The CBS newsmagazine "60 Minutes" is expected to bring back a correspondent who left the show amid controversy over a report on the program. Writing in Variety, Brian Steinberg reports that inside sources say Lara Logan is expected back, although it’s not clear when.
“Logan’s status with the program came into question after the publication of an article in New York magazine which said her return ‘in recent weeks has not appeared certain’ in the aftermath of an embarrassing flub she made in an October 26 segment about U.S. operations in Benghazi, Libya,” Steinberg writes.
Nothing has changed since Logan and her producer, Max McClellan, took a leave of absence from the CBS show late last year, Steinberg writes, adding, that the plan for her to return remains intact.
Steinberg adds: "Logan’s gaffe came about during the broadcast of a story that hinged on details offered by a security officer named Dylan Davies that turned out to be inaccurate. In the segment, Davies claimed to be an eyewitness to the attack by insurgents that left U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three others dead. The show also failed to disclose the fact that Davies was the author of a book published by sister CBS Corp. unit Simon & Schuster."