Lara Logan

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In her current role at 60 Minutes, Logan helps us understand the political and human conflicts around the world, including Syria, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, Palestine, and Egypt. Committed to the story, she lived in Iraq for five years at the height of the violence. She was one of the few journalists in Baghdad when the U.S. military entered the city, reporting live in the square as the statue of Sadam fell. Logan has earned almost every journalistic and reporting award; among them are the highly prestigious duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton, the Overseas Press Club, the Emmys and the RTNDA/ Edward R. Murrow Award—to name a few. A journalist who heads straight into hostile places not for spectacle, but for the sake of our understanding the real issues of our time, Logan is an insightful interpreter of international current events and a fearless interviewer asking tough questions of today's most powerful people. 

 
  

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Lara Logan is a brilliant example of informative and compelling news reporting. Her accounts of life in some of the world’s most dangerous places and situations and the personal struggles she has faced will surely captivate and inspire Radio Luncheon attendees.

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  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute
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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 audie ...

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.

Global Citizenship

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 con ...

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 powe ...

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 ...

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.

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<p>Global Citizens of the World Community: What and How Matters</p>

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.

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<p><strong><span>Lara Logan Reports on the World’s Most Pressing Stories</span></strong></p>

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.

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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.

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<p>Lara Logan Masterfully Leads Hot Button Issues at SALT 2016</p>

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.

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<p>Lara Logan Provides More than the Story, She Gets to the Heart </p>

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.

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<p>60 Minutes Correspondent Lara Logan wins $50K for charity by beating Anderson Cooper and Michael Steele on Jeopardy</p>

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.

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<p>Veteran Foreign Affairs Correspondent Lara Logan Joins Newseum Panel for new CPJ Book on Press Freedom</p>

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.

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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.

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<p>Lara Logan's Interview with Canadian PM Trudeau</p>

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.

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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.

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Developing Story: See what Lara Logan is working on now for 60 Minutes

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For an in-depth report for 60 Minutes, Lara Logan takes viewers to the front lines of the fight against terror

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<p>Lara Logan Hosts Inspiring Fundraiser Empowering Wounded Heroes</p>

Lara Logan Hosts Inspiring Fundraiser Empowering Wounded Heroes

Renowned journalist and 60 Minutes Correspondent LARA LOGAN hosted a fundraiser gala for Helping A Hero, a non-profit organization providing support for military personnel severely injured in the war on terror. 

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How does Lara Logan find light in the darkest war zones of the world?

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Lara Logan's bold, award-winning reporting from war zones has earned her a prominent spot among the world's best foreign correspondents. Named a full-time 60 Minutes correspondent in May 2012, the 2014-15 season will be her 10th contributing to the newsmagazine. Logan also is a correspondent for 60 Minutes Sports, a new edition of 60 Minutes launched on the Showtime Network in January 2013. She is the co-host of the CBS News special broadcast Person to Person.

She previously served as CBS News chief foreign correspondent, a role she filled while also contributing to 60 Minutes beginning in 2005. Her standout reports for 60 Minutes include the first English language interview with the Danish spy who claimed he helped the U.S. target and kill Anwar Al Awlaki, the American-born Muslim cleric and wanted terrorist. Logan's unprecedented access to the U.S. Immigration and Custom's Enforcement's takedown of the largest drug cartel in law enforcement history provided a fascinating look into international organized crime.

In February 2011, Logan was sexually assaulted and beaten by a mob in Tahrir Square while reporting a story for 60 Minutes on the Egyptian Revolution. She broke her silence about the incident on 60 Minutes to draw attention to the plight of women, particularly female journalists covering war zones. Logan's September 2010 60 Minutes report "A Relentless Enemy" from the battlefield in Afghanistan earned her electronic journalism's highest award, a DuPont-Columbia University Silver Baton. Another from that war zone, a five-segment series for the CBS Evening News about U.S. Marines on patrol, was named an RTDNA/Edward R. Murrow Award winner.

Her other notable reports for 60 Minutes include the Emmy-winning profile of Medal of Honor winner Salvatore Giunta; an interview with 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 an interview with 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 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 fell. 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 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 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 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 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 a 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 News Radio, 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). Logan began her career 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 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.