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Lara Logan

March 4, 2013

Lara Logan
60 Minutes Correspondent & CBS News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Driven by an insatiable desire to constantly improve and impact the world around us, Logan began her journalism career when she was a 17 year old school girl in South Africa. As a teenager compelled to expose the atrocities of the Apartheid regime in South Africa, Logan discovered her passion for seeking truth and justice in an increasingly connected globe.

Since her days as a young print reporter in South Africa, she has gone on to confront the harsh and dangerous realities of war, conflict and global change. The horror and injustice she witnessed has instilled in her a deep humility and a profound appreciation for life — and she wouldn't have it any other way.

Logan joined CBS in 2002 as a correspondent and a contributor to 60 Minutes II (2002-04). She has been CBS News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent since February 2006; she became a correspondent for 60 Minutes the same year. She reports regularly for the CBS Evening News and periodically appears on The Early Show and Face The Nation in addition to her 60 Minutes duties.

Her reporting has brought her face to face with the day's most diverse, relevant and intriguing issues, from gripping 60 Minutes interviews with Jane Goodall, Mark Wahlberg, and Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta, the first living soldier to win the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War, to her coverage of the war on terror.

Most recently, Logan received the John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award from RTDNA, followed immediately by her second Emmy award, this time for "Best Interview." She's been the recipient of the prestigious Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting, the David Bloom Award for excellence in enterprise reporting in 2008, and the 2007 Association of International Broadcasters' Best International News Story Award for her report on the Taliban. She has won an Overseas Press Club Award and twice received the RTDNA/Edward R. Murrow Award for her reporting in Iraq and Afghanistan

Never scripted, at the podium, Logan offers a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look at foreign affairs in the media. Speaking candidly with audiences, she shares her experiences reporting from the front lines, both as a journalist and as a citizen. With compelling insight, refreshing honesty, and deep conviction in the institution of journalism, Logan imparts audiences with a message of truth, courage and integrity that will change the way you view the world, and perhaps even your own life.

Logan was born in Durban and graduated from the city's University of Natal in 1992 with a degree in commerce. She also holds a diploma in French language, culture and history from the Universite de L'Alliance Francaise in Paris.

 

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