Murray Brewster (@Murray_Brewster) is an Ottawa based correspondent for CBC News where he is the Parliamentary defence and foreign policy reporter. Previously he worked at The Canadian Press as the agency's senior defence writer. He spent 15 months in Afghanistan during the five year combat mission. His book, The Savage War: The Untold Battles of Afghanistan, was published in Fall 2011 by John Wiley and Sons. He also contributed to the book The Harper Factor,published by McGill-Queen's University Press in the fall of 2016. Murray was also the lead writer on the documentary film Kandahar Journals, the story of photojournalist Louie Palu's journey through the Afghan war. A journalist for 30 years, Murray has covered a number of disasters, including Parliament Hill. He was among the first Canadian journalists into New York following the 9/11 attacks and was on the scene for the London train bombings of 2005. He has lectured on media studies and taught journalism research at the university level. Murray has won 12 national Radio and Television News Director Awards, two Atlantic Journalism Awards; was a finalist twice (1989 & 2014) in the Michener Awards for public service in journalism and a finalist in the National Newspaper Awards (2010) for beat reporting. He has also received the Ross Munro Award for defence writing.