Lara Logan Returns to CBS News After Suspension

Lara-Logan

Lara Logan has returned to work at CBS News, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

The news ends a suspension that began last fall after an erroneous 60 Minutes report on the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi that resulted in the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other U.S. personnel. Logan had a handful of pieces in the works when she was suspended last November after a report that relied on a now discredited interview with security contractor Dylan Davies.

She has been eager to return to work, say sources close to the correspondent. But the Benghazi report undermined her status as among the veteran newsmagazine’s biggest stars and created a media feeding frenzy that unearthed a strident speech she gave a month after the Benghazi attacks in which she advocated for military intervention in Libya and asserted that the Obama administration was downplaying the threat from Al Qaeda.

At the time of her suspension last November, CBS News chairman and 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager told THR that the report was a “black eye” for the venerable newsmagazine, still the most-watched of its genre.

A CBS News spokesperson confirmed that Logan has returned to work. 60 Minutes typically takes something of a production hiatus during the summer months when new pieces are sprinkled throughout the schedule that includes re-runs and updates of previously aired segments. Logan likely will not be seen on 60 Minutes until the fall, sources tell THR. But she’ll begin appearing on other CBS News broadcasts such as the CBS Evening News and CBS This Morning in the coming weeks.

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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter
Marisa Guthrie

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