Oct. 12 Panel: War Correspondents, Reporting From the Frontline

Cami McCormick

Join us for an evening with a panel of distinguished women journalists who’ve covered wars and conflicts around the globe. They’ll share their personal experiences and discuss the challenges and risks they’ve faced as war correspondents.

Who:  Wall Street Journal Reporter Gina Chon, Associated Press Chief U.N. Correspondent Edith M. Lederer, CBS News Correspondent Cami McCormick, and Reuters Editor and Newswomen’s Club of New York President Toni Reinhold (moderator)
When: Tues., Oct 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Reuters Building, 3 Times Square (7th Ave. & 42nd St.), 22nd fl.
Cost: Free to members and nonmembers, but reservations are required as seats are limited.
RSVP: Please RSVP to newswomensclub@verizon.net.

About the Panelists

Gina Chon, Wall Street Journal Reporter
— Baghdad-based Iraq correspondent for the Journal from 2007-2009.
— Served as an editor and trainer in Iraq for the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and trained Iraqi journalists to help build an independent media in Iraq.
— Co-author of “Behind the Killing Fields,” based on interviews with the top surviving Khmer Rouge leader and the experiences of her Cambodian co-author, a victim of the Khmer Rouge regime.

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press Chief U.N. Correspondent
— Began her career as a foreign correspondent in 1972, becoming the first woman assigned full-time to the AP staff reporting on the Vietnam War.
— During a 44-year career with The AP, has worked on every continent except Antarctica covering wars, famines, nuclear issues and political upheavals.
— Awards include the University of Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism, the United Nations Correspondents Association’s Silver Medal, and the International Women’s Media Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Cami McCormick, CBS News Correspondent
— Joined CBS in 1998 and served nine tours embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq between 2003 and 2009. Covered the trial of Saddam Hussein.
— Seriously injured in August 2009 while on assignment for CBS when a vehicle carrying her and several U.S. Army members was hit by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. One U.S. soldier was killed in the attack.
— Previously worked for CNN. Developed, anchored and produced CNNRadio’s first international newscast.
— Awards include six Edward R. Murrow awards, three AWRT Gracie Allen Awards and two Associated Press Awards.

— Milena Jovanovitch

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