Colvin was a veteran American-born correspondent for Britain's Sunday Times. "They call it the widows' basement," she wrote in her final dispatch from the neighborhood of Baba Amr. "Crammed amid makeshift beds and scattered belongings are frightened women and children trapped in the horror of Homs."
Sarah Topol remembered her colleague for : "Marie set the gold standard in every way: personal and professional. Her reporting and writing were thorough, captivating and honest -- she was fearless and got to the heart of the story. As a person, Marie was witty, compassionate, and generous with her time and wisdom."