|Born:||March 29, 1971|
Durban, South Africa
|Bra/cup size:||34D (75D)|
Lara Logan (born March 29, 1971) is a television and radio journalist and war correspondent. She is currently the Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for CBS News, 60 Minutes correspondent, filing reports for the CBS Evening News and the CBS Radio Network.
Logan has described how she begged a clerk at the Russian Embassy in London to give her an expedited visa days after the September 11, 2001 attacks. While in Afghanistan in November 2001, Logan, then working as a correspondent for the British morning program, GMTV, infiltrated the U.S.- and U.K.-backed Northern Alliance fighting the Taliban and interviewed commander General Babajan at Bagram Air Base. Logan spent much of the next four years reporting from the field in Afghanistan, traveling often as an embedded reporter with American forces.
Logan was named chief foreign correspondent of CBS News in February 2006.
Haifa Street fighting
In late January 2007, Logan filed a report about fighting along Haifa Street. When CBS News refused to run the report on the nightly news because the footage was "a bit strong" (although the network did run the report on their internet site), Logan tried to win public support to reverse this decision. Logan said, "I would be very grateful if any of you have a chance to watch this story and pass the link on to as many people you know as possible. It should be seen. And people should know about this." Logan went on to use some of the Haifa Street material in a 60 Minutes report about life in Baghdad under the surge.
Logan's husband is a federal contractor from Texas whom she met in Iraq. They had a son in January 2009. Her previous husband, Jason Siemon, was a professional basketball player in the United Kingdom. Logan complained to Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post that her personal life had been "tabloid fodder."
- Lara Logan. CBS News (2002-12-02). Retrieved on 2008-06-20.
- Lara Logan. NNDB. Retrieved on 2008-06-20.
- Steinberg, Jacques (2005-11-23). War Zone 'It Girl' Has a Big Future at CBS News. The New York Times. Retrieved on 2008-06-20.
- "Battle for Haifa Street", by Lara Logan, CBS News, accessed Feb 2, 2007.
- "Helping Lara Logan" by Rory O'Connor and David Olson, Mediachannel.org, January 26, 2007, accessed February 1, 2007
- "CBS Correspondent Makes Plea for Airtime" by David Bauder, Casper Star Tribune, February 1, 2007
- Kurtz, Howard (2008-07-08). Back From War, Into Tabloid Territory. The Washington Post. Retrieved on 2008-07-08.
- Lara Logan Gets Hitched. New York Daily News (2008-11-12). Retrieved on 2008-10-28.
- Roberts, Roxanne; Argetsinger, Amy (January 7, 2009). Love, Etc.. The Washington Post. Retrieved on January 7, 2009.
- CBS News profile
- About.com's Profile of Lara Logan, CBS Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent
- Logan appears on CNN's Reliable Sources with host Howard Kurtz- Responds to question, "Are Media Turning Against War in Iraq?" (transcript)
- Logan responds in print to criticism of media in Iraq