All Things CNN, an independent covering the network, writes that Ware has been on leave working on a book and struggling with PTSD from his years of war reporting. He needed more time off, but his request was denied, and now he's not coming back, the blog reports.
It's unclear exactly how long he's been on leave, but the last update on his personal website was on Dec. 18, 2009. Ware is a successful and well-loved correspondent, and fans have been getting curious about his absence. Indeed, All Things CNN writes:
His work for CNN over the past four years has been an astonishing and brutally honest look at the causes and results of war. Not easy subject matter to watch… but he made us care. His urgency and passion burst through our television sets and made us pay attention, made us want to understand.