Associate Professor of Practice.
ksites@hku.hk

 

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. Dubbed by the trade press as the granddaddy of backpack journalists, Sites helped blaze the trail for a new breed of mobile reporters who work alone, carrying only a backpack of portable digital technology to shoot, write, edit and transmit multimedia reports from around the world.

He is the author of two books for Harper Perennial, In the Hot Zone: One Man, One Year, Twenty Wars (2007) and The Things They Cannot Say: Stories Soldiers Won’t Tell You About What They’ve Seen, Done, Or Failed To Do in War (2013). He is 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.