Lara Logan was a correspondent for CBS News between 2002 and 2018. In 2019, she joined the Sinclair Broadcast Group, a conservative media company. In January 2020, she will join Fox Nation, a subscription streaming service run by Fox News. Logan was criticized in June 2010 for her remarks about another journalist, Michael Hastings.
About Lara Logan in brief
Lara Logan was a correspondent for CBS News between 2002 and 2018. In 2019, she joined the Sinclair Broadcast Group, a conservative media company. In January 2020, she will join Fox Nation, a subscription streaming service run by Fox News. Logan was criticized in June 2010 for her remarks about another journalist, Michael Hastings, and her view that reporters who embed with the military ought not to write about the general banter they hear. Logan and crew were arrested and detained while covering the Egyptian revolution on February 3, 2011. She said the crew was blindfolded, handcuffed at gunpoint, and beaten by the Egyptian Army. They were advised to leave the country but were later released on February 15, 2011, after CBS News released a statement that Logan had been beaten and sexually assaulted on February 11. She was speaking out because of the prevalence of sexual assault in Egypt, she said in an interview with CBS 60 Minutes on May 1, 2011; she said she was speaking to break the silence of the sexual assault culture in the country. Logan is a member of the South African Academy of Media Arts and Sciences. She is a graduate of the University of Natal in Durban with a degree in commerce.
She has a diploma in French language, culture and history at Alliance Française in Paris. In 1992 she joined Reuters Television in Africa, primarily as a senior producer. After four years she branched out into freelance journalism, obtaining assignments as a reporter and editorproducer with ITN and FoxSKY, CBS News, ABC News, NBC, and the European Broadcast Union. She also found work with CNN, reporting on incidents such as the 1998 United States embassy bombings in Nairobi and Tanzania, the conflict in Northern Ireland, and the Kosovo war. In November 2001, while in Afghanistan working for GMTV, she infiltrated the American-British-backed Northern Alliance and interviewed their commander, General Babajan, at the Bagram Air Base. She spent much of the next four years reporting from the battlefield, including war zones in Afghanistan and Iraq, often embedded with the U.S. Armed Forces. In February 2006, Logan was promoted to \”Chief foreign affairs correspondent\” forCBS News. She was also a regular contributor to the CBS Evening News, The Early Show and Face the Nation. Logan left CBS News in August 2018.