Michael Ware was one of the few Western journalists to live in Iraq during the war.
He began his Middle East career as Time magazine's correspondent in Afghanistan, but headed to Iraq prior to the coalition's invasion in 2003. He was soon appointed Baghdad bureau chief and wrote numerous articles detailing the war, including cover stories from Fallujah and Tal'Afar.
In May 2006 he moved to CNN and lived at their Baghdad bureau for more than three years before relocating to New York City in order to cover a number of conflict zones around the world, including not only Iraq but also Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Mexico.
He has now left CNN and is moving into a new chapter in his career.