Candid Perspective from the Front Lines
Lara Logan, whose reporting from war zones over the past 20 years has earned her a spot among the world's best foreign correspondents, offers bold first hand accounts of major historical events. But beyond her insights, Logan brings an authentic, candid and real perspective that will move your audience to think about global events at a new level.
Veteran foreign affairs journalist and 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan has earned her reputation as an intrepid reporter who explores a story's depth by embedding herself within it. Doing so has developed her real understanding of certain hotspots around the world, and the people within the conflict. From the chaos of ISIS in Iraq and to the stability of North America, Logan helps us pay more attention to the world beyond the U.S. Not all of it is pretty, and that is an important part of being an informed global citizen, so that we can do better, be better and work collectively toward values that bring together our global community.
Never Gonna Keep Me Down
From her professional challenges—breaking into the boys club of warzone reporting and living in warzones with the troops—to personal tragedies—facing breast cancer and surviving sexual assault—Lara Logan has made it her mission to not just endure but to overcome. In this powerful, must-hear speech, Lara shares the inspirational true stories of her life and offers lessons on perseverance and success.
Beyond the War Zone, Surviving Breast Cancer, and Inspiring Others to Fight
Lara Logan is a Gilda Radner Courage Award recipient, an honor presented to those who fought a courageous battle against cancer, have given hope to people with the disease, and have focused attention on the fight against cancer. Logan has faced front line battles around the world, but she describes her 2012 breast cancer diagnosis as “without a doubt psychologically the worst thing that I’ve ever had to deal with.” In this candid presentation, she shares her battle against breast cancer and inspires audiences to find the strength to face this terrifying disease with courage.
Lara Logan reveals work of iconic artist in captivating 60 Minutes
In a new 60 Minutes story, award-winning journalist Lara Logan interviews iconic photographer Norman Seeff, entering his Holywood vault and revealing never-before seen shots from his incomparable archive. Seeff has photographed some of the most iconic artists and pioneers in the world—from Ray Charles to Steve Jobs—and with Logan reveals the awe-inducing sessions behind his work. With her sharp commentary, distinct voice, and insightful questions, Logan draws out the fascinating anecdotes and strategies behind Seeff’s work.Watch Lara Logan’s latest 60 Minutes interview >>
For an in-depth report for 60 Minutes, Lara Logan takes viewers to the front lines of the fight against terror
Lara Logan reported from the battle lines against ISIS in Iraq where the U.S. finds itself on the same side of the fight as Shiite militias backed by IranMore from this compelling report >>
Global Citizens of the World Community: What and How Matters
As global community and global citizenship develops, The World Economic Forum identified new “Skills for the 21st-Century” including cultural awareness, adaptability and curiosity. These HWA Speakers are global citizens who are working to build the world community not only by what they do, but how they do it.Learn more about some HWA speakers inspiring global citizenship >>
Lara Logan Reports on the World’s Most Pressing Stories
A bold reporter admired for her shrewd analysis and fearlessness in heading straight into the heart of a story, LARA LOGAN examines issues that dominate headlines in a new light. As a 60 Minutes correspondent, two of her latest pieces bring us to the frontlines as Logan shares first hand insight into both the war against ISIS in Mosul, Iraq and into the innovative, and unlikely, strategies behind bringing peace to Colombia. Whether dodging incoming gunfire, or scaling Medellín’s once-infamous, cartel-controlled hillside neighborhoods, Logan’s ability to report from any setting and clearly synthesize complex issues, is a testament to her talent.Watch Video...
Lara Logan reports from Mosul
If there was ever any question what a full on war against ISIS fighters would look like -- it is on display in Mosul, and you will see it in this story. Lara Logan and a 60 Minutes team joined an Iraqi Special Operations Brigade from the Golden Division as they fought ISIS neighborhood by neighborhood.Watch Logan's harrowing report from the battle in Mosul > >
Lara Logan Masterfully Leads Hot Button Issues at SALT 2016
Skybridge Capital hosted its 8th annual SALT Conference, which is known as the Super Bowl of Financial Conferences and a dynamic forum of leaders from business, politics, and entertainment. The Economist compares the event to Davos, but the speaker lineup and Vegas vibe give the event incomparable pizazz. Without a note in hand, Award-Winning Foreign Correspondent LARA LOGAN expertly guided two conversations with former heads of state on major global issues impacting businesses and the world. Lara is an incredible speaker and moderator, not only because of her status as a veteran journalist and her breadth of knowledge on global matters, but also because she knows how to paint a vivid picture of these complex issues that resonate with audiences well beyond the event. In this conversation with former President of Mexico Felipe Calderon, they take a sobering look at the arguably insurmountable war on drugs in Mexico and the U.S.Watch highlights>>>
Lara Logan Provides More than the Story, She Gets to the Heart
In this captivating 60 Minutes behind-the-scenes interview with award-winning international journalist LARA LOGAN, it is clear to see her depth of knowledge and appreciation for the people and cultures of the Middle East that comes from years of embedding herself in this region. Her most recent story addressed the Yezidis of Northern Iraq, who have their own ancient culture and religion -- and that made them a target for ISIS. Lara and 60 Minutes traveled to Sinjar, in Northern Iraq, with Father Patrick Desbois, a French Catholic priest who has dedicated his life to documenting genocides around the world, and his current mission is to expose what he calls the "ISIS Killing Machine." Click HERE for behind-the-scenes interview. Click HERE for full story about the ISIS Killing Machine.Watch Video...
60 Minutes Correspondent Lara Logan wins $50K for charity by beating Anderson Cooper and Michael Steele on Jeopardy
Lara Logan, drawing from her extensive experience reporting from foreign lands for 60 Minutes, backed her correct Final Jeopardy answer with a confident wager to catapult her total dollar figure over Anderson Cooper and Michael Steele. Logan's win in "Power Players" Jeopardy netted $50,000 to her favorite charity, The Committee to Protect Journalists.Watch the deciding moment...
Veteran Foreign Affairs Correspondent Lara Logan Joins Newseum Panel for new CPJ Book on Press Freedom
60 Minutes correspondent and veteran foreign affairs journalist LARA LOGAN helped launch the Committee to Protect Journalists’s new book, Attacks on the Press: Gender and Media Freedom Worldwide. The panel of seasoned journalists explored their experiences reporting on the front lines, dealing with sexualized violence, and countering gender-related threats and restrictions.Watch the discussion here...
People Magazine interviews CBS News' LARA LOGAN: 'If You Can Take That Many Knocks and Stay on Your Feet, You Can Take Just About Anything'
Lara Logan opens up about surviving rape, breast cancer and the Benghazi Scandal. "For me, I knew what to do when I was on the ground in Tahrir Square, I had to stand up. When I was on my way home, I had to start rebuilding. When I saw my children, I had to live. Those things were very clear." "I'm all in," she says.Read People Magazine's profile of Lara Logan...
Lara Logan's Interview with Canadian PM Trudeau
Renowned journalist and 60 Minutes Correspondent Lara Logan sits down with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for an insightful conversation about his historic win, his family legacy, what Canadians really think about Americans, his mother’s struggle with mental illness and much more. Lara is a brilliant storyteller who knows how to connect her audiences to important people and issues affecting our world.Watch Video...
Lara Logan moderated a panel entitled "Women Fighting the Terror Crisis" for Tina Brown's 2nd Annual "Women in the World" event in partnership with the New York Times.
The panel explored how to defeat an enemy without borders or limits to its brutality. Logan shaped the discussion from her insights as a foreign affairs reporter from the front lines of terror.Read more about Lara Logan and Women in the World...
Developing Story: See what Lara Logan is working on now for 60 Minutes
As a 60 Minutes correspondent, Lara Logan delivers bold, award-winning reporting from war zones and has earned a prominent spot among the world's best foreign correspondents.Read more about Lara Logan's award-winning foreign affairs reports...
How does Lara Logan find light in the darkest war zones of the world?
When LARA LOGAN visited HWA we met the woman behind the award-winning war correspondent. We met the survivor of breast cancer and sexual assault. We met the mother who struggles to leave her young children behind like any working parent, yet the possibility of her not returning home from her job is very real.Watch her candid HWA Q&A...
Lara Logan’s bold, award-winning reporting has earned her a prominent spot among the world’s best foreign correspondents. Named a full-time 60 Minutes correspondent in May 2012, the 2016-17 season is her 12th at the newsmagazine.
Logan was named CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent in February 2006 and Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent in 2008, all while contributing to 60 Minutes beginning in 2005, and 60 Minutes II from 2001. Recent reports for 60 Minutes include the operation to take back Mosul from ISIS, a story on little-known victims of the Holocaust of WWII and another that reported on the similarities between ISIS genocide tactics’ and those of Hitler’s Final Solution. Her work has taken her from the front lines of the Ebola crisis to the forests of central Africa where she did a story on veterinarians treating endangered mountain gorillas in the wild, to Hollywood where she recently profiled one of rock 'n roll's most prolific photographers.
She obtained a rare interview with Jack Ma, founder of the giant Chinese Internet company Alibaba, took viewers inside the unique advertising campaign that helped bring an end to Colombia's violent insurgency, and took the audience on an inspiring journey with the story of severely wounded veterans climbing some of the world’s tallest peaks.
In February 2011, Logan was almost killed in Tahrir Square in Egypt during the revolution there. She was sexually assaulted and beaten by a mob of some 300 men while reporting a story for 60 Minutes on the Egyptian Revolution. She broke her silence about the brutal attack on 60 Minutes to draw attention to the plight of men and women, as well as female journalists covering war zones.
Few television reporters have spent as much time in Afghanistan as Logan has since the attacks of 9/11. And in 2010, her 60 Minutes report from the Afghan battlefield, "A Relentless Enemy” earned her electronic journalism’s highest award, a duPont - Columbia University Silver Baton. A powerful 2006 report for the CBS Evening News about U.S. Marines under fire in the most dangerous part of Iraq, won an Emmy, an Edward R. Murrow Award and an Overseas Press Club award. “Ramadi: On the Front Line,” was a two-segment series, shot in part by Logan herself.
Among her most notable reports for 60 Minutes, her profile of Medal of Honor winner Salvatore Giunta which won the Emmy for Best Interview, a profile on International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde; a report on the controversial practice of raising exotic game on U.S. ranches; a penetrating interview with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf after the assassination of Benazir Bhutto; and interviews with Gen John Allen and President Hamid Karzai that highlighted the return of Al Qaeda to Afghanistan long before that was officially acknowledged. Logan has interviewed many commanding generals during the war on terror, to include Gen. John Campbell, when he was running the war in Afghanistan, and Gen. John Abizaid when he was the Commander of United States Central Command.
Logan’s reports were an integral part of CBS News’ coverage of the war in Iraq, where she lived for almost five years. She was the only staff correspondent from an American network in Baghdad when the U.S. military invaded the city, reporting live from Firdos Square as the statue of Saddam fell. For weeks prior to that Logan shot, produced and reported on her own as Iraqi warplanes pounded the Iraqi capital and appeared on every broadcast at the news network. In June 2007, Logan broke the story of the abuse of special needs Iraqi orphans on the CBS Evening News, a report that made headlines around the world. Also that year, she was one of few journalists who managed to gain permission to report from Darfur in Sudan.
Logan’s reporting from the frontlines of Afghanistan with Navy Seals hunting high value targets and another report with 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 a 60 Minutes II story about the war near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in 2005, the military vehicle Logan was riding in hit a double-tank mine. The explosion seriously wounded two soldiers; she escaped with minor injuries.
Logan has received multiple Emmy Awards, several Murrow awards, an Overseas Press Club Award, the Daniel Pearl Award, Glamour Woman of the Year and five American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Awards, to name a few. 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 Karzai; 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 as “60 Minutes II” correspondent, 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-’02), and as a freelance correspondent for CBS NewsRadio, a role that included occasional appearances 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 (1996-99). Logan also served as a freelance correspondent for CNN (1998-99), 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 (1992-96). But Logan began her career in print - as a general news reporter for the Daily News (1990-92) and the Sunday Tribune (1988-89), both located in Durban, South Africa.
Logan was born in Durban and graduated from the 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.