updated 7/26/2005 12:23:22 PM ET 2005-07-26T16:23:22

Dawna Friesen is a foreign correspondent for NBC News and is based in the network's London bureau. She joined the network in 1999. Friesen reports for NBC's "Nightly News with Brian Williams," "Today" and MSNBC, the network's 24-hour news and information cable network.

Friesen has traveled extensively for NBC News, covering the fall of Slobodan Milosevic in Belgrade, the conflict in Israel and the Palestinian territories, the aftermath of the war in Afghanistan, the kidnapping and murder of journalist Daniel Pearl in Pakistan, reaction in the Arab world to the conflict in Iraq, and the guerrilla war in Iraq following the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Friesen joined NBC News from CTV's Toronto bureau where she served as national news correspondent and anchor. Friesen also covered federal politics for the CTV network based in the nation's capital, Ottawa. She traveled across the country and the world on Prime ministerial trips and covered federal election campaigns.

Prior to her work at CTV News, Friesen worked as a reporter and anchor for CBC-TV in Vancouver and as an anchor for the 24-hour news channel, Newsworld.

Friesen began her journalism career in 1985 working in Brandon, Saskatoon, Thunder Bay and Winnipeg, Canada.

A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Friesen graduated with a degree in communications from Red River College in Winnipeg. In 1993, she received a Southam Fellowship for Journalists from the University of Toronto.