2 CBS Crew Members Killed in Iraq Bombing
The Associated Press
Monday, May 29, 2006; 11:50 AM
NEW YORK — A cameraman and soundman for CBS were killed and a CBS correspondent was seriously injured Monday after their convoy was struck by a roadside bomb in Iraq, the network said.
Veteran cameraman Paul Douglas, 48, and soundman James Brolan, 42, were killed, CBS reported on its Web site. Correspondent Kimberly Dozier, 39, was in critical condition at a U.S. military hospital in Baghdad after undergoing surgery.
The three were reporting on patrol with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, when their convoy was hit by an improvised explosive device, CBS said.
Dozier has been reporting on the war in Iraq for nearly three years, CBS said. She previously served as the chief correspondent for WCBS-TV New York’s Middle East bureau in Jerusalem.
In January, ABC’s Bob Woodruff suffered serious head injuries and broken bones while reporting on the war.
Woodruff and ABC cameraman Doug Vogt were standing in the hatch of an Iraqi mechanized vehicle, reporting on the war from the Iraqi troops’ perspective, when the roadside bomb exploded. Both were wearing body armor, which doctors say likely saved their lives.
Three years of slaughter in Iraq
Reporters Without Borders describes the dangers journalists have faced there since the start of the war, the bloodiest for the media since World War II. Who were these men and women journalists killed for doing their job? How were they killed or kidnapped, and by whom? This detailed report (dated 20 March 2006) explains.
94 journalists and media assistants killed since the start of fighting in Iraq in March 2003, two still missing
94 journalists have been killed since March 2003 while doing their job.
Two other journalists are still missing: