CBS News Radio correspondent Cami McCormick was seriously injured Friday by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan. McCormick was travelling in the Logar province, when the vehicle she was riding in was hit by an improvised explosive device (IED), wounding her in the leg. She underwent successful surgery at a field hospital to stabilize her condition and was then moved to Bagram Air Base for further treatment.
CBS said that McCormick was flown to the U.S. military hospital in Landstuhl, Germany, the Associated Press reported Sunday. Wounded soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan are often sent to Landstuhl for treatment. Hospital spokeswoman Marie Shaw confirmed that McCormick had arrived at the hospital but would not comment further on her condition, citing patient privacy.
McCormick, five-time winner of the Edward R. Murrow award for broadcast excellence, has been in Afghanistan since Aug. 13 covering the recent elections and the ongoing violence in the region. Based in New York, she has worked for CBS News Radio for 11 years, reporting from Ground Zero on 9/11 and New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. McCormick also covered the war in Iraq, traveling to the country many times. Before joining CBS, she reported on the Middle East for CNN.