Mostly Credited As: Lara Logan
Date Of Birth: March 29, 1971 (Age 42)
Country Of Birth: South Africa
Birth Place: Durban
Logan was born in Durban and was graduated from the city’s University of Natal in 1992 with a degree in commerce. She also holds a diploma in French language, culture and history from the Universite de L’Alliance Francaise in Paris. In addition to French, Logan speaks Afrikaans and basic Portuguese. She lives in London. She got her start in broadcast journalism in Africa as a senior producer for Reuters Television (1992-96). Logan began her career as a general news reporter for the Daily News (1990-92) and the Sunday Tribune (1988-89), both located in Durban, South Africa. Before formally joining CBS News in 2002, Logan already had 14 years of journalism experience, including 10 years in the international broadcast news arena. She served as a correspondent for GMTV, the weekday morning news program of Great Britain’s ITV (2000-02), and as a freelance correspondent for CBS News Radio, from which she occasionally appeared on the CBS Evening News. She reported on the war in Afghanistan, Middle East violence, the Mozambique floods, the land invasions in Zimbabwe and the India earthquake. From 1996 to 1999, she served in a variety of freelance assignments, included correspondent for ITN and Fox/SKY, assignment editor for CBS News and ABC News in London, and as editor/producer for NBC, CBS and the European Broadcast Union. Logan also served as a freelance correspondent for CNN (1998-99), covering the U.S. embassy bombings in Nairobi and Tanzania, the conflict in Northern Ireland and the war in Kosovo, among other stories.