Kevin Sites


Kevin Sites has spent the past decade reporting on global war and disaster for ABC, NBC, CNN, and Yahoo! News. In 2005, he became Yahoo!’s first correspondent and covered every major conflict in the world in a single year for his website, “Kevin Sites in the Hot Zone.” The project helped inspire the use of “backpack journalism” as tool for immersive reporting. He is the author of three books for Harper Perennial, In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars (2007), The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won’t Tell You About What They’ve Seen, Done, Or Failed To Do in War (2013) and Swimming with Warlords: A Dozen Year Journey Across the Afghan War (2014). He is also a recipient of several major awards, including The Edward R. Murrow Award and The Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism. He was chosen as a Harvard University Nieman Journalism Fellow in 2010 and earned a Master’s Degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School. He is currently an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre.

Recent Posts by Kevin Sites

  • In Hong Kong, Inhibition Turns To Protest

    For the past two years, Kevin Sites, a 2012 Ochberg Fellow, has been teaching at the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Centre. There, in large part to avoid being labeled problem-makers, his students rarely asked questions. For Sites, that's why the student-led protests in Hong Kong have been so remarkable.

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