UVa Grad, CBS Correspondent, Injured in Iraq

By: Michael Gorsegner
By: Michael Gorsegner
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May 29, 2006

A violent day in Iraq claimed 33 lives today, including two American journalists. Another CBS journalist correspondent Kimberly Dozier was seriously injured during that same roadside attack.

Veteran CBS News Foreign Correspondent and University of Virginia Graduate Kimberly Dozier was taken to a U.S. Military hospital inside Baghdad's Green Zone. There, she underwent surgery for serious injuries.

The CBS News team was traveling in a U.S. military convoy in Central Baghdad when they got out of their armored cars to get video of an inspection at a checkpoint. That is when a nearby car packed with explosives blew up. Cameraman Paul Douglas and soundman James Brolan died at the scene.

WINA's Coy Barefoot has been friends with Dozier since her days at UVa and says he is confident she will make a full recovery.

"She was very well served there. She was really serving the nation well there. I have every reason to believe she is going to keep doing it," he said.

Dozier received a Masters in Foreign Affairs at UVa in 1993.

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