Lara Logan Joining Sinclair

The former 60 Minutes journalist, who left CBS News last year, is joining Sinclair Broadcast Group as a special correspondent focusing on the U.S.-Mexico border in a 90-day assignment.

Sinclair Broadcast Group has hired former CBS News and 60 Minutes journalist and war correspondent Lara Logan.

She joins Sinclair as a special correspondent and will focus her reports on the U.S.-Mexico border. This 90-day assignment focused on the border begins on May 1; Logan will produce two news segments each week.

“This is an opportunity to understand first-hand what’s really happening along the border,” said Logan. “As everyone knows, it’s a story of great consequence that touches all of us, and I take my responsibilities as a journalist very seriously, as always.”

A native of Durban, South Africa, Logan spent the past 16 years working for CBS News and 60 Minutes. Her reporting from the frontlines in Iraq and Afghanistan has earned her a place among the most respected war correspondents of her generation.

She has reported from nearly every continent on the planet, embedding with the Taliban in Afghanistan, traveling to Liberia at the height of the Ebola outbreak, uncovering wreckage of Super 6-1, the helicopter made famous in Black Hawk Down, on the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, and venturing into Tanzania’s Gombe Forest with Jane Goodall. She was also working for 60 Minutes in Egypt the night longtime President Hosni Mubarak stepped down.

It was during this latter assignment that Logan experienced a hardship that few in her profession have had to face. While on the ground in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, Logan was brutally gang-raped and beaten by a mob of violent protestors. She narrowly escaped with her life and returned to work within three months, resuming her groundbreaking reporting from some of the most dangerous locations around the world. She has also used her platform to become an outspoken champion for other survivors of sexual assault.

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“Lara is a resilient force who represents the best of our industry, and we are beyond thrilled to have her join our award-winning news team,” said Scott Livingston, Sinclair’s SVP of news. “Her commitment to serious, impactful journalism and her ability to effectively report on some of the most consequential stories in the world makes her a welcomed addition to Sinclair. We know that our viewers will value the nuance and integrity she brings to her job,” he added.

Logan has been honored with nearly every top award in the industry, including multiple Emmys, Edward R. Murrow Awards, the Overseas Press Club Award, and the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award.


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