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OccupationJournalist
Place of birthDurban, South Africa
Birthyear1971
BirthmonthMarch
Birthday29

Lara Logan is a South African television and radio journalist as well as a war correspondent. She came to spotlight for serving for the CBS News from 2002 and 2018. Likewise, she further served for other networks such as ABC News (in London), NBC and so on. 

During her tenure at CBS News, Logan interviewed popular figures and explorers such as Robert Ballard, discoverer of the wreck of the RMS Titanic. Logan is married twice and has two children from her relationship. 

What Is The Net worth Of Lara Logan In 2019? Income, Salary

Lara Logan earns a decent sum of money from her career as a radio as well as a television journalist. So far, she has worked for several news channels and stations through which Logan definitely earned a good sum as a salary. 

From 2002 to 2008, Lara served for CBS News. An average salary of a reporter of the CBS News earns around $46,238 - $95,000 thus, Logan also probably got paid the salary in a similar range. 

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As of 2019, the net worth of Lara Logan is estimated to be around $6 million. Besides her journalism career, Lara is also a war correspondent and has reported several wars and conflicts. 

How Is The Married Life Of Lara Logan With Her Current Spouse? Relationships, Affairs, Children, Divorce

So far, Lara Logan is married twice. She first got married to Jason Siemon in 1998. He is a former European league professional basketball player from Iowa. However, the things didn't work out well in between the couple and they ended their relaitonship with a divorce in 2008.


CAPTION: Lara Logan and her husband Joseph Burkett

SOURCE: Dailymail

The divorce did not stop Logan from falling for a new guy. Well, she got married to her second husband Joseph Burkett in 2008. Her spouse, Joseph is a U.S. government defense contractor from Texas. The couple met each other in Afghanistan the year before.


CAPTION: Lara Logan with her spouse and children

SOURCE: CBS News

From their marital relationship, the couple is blessed with two kids, a son named Joseph Burkett born in December 2008 and a daughter named Lola Burkett born in March 2010. Currently, Logan and her spouse reside in Washington, D.C along with their children.

When Was Lara Logan Born? Early Life, Education

Lara Logan was born on 29th March 1971 in Durban, South Africa. Her parents are father Derek Logan and mother Yolanda Logan. She grew up along with her sibling, sister Lisa Herr

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Lara studied at Durban Girl’s College during his high school. In 1992 She graduated from the University of Natal with a degree in commerce. She also went at Alliance Francaise in Paris to earn a diploma in French culture, language, and history. 

Lara Logan Career

In 1988 Lara Logan started working as a news reporter for Sunday Tribune in Durban during her studies for a year. She then worked for the city’s Daily News. Logan later worked for Reuters Television in Africa in 1992 as a senior producer.

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Later Lara worked with ITN and Fox/Sky, ABC News, European Broadcast Union, and NBC. She also reported on incidents like 1998 United States embassy bombings in Nairobi and Tanzania and also Kosovo war when she worked with CNN. In 2000 Lara was hired by GMTV Breakfast Television as a correspondent.

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As a freelance correspondent, Lara worked with CBS News Radio. While working for GMTV in Afghanistan in November 2001 she interviewed American British backed Northern Alliance commander General Babajan at the Bagram Air Base.

In 2002 Lara was offered as a full-fledged correspondent position by CBS News. For more than four years she reported about the battlefield including war zones in Afghanistan and Iraq. She mostly reported for 60 Minutes II.

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Moreover, she also contributed for The Early Show, CBS Evening News and Face The Nation. She was also promoted as Chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News in February 2006

Lara LoganVictim during War

On 3rd February 2011 Egyptian Army arrested Lara Logan and her CBS for one night team while they were covering the Egyptian Revolution. According to her when they were captured the crew were handcuffed and blindfolded and also were advised to leave the country.

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Furthermore, Logan was also sexually abused and was beaten while she covered the celebrations in Tahrir Square following Hosni Mubarak’s resignation on 15th February 2011. On 1st May 2011, she was interviewed by CBS 60 minutes.

Likewise, Lara also delivered a speech criticizing the Obama Administration’s statements about War in Afghanistan before the annual luncheon of Better Government Association. She also has apologized to CBS This Morning for her inaccurate report at 60 Minutes about Benghazi attack on 8th November 2013. Logan forcefully took leave of absence due to errors in the Benghazi report on 26th November 2013.

Updated On Tue Jan 27 2015 Published On Tue Jan 27 2015 By rajan

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