Kimberly Dozier Leaves CBS News

05/26/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON — Kimberly Dozier, an award-winning correspondent for CBS News, is joining The Associated Press' Washington bureau to cover intelligence for the world's largest news organization.

As the network's Middle East correspondent, Dozier earned a reputation as a tireless reporter covering hot spots, from Israel to the war in Afghanistan and the hunt for Osama bin Laden. She reported on the war in Iraq from 2003 until she was injured in a car bombing in 2006.

For the last three years, Dozier has covered the White House, the Pentagon and national security out of the CBS Washington Bureau.

"She will work with AP reporters around the globe, focusing on stories about the growing security threats against the United States and its allies," said AP Washington Bureau Chief Ron Fournier. "This is an exciting time for Washington and Kim."

In a memo to his staff, CBS News and Sports President Sean McManus thanked Dozier for her "extraordinary dedication."

"Kimberly's commitment and courage is legendary throughout the industry," McManus said.

Prior to CBS, Dozier was an anchor for the BBC Radio World Service's "World Update." While living in Cairo, she was a freelance reporter for The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle and other publications.