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Elizabeth Palmer joined CBS News in 2000 as the network’s Moscow correspondent. In 2004, she moved to London and has since spent most of her time on the road covering conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Egypt. She was one of the first U.S. correspondents to helicopter into Afghanistan after Sept. 11.
In 2018, Palmer won the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for her reporting on the siege of Aleppo, Syria.
Over the past decade, she has regularly reported in and on Iran and is one of the very few foreign journalists to have visited Iran’s nuclear installations.
Days after Malala Yousafzai was shot by the Taliban, Palmer visited her village in Pakistan to track down the other girls wounded in the attack.
In 2017, Palmer also managed to corner Vladimir Putin in his ice hockey uniform, rink-side, at a Russian arena, to ask what he thought of Donald Trumps’s firing of James Comey.
Before joining CBS News, Palmer worked as a correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, based in both Moscow and Mexico City.