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Cami McCormick joined CBS News in September, 1998. She has won numerous awards for her reporting on some of the biggest stories since that time. She was at Ground Zero on September 11, 2001, in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck, and she has traveled extensively with U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
McCormick served nine tours in Iraq, embedded with American troops as well as covering the trial of Saddam Hussein. She traveled throughout Afghanistan before being injured in an IED explosion in August, 2009.
She has reported from the Middle East for years. She was in Ramallah for the funeral for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and the West Bank during the Israeli incursions of 2001.
She has traveled domestically as well, covering major stories like the Minneapolis bridge collapse and the Utah mine disaster, the corporate scandal trials of Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling of Enron and Martha Stewart and the murder trial of Andrea Yates, convicted of drowning her young children. She has also reported on numerous hurricanes, droughts in Oklahoma and Texas and wildfires in Arizona.
Prior to CBS, McCormick worked for CNN, CNN International, Headline News and CNNRadio. She reported on the death of Princess Diana from London and the deployment of U.S. troops to Bosnia.
She also developed, anchored and produced CNNRadio's first international newscast, The CNNRadio World News Report. Heard in more than 100 countries, it was the winner of the Edward R. Murrow award for "Best Network Newscast" in 1998.
Early in McCormick's career, she covered the fall of the Berlin Wall and the break-up of the Soviet Union. In the early 1990's, she lived and worked as a reporter in Moscow and was one of the first English-language hosts on a commercial radio station in Russia. She traveled to Northern Ireland several times to report on the conflict and was there when the Good Friday Peace Accord was approved in 1998.
McCormick has been the personal recipient of six Edward R. Murrow awards and a contributor to more than a half a dozen others. Other honors include three AWRT "Gracie Allen Awards" for September 11th and Iraq and Afghanistan war coverage, two Associated Press Awards, a 2008 National Headliner award for the series: Katrina: Two Years Later, A 2010 National Headliner Award for coverage of Afghanistan, a CableAce Award for reporting on Boris Yeltsin's re-election as Russian President and a Sigma Delta Chi Award for her coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
On Twitter: @cbsMcCormick