Already a full-time 60 MINUTES correspondent, Lara Logan now brings her bold, award- winning reporting to 60 MINUTES SPORTS. Logan had been CBS News chief foreign correspondent since February 2006, while she also contributed to 60 MINUTES.
Much of Logan’s Award-winning reporting has been from the battlefield, where her 60 MINUTES story on a combat unit in Afghanistan won the industry’s highest prize, the DuPont-Columbia University Silver Baton. Among the many other awards that Logan has received are an Emmy Award, an Overseas Press Club Award and a Murrow Award for "Ramadi: On the Front Line," a powerful 2006 segment on American troops under fire she reported from Iraq.
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.
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 News Radio. 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 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.