W&L's Contact Committee Presents Journalist Lara Logan
Washington and Lee’s Contact Committee will present “An Evening with Lara Logan.” Logan will speak on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Keller Theater in Lenfest Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is first come, first serve.
Logan joined CBS in 2002 as a correspondent and a contributor to 60 Minutes II (2002-2004). She has been CBS News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent since February 2006; she became a correspondent for 60 Minutes the same year. She reports regularly for the CBS Evening News and periodically appears on The Early Show and Face the Nation in addition to her 60 Minutes duties.
Logan began her journalism career in South Africa when she was 17 years old. As a teenager compelled to expose the atrocities of the Apartheid regime in South Africa, Logan discovered her passion for seeking truth and justice in an increasingly connected globe.
Her reporting has brought her face to face with the day’s most diverse, relevant and intriguing issues, from 60 Minutes interviews with Jane Goodall, Mark Wahlberg and Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta, the first living soldier to win the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War, to her coverage of the war on terror.
Most recently, Logan received the John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award from Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), followed immediately by her second Emmy award, this time for “Best Interview.” She’s been the recipient of the prestigious Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting, the David Bloom Award for excellence in enterprise reporting in 2008 and the 2007 Association of International Broadcasters’ Best International News Story Award for her report on the Taliban. She has won an Overseas Press Club Award and twice received the RTDNA/Edward R. Murrow Award for her reporting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Logan offers a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look at foreign affairs in the media. Speaking candidly with audiences, she shares her experiences reporting from the front lines, both as a journalist and as a citizen.