Lara Logan, the CBS News and 60 Minutes correspondent, posed for swimsuit photos when she was in college in England. The photos earned her the nickname 34D Lara in the British tabloid press.http://tabloidbaby.blogspot.com/2008/01/found-34d-lara-logan-swimsuit-photos_07.html Despite the somewhat derogatory press that Logan got from some of these tabloids, the photos have helped her gain publicity. That publicity eventually helped her launch a successful career with CBS. In 2006, she was named Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for the network.http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/12/02/broadcasts/main531421.shtml
Recently, Logan has voiced her opinion about the relationship between the U.S. military and media on the program Reliable Sources. This relationship has garnered national attention since a Rolling Stones magazine article published statements by U.S. General Stanley McChrystal in which he made abrasive comments about top officials in the Obama Administration. General McChrystal was fired over the incident. Logan rejected the journalistic tactics Michael Hastings, who wrote the article for Rolling Stones, used to obtain the information. She said that there is an element of trust and that Hastings' behavior only makes it harder for genuine journalists to do their job and gain the professional trust of their interviewees.http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/media/july-dec10/mediamilitary_07-08.html
Egypt Assault Incident
CBS News correspondant Lara Logan was beaten and sexually assaulted after being mobbed in a group of over 200 protesters in Egypt, the new authority announced Feb. 15, 2011. While covering the celebrations in Tahrir Square the day Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stepped down from office Feb 11, Logan got separated from the crew and was surrounded by the "frenzy" of protestors. "She was surround and suffered a brutal and sustained sexual assault and beating before being saved by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers," according to CBS News. She returned to the U.S. on the first flight the next morning and has sought hospital care.
Lara Logan Career
Lara Logan's career has been spent with CBS News, primarily as a war correspondent. She is noted for traveling to Afghanistan and doing many reports from war ravaged cities as well as the battlefields. CBS promoted her to Chief Foreign Correspondent for CBS News in 2006.http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/23/arts/television/23loga.html?_r=1 Despite her journalistic credentials, she is often noted and remembered for her swimsuit photos and good looks. It has been noted that her good looks have helped enhanced her reporting coverage and viewership.
Lara Logan Affairs in Iraq
In late June 2008, Logan was named in divorce papers filed by the estranged wife of civilian contractor Joe Burkett. According to Kimberly Burkett, Logan stole her husband.http://www.nationalenquirer.com/cbs_news_star_lara_logan_divorce_war/celebrity/ In addition, the New York Post reported that Logan had engaged in an affair with CNN correspondent Michael Ware while in Iraq, and Ware had clashed with Burkett.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/07/AR2008070702662.html Burkett and Logan eventually married and had a child together in 2009, whom they named Joseph Washington.http://www.popularbabyproducts.com/lara-logan-welcomes-son-joseph-washington/
This YouTube video shows an interview Good Magazine did with Lara Logan to talk about her career as a whole with CBS News. Though the interview was conducted before Logan's sex scandal, it still acknowledges how Logan's good looks combined with journalistic integrity have skyrocketed her name in the foreign news world.