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Lara Logan is the Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for CBS News. She is also the co-host of "Person to Person" and a correspondent for "60 Minutes."

Lara Logan's bold, award-winning reporting from war zones over the past 19 years has earned her a prominent spot among the world's best foreign correspondents. In February 2011, she was sexually assaulted and beaten by a mob while reporting on the Egyptian revolution in Tahrir Square, an incident she broke her silence about on "60 Minutes" to draw attention to the plight of women — particularly female journalists covering war zones — across the world. The 2011-2012 season will be her seventh reporting for "60 Minutes."

Logan's five-segment series on U.S. Marines on patrol in Afghanistan for the "CBS Evening News" was named an RTDNA/Edward R. Murrow Award winner.

She has been CBS News chief foreign correspondent since February 2006; she became a correspondent for "60 Minutes" the same year. Logan joined the Network in 2002 as a correspondent and a contributor to "60 Minutes II" (2002-2004). 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.

Logan's daily reports have been an integral part of CBS News' coverage of the war in Iraq, both before and after U.S. troops moved into the country. She was the only journalist from an American network in Baghdad when the U.S. military invaded the city, reporting live from Firdos Square as the statue of Saddam Hussein fell. Since then, she has spent the majority of her time in Iraq and Afghanistan. Logan broke the story of the abuse of special-needs Iraqi orphans on the CBS Evening News in June 2007, a report that made headlines around the world. Also that year, she reported from Pakistan on the death of Benazir Bhutto and its aftermath.

Logan's reports for "60 Minutes" have included an up-close look at combat in Afghanistan; a penetrating interview with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf after the assassination of Bhutto; a rare one-on-one interview with Gen. John Abizaid when he was the Commander of United States Central Command; a report on the airport road in Baghdad, then the most dangerous piece of asphalt in the world; and a report on the U.S. military's strategy for retaking Tal Afar, an Iraqi city held by insurgents that became the blueprint for doing the same in other strategic towns.

Logan's reporting from the frontlines of Afghanistan and with the Green Berets searching for Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden appeared on "60 Minutes II" and on the "CBS Evening News," "The Early Show" and CBS News Radio, for which she served as a general assignment reporter. While reporting for a 60 Minutes II story about the intense battle being waged at the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in 2005, Logan's vehicle, traveling with the U.S. military, hit a double-tank mine. The explosion seriously wounded two soldiers; she escaped with minor injuries. Her other "60 Minutes II" reports included an interview with the King of Swaziland, who was being sued by the mother of a girl who was taken to be his 10th wife, and a report on legalized assisted suicide in Switzerland.

Logan received an Emmy Award, an Overseas Press Club Award and a Murrow Award for "Ramadi: On the Front Line," a powerful 2006 report on American troops under fire in Ramadi, Iraq, a piece Logan and her producer shot themselves while embedded with a U.S. military unit. She has also received five American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Awards: in 2008 for Outstanding Feature-Hard News for the Iraqi orphans story; in 2004 for Individual Achievement for Best Reporter/Correspondent; in 2003 for Best News Story for her "CBS Evening News" report on the attempted assassination of Afghan President Hamid Kharzi; in 2002 for Best News Story for her CBS News Radio coverage of the war in Afghanistan; and in 2000 for Best News Story for her CBS News Radio coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. She received the David Bloom Award in 2008 from the Radio & Television Correspondents Association for excellence in enterprise reporting and the 2007 Association of International Broadcasters' Best International News Story Award for her report on the Taliban.

Before formally joining CBS News in 2002, Logan already had 14 years of journalism experience, including 10 years in the international broadcast news arena. She served as a correspondent for GMTV, the weekday morning news program of Great Britain's ITV (2000-2002), and as a freelance correspondent for CBS News Radio, from which she occasionally appeared on the "CBS Evening News." Logan reported on the war in Afghanistan, Middle East violence, the Mozambique floods, the land invasions in Zimbabwe and the India earthquake. Previously, she served in a variety of freelance assignments, including as a correspondent for ITN and Fox/SKY, an assignment editor for CBS News and ABC News in London, and an editor/producer for NBC, CBS and the European Broadcast Union (1996-1999). Logan also served as a freelance correspondent for CNN (1998-1999), covering the U.S. embassy bombings in Nairobi and Tanzania, the conflict in Northern Ireland and the war in Kosovo, among other stories.

She got her start in broadcast journalism in Africa as a senior producer for Reuters Television (1992-1996). Logan began her career as a general news reporter for the Daily News (1990-1992) and the Sunday Tribune (1988-1989), both located in Durban, South Africa.

Logan was born in Durban and was 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. In addition to French, Logan speaks Afrikaans and basic Portuguese.


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Age: 45 years old
Birthday: March 29, 1971
Birthplace: Durban, South Africa
Husband: Joseph Burkett
Jason Siemon (1999 - July 2008, divorced)

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