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An International Correspondent, Based in Brooklyn

Gail Shister
TVNewser Columnist

Ware_8.18.jpgBaghdad to Brooklyn — how’s that for culture shock?

After almost seven years — and three kidnappings — in Iraq, CNN’s Michael Ware says his recent reassignment to New York has been a difficult transition.

“My body still feels like it’s constantly dodging bullets,” says Ware, who lives in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg section.

“Crowds can feel threatening. When I open a window, I’m looking for snipers. If somebody cuts me off in traffic, it could be the beginning of a kidnapping.”

Ware, an intrepid Aussie, says his post-traumatic stress is no different from that of many of his soldier friends’. “It’s about learning how to come home. It’s not a simple thing. It takes a lot of time and care. I’m getting help as I go through the process.”

A former prosecutor and pro rugby player, Ware, 40, joined CNN International in 2006 after serving as Time‘s Baghdad bureau chief. He appeared regularly on Anderson Cooper’s “360.”

Ware made tabloid headlines in June 2008 over his alleged involvement in a Baghdad love triangle with CBS’s Lara Logan and married U.S. State Department contractor Joe Burkett.

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The Ticker (p.m. edition): Winner, Wedding, Wife…

> The Philadelphia Daily News’ Ellen Gray gives her winners and losers of the election season. Winners include Fox News, Stephen Colbert and Katie Couric.

> The New York Daily News reports CBS’ Lara Logan is now married. “We hear the ‘Baghdad Bombshell’ has quietly wed defense contractor Joe Burkett, whose child she’s expecting in January,” writes Rush & Molloy.

> When CNN’s Anderson Cooper appeared on Ellen last week, he joked about his fondness for “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” and specifically NeNe. Soup Cans notes NeNe has now responded. Click continued for the video…

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