Lesley Rene Stahl is an American journalist. She has spent most of her career with CBS News, where she began as a producer in 1971. Since 1991, she has reported for CBS’s 60 Minutes. She is known for her news and television investigations, and award-winning foreign reporting.
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Lesley Rene Stahl is an American journalist. She has spent most of her career with CBS News, where she began as a producer in 1971. Since 1991, she has reported for CBS’s 60 Minutes. She is known for her news and television investigations, and award-winning foreign reporting. Stahl has covered such iconic moments in American history such as the Watergate scandal in 1972, the Impeachment hearings of President Nixon in 1974, as well as the 1981 assassination attempt on President Reagan, and the 1991 Gulf War. In 2020, she gained much media attention for her interview with President Donald Trump in which he stopped the interview short and walked out due to his objections to her warning him about ‘tough questions’ Stahl was born in 1941 to a Jewish family in the Boston suburb of Lynn, Massachusetts, and was raised in Swampscott, Massachusetts. She attended Wheaton College where she was an honors graduate, majoring in history. She reported on the U.S.
Russian summit meetings and the economic summits of the industrialized countries. She also has reported on tensions within the Middle East and the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. For her body of work she has earned various journalism awards including a Lifetime Achievement News and Documentary Emmy Award in 2003 for overall excellence in reporting. She credits her CBS News hire to the Federal Communications Commission’s 1972 inclusion of women in its affirmative action mandate. According to Stahl, Connie Chung and Bernard Shaw were \”the two other ‘affirmative action babies’ in what became known as the Class of ’72. She was the mentor of CBS news producer Susan Zirinsky. She was born on her 30th birthday, and would later write about the experience. She is the daughter of Dorothy J. , and Louis E. St Dahl, a food company executive. She joined CBS News in 1971, and became a correspondent in 1974.