Reporters Wounded in Iraq Win Peabody Awards

Woodruff and Dozier honored for their war reporting
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2008 4:05 PM CDT
In this photo provided by CBS News, correspondent Kimberly Dozier takes a few steps before departing Kernan Hospital outside Baltimore, Md. on Aug. 2, 2006.   (AP Photo/CBS, John P.Filo)
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(Newser) – Two journalists seriously injured in Iraq won Peabody Awards today for their stories on wounded veterans, the AP reports. Bob Woodruff of ABC and Kimberly Dozier of CBS each won for their profiles of soldiers returning home from Iraq. Woodruff suffered a brain injury in an IED attack in 2006, and Dozier sustained leg injuries in a car bomb attack the same year.

CBS’ coverage of Iraq earned it another Peabody for Scott Pelley’s series "Killings in Haditha." In other genres, Discovery took home an award for the HDTV nature show Planet Earth, while 30 Rock (NBC), Mad Men (AMC), the Colbert Report (Comedy Central), and Dexter (Showtime) won in entertainment categories.