Q Please tell me about CBS reporter Thalia Assuras. She's my favorite.
—Dollie Griffith, Cleveland, Tenn.
Canadian native Assuras, 55, graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a degree in microbiology and immunology. Coming to the U.S. in 1993, she worked for ABC, then joined CBS in 1997. As a national correspondent for CBS' The Early Show since 2002, she's covered dozens of major stories, from the Kosovo refugee crisis to 9/11, and says some of the heartbreaking scenes forever will be etched in her mind. "It's hard, but you can't let it affect you," she says. "And often, these tragedies display a reaffirmation of the human spirit."