A TV journalist who gained a high profile on CBS News covering war-torn areas of the Middle East has quietly left the network. Variety reports that Lara Logan exited several months ago.
“The split, disclosed as the result of Logan making an appearance over the weekend on a podcast in which she suggested news consumers ought to get information from both liberal and conservative outlets, might come as a surprise to outsiders,” Variety notes. “Logan had been working for ’60 Minutes’ and gained a reputation for visiting dangerous locales in Afghanistan and Iraq, often embedded with U.S. armed forces. She joined CBS News in 2002 and had been one of the unit’s top foreign correspondents.”
The report cites a CBS News spokeswoman saying Logan left the news unit sometime in 2018.
“Her last piece for CBS News appears to be a May segment for ’60 Minutes’ about poachers slaughtering rhinoceros in South Africa,” Variety reports.
Here’s a “60 Minutes” story featuring Logan talking about reporting in Afghanistan …