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(Born, 1971)] is a television and radio journalist and war correspondent. She is currently the Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for CBS News, 60 Minutes correspondent, filing reports for the CBS Evening News and the CBS Radio Network.



Logan was born in Durban, South Africa.South Africa. She attended high school at Durban Girls' College, and then attended the University of Natal in Durban, graduating in 1992.

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Logan has described how she begged a clerk at the Russian Embassy in London to give her an expedited visa days after the September 11, 2001 attacks.[3] While in Afghanistan in November 2001, Logan, then working as a correspondent for the British morning program, GMTV, infiltrated the U.S. and U.K. backed Northern Alliance fighting the Taliban and interviewed commander General Babajan at Bagram Air Base.[3] Logan spent much of the next four years reporting from the field in Afghanistan, traveling often as an embedded reporter with American forces.


Logan was named chief foreign correspondent of CBS News in February 2006.


In late January 2007, Logan filed a report about fighting along Haifa Street.[4] When CBS News refused to run the report on the nightly news because the footage was "a bit strong"[5] (although the network did run the report on their internet site), Logan tried to win public support to reverse this decision. Logan said, "I would be very grateful if any of you have a chance to watch this story and pass the link on to as many people you know as possible. It should be seen. And people should know about this."[5][6] Logan went on to use some of the Haifa Street material in a 60 Minutes report about life in Baghdad under the surge.

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The war correspondent and former swimsuit model was allegedly involved with civilian contractor Joe Burkett in Baghdad.

Burkett's wife Kimberly blames 37-year-old Lara, now working on American news show 60 Minutes, for their break-up.


But a friend of Logan's said: "She is not the cause of their divorce. The simple truth is this was a marriage that was breaking up."

Logan is in a relationship with a federal contractor from Texas (who is separated and in the process of divorcing) whom she met in Iraq and plans to marry.[7] She is pregnant with his child, due in January 2009.[7] As of July 2008, her divorce from her previous husband, Jason Siemon, a professional basketball player in the United Kingdom, is imminent after a long ago separation.[3][7] Logan complained to Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post that her personal life had been "tabloid fodder."


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