Lara Logan Biography
|Date of Birth:||1971 , March-29|
|Age:||48 years old|
|Birth Nation:||South Africa|
|Height:||5 feet 5 inch|
|Working For||CBS News|
|Net Worth||$ 3 Million|
|Hair Color||Brown Light|
|Married to||Jason Siemon ,Joseph Burkett|
|Divorce||Jason Siemon (m. 1998)|
|Education||University of Natal, Durban|
|Awards||News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Interview, more|
|Online Presence||Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia|
|TV Show||60 Minutes Since 1968|
Lara Logan is the name of a famous South African television and radio journalist. She is also a war correspondent for several of the television stations. She is known as one of the brave and courageous female journalists of all time. She is the chief of foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News and also works for CB’s 60 Minutes as a correspondent. She has been active in the field of journalism since 1988. She is a very talented journalist in the journalism field. As a result of which, she has been honored and achieved several of the Awards and achievements.
Early Life And Career Of Lara Logan
Born in the year 1971 March 29 at Durban, South Africa, Lara Logan has the South African Nationality. She went to Durban Girl’s College and the University of Natal in South Africa. She has a degree in commerce from the University of Natal which she completed in the year 1992.
She went to Alliance Francaise in Paris to earn a diploma in French language. While at college, she was a swimsuit model. Lara has a very sexy body resembling hourglass body shape. She stands the height of five feet and 6 inches with the body weight measuring 61 kg.
Her body measurements measure the size of 38-26-36 inches. Her breasts are the natural ones. She has got a long pair of hot legs. Overall, she is utterly sexy with curves that no man can resist and every woman wish to have. She has a stunning and charming personality.
Lara Logan stepped her feet in the world of journalism since 1988, where she was reported for the Sunday Tribune in Durban alongside her studies. Then she worked for city’s Daily News from 1990 till 1992. In 1992, she joined the television Reuters in Africa as a senior producer.
After four years at Reuters, she began to freelance as a reporter and editor/producer with several news stations like ITN and FOX/SKY, CBS News, ABC News, NBC, and the European Broadcasting Union. She also has worked for the CNN as a reporter for bombings in United States embassy in Nairobi and Tanzania in 1998, the Northern Ireland conflict and the war at Kosovo.
In 2000, she was hired by GMTV Breakfast Television based in the United Kingdom as a correspondent. She also got the opportunity to work at the CBS News Radio as a freelance correspondent. After the September 11 attacks, she went to Afghanistan as a GMTV reporter.
In 2002, she joined with CBS News as a full-fledged correspondent. She spent four years of her career reporting from the battlefield, war zones in Afghanistan and Iraq embedding with the American Armed Forces. She basically reported for 60 Minutes II and later been the contributor to the CBS’s shows CBS Evening News, The Early Show and Face The Nation. In 2006, she was promoted in the CBS News Network’s Chief foreign affair correspondent.
Her reports and covers include very sensitive matters. For a lady journalist, to work in such topics is a real hard deal but she has been successful in them. While reporting from Egypt, she has been sexually assaulted which can be heard in the video.
The CBS crew was attacked and the sound was all recorded in the video until the battery of the video camera went off. The video record the sound of the crowd calling her an Israeli, a Jewish and assaulting her. She was rescued by some people whom she does not know being unconscious, as she believed she was going to die. She was sent to the United States the next day of the attack and remained four days in the hospital.
Besides her applausive works, she has also been pulled into the controversies and has been criticized. She had to apologize as well. Lara has won several of the journalism awards including Radio and Television Association David Bloom Award, 2008 American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Award, five times Best International News Story Award from Association Women in Radio and Television, 2007 Emmy Award, Overseas Press Club Award, Murrow Award. She has also won the John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award in 2011, John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award in 2011 and Daniel Pearl Award in 2011.
Lara Logan's Net Worth
Being such a popular and courageous journalist, she in demand of today’s television. She enjoys a good net worth and high salary pay.
Lara Logan's Persnonal Life
Talking about her personal life, she initially married to a European leagues professional basketball player from Iowa named Jason Siemon in the year 1998.
The marriage ended in divorce. The reason may be she was mostly out in the field covering the war stories and her husband did not want her to do so. Being passionate and dedicated to her work, she chose her profession. In 2008, she married Joseph Burkett who is a U.S government defense contractor from Texas. She had met him in Afghanistan.
Lara and Joseph have somewhat same interest thus are very supportive and understanding of each other. This has helped the couple to make a balance in their professional and personal life. Lara had born her first baby in the year 2008 December.
She is the mother of two children, a son and a daughter named Joseph Washington V and Lola Anne Burkett respectively. The couple is living happily in Washington D.C with their children and there is no any case speculation of their divorce in near future.
Lara Logan is the inspiration to many of the journalists struggling in this field. She is a beautiful woman with an attractive personality and incredible talent. She is admired and recognized by many people. There is a long list of her fan followings in her Twitter and Facebook accounts as her fans update themselves with her activities looking at her posts. Her biography, pictures and related articles can be found on different internet sites.