Kevin Sites

KEVIN SITES

In the Hot Zone -- One Man, One Year, 20 Wars

Date: Thursday, January 14, 2010
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Kelowna Community Theatre -- 1375 Water St., Kelowna

After years of working for ABC, CNN and NBC, Kevin Sites became Yahoo!'s first news correspondent, covering every major conflict in the world from 2005 to 2006. He is a recipient of the Daniel Pearl Award, and a 2007 Webby for Best News/Documentary/Public Affairs. Sites is also the author of In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars, and the subject of a documentary, A World of Conflict.

A natural storyteller, and former university lecturer, Sites shares his unique yet palpable anecdotes of people and places from war-torn regions, bringing us face-to-face with the harsh complexities of truth and a bottomless reserve of empathy and compassion.

Ultimately, Sites highlights elements of human civilization that seem both timeless (such as the drive to war and conflict) as well as modern (such as the promise of the digital age to shine a light on the forgotten, downtrodden and the dispossessed).

About Kevin Sites

As a solo journalist, Kevin Sites carries a backpack of portable digital technology to shoot, write, edit and transmit multimedia reports. His past assignments have brought him to nearly every region of the world from the Middle East to South America, from Central Asia to Eastern Europe.

Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone reported stories that often were under-covered or overlooked by mainstream media for Yahoo!'s global audience of 400 million users. In response, the Los Angeles Press Club awarded Sites the esteemed 2006 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism and Forbes Magazine listed him as one of 2007's "Web Celeb 25."

Visit Kevin Sites' website
http://www.kevinsitesreports.com/

 

Last reviewed shim8/5/2014 3:27:40 PM

inspired. informed. insightful.

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