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Award-Winning Backpack Journalist and Author. First Internet Correspondent for Yahoo! News

Kevin Sites is a author and freelance journalist. He has spent nearly a decade covering global wars and disasters for ABC, NBC, CNN, and Yahoo! News. Dubbed by the trade press as the “granddaddy” of backpack journalists, Sites helped blaze the trail for intrepid reporters who work alone, carrying only a backpack of portable digital…

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Kevin Sites is a author and freelance journalist. He has spent nearly a decade covering global wars and disasters for ABC, NBC, CNN, and Yahoo! News. Dubbed by the trade press as the “granddaddy” of backpack journalists, Sites helped blaze the trail for intrepid reporters who work alone, carrying only a backpack of portable digital technology to shoot, write, edit, and transmit multimedia reports from the world’s most dangerous places.

His first book, In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars, shares his effort to put a human face on global conflict by reporting from every major war zone in one year.

In his groundbreaking Hot Zone project, he covered nearly every war in the world in one year earning the 2006 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism.

He’s the author of three books on war, all published by Harper Collins imprint, Harper Perennial. The latest, Swimming with Warlords: A Twelve Year Journey Across the Afghan War, was released in October 2014. He’s also the author of, In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars and The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won’t Tell You About What They’ve Seen, Done or Failed to Do in War.

In 2010, Sites was chosen as a Nieman Journalism Fellow at Harvard University and in 2012, he was selected as an Ochberg Fellow in Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University.

He’s an Associate Professor of Practice in the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong and contributor to many print and online publications including, Vice Magazine, Aeon, Men’s Health and Salon. He splits his time between Hong Kong and Southern California.

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