LARA LOGAN IS NAMED A CONTRIBUTING CORRESPONDENT TO "60 MINUTES II" AND A CBS NEWS CORRESPONDENT
Lara Logan, a seasoned international reporter, has been named a contributing Correspondent to 60 MINUTES II and a CBS News Correspondent, it was announced by Andrew Heyward, President, CBS News. The appointment is effective in August. She will be based in CBS News' London bureau.
Logan has served as a correspondent for GMTV, the weekday morning news program of Great Britain's ITV, since January 2000, and as a Correspondent for CBS Radio News. She reported on the war in Afghanistan, the conflict in the Middle East, the Mozambique floods, the land invasions in Zimbabwe and the India earthquake. Logan has received two American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Awards: in 2000 for Best News Story for her CBS Radio News coverage of the violence in the Middle East and in 2002 for Best News Story for her CBS Radio News coverage of the war in Afghanistan. While in Afghanistan, she also filed reports for the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH DAN RATHER and THE EARLY SHOW, in addition to contributing articles to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the United Kingdom's Daily Mirror.
"Lara's reporting for CBS News from the front lines of Afghanistan proved that she is an intrepid journalist with tremendous curiosity, determination and a keen eye for good stories," said Heyward. "She will make a terrific contributor to 60 MINUTES II and will add even more depth to our stellar cadre of international hard-news reporters."
During the period 1996-99, Logan undertook several freelance assignments: 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. Before that, she was a senior producer for Reuters Television in Africa (1992-96). Logan also served as a freelance correspondent for CNN (1998-99), for whom she covered the U.S. embassy bombings in Nairobi and Tanzania, the conflict in Northern Ireland and the war in Kosovo, among other stories.
Her journalism career began as a general news reporter for the Daily News (1990-92) and the Sunday Tribune (1988-89), both located in Durban, South Africa.
She was born on March 29, 1971, in Durban. Logan was graduated from the University of Natal in Durban in 1992 with a degree in commerce. She also received a diploma in French language, culture and history from the Universite de L'Alliance Francaise in Paris. Logan speaks French, Afrikaans and basic Portuguese. She lives in London with her husband, Jason Siemon, who plays professional basketball in England.