About Kevin Sites
SITES, KEVIN is a pioneering, multimedia journalist who often works as a one-man unit, using portable, digital technology to report, write, edit and transmit his stories from conflict areas around the world. He has covered war zones in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia. Most recently, as a non-embedded correspondent for CNN, Sites provided viewers with independent reports from the frontlines of Northern Iraq. Traveling with Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, Sites broadcasted live as coalition air strikes hit Iraqi positions in Chamchamal and Kirkuk. As a producer for NBC News, he received an Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of the war in Kosovo and was nominated for a national Emmy Award for contributions to a series on landmines. In 2004, Sites was honored with the Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism for both his television and web coverage of the mosque shooting. He was also recently nominated for a national Emmy Award for the same story. Wired Magazine named Sites the recipient of their RAVE Award – the first ever for blogging. During a two-year sabbatical, he served as Broadcast Lecturer in the Journalism Department of California Polytechnic State in San Luis Obispo and was named Distinguished Lecturer by the California Faculty Association for the 2000-2001 Academic Year. While there, he initiated a joint research project with Xybernaut Inc. to modify wearable computers for solo digital reporting. He has worked in local, cable and network news, including ABC's This Week with David Brinkley and NBC's Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. Additionally, he has published numerous articles in newspapers and magazines and was the author of a monthly media column for the New Times alternative weekly. Sites has a master's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Occupation: Multimedia Journalist
- Organization: Yahoo!
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