozier's CBS News work across the Mideast and Europe in the clip below.