Meet Lara Logan’s Daughters Lola Burkett And Joseph Burkett. Lara Logan is a South African war correspondent for radio and television. From 2002 to 2018, she worked as a correspondent for C.B.S. News. Her politically biased and factually wrong report on the 2012 Benghazi attack was dubbed “the worst blunder on my 10-year watch” by 60 Minutes executive producer Jeff Fager.
Lara Logan was born in Durban on March 29, 1971, in the family of Yolanda and Derek Logan. Lara attended Durban Girls’ College for her senior year of high school, and she has been graduated with a degree in commerce from the University of Natal in Durban in 1992.
Meet Lola Burkett and Joseph Burkett
In 1998, Lara Logan married Jaison Seimon, a lowan Iowan playing professional basketball in the U.K.; the marriage ended in divorce, and she divorced him after 10 years of marriage in 2008.
In 2008 she got married to Joseph Burkett in 2008, a U.S. government defense contractor from Texas. It was the second marriage for both. The couple lives in Washington, D.C., with their two children and Burkett’s daughter from his previous marriage.
She has two girls from this marriage, Lola Burkett and Joseph Burkett. Lola Logan was born in 2010, and she is 10 years old; Joseph Burkett was born in 2008, and she is 13 years old.
There is not much obtainable information about Lola and Joseph at the moment. Lara Logan acquired a French language, culture, and history diploma at the Alliance Francaise in Paris.
During her time in school (1988–1989), Lara Logan started her career as a news reporter for the Durban Sunday Tribune and later the Daily News (1990–1992).
Lara Logan began working primarily as a senior producer for Reuters Television in Africa in 1992.
She began working as a freelance journalist; after four years, she was hired as a reporter and editor/producer by I.T.N. and Fox/S.K.Y., C.B.S. News, A.B.C. News (in London), N.B.C., and the European Broadcast Union.
Furthermore, Lara Logan gained employment at CNN, where she covered events like the Kosovo War, the Northern Ireland conflict, and the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi and Tanzania.
Later, from 2002 through 2018, Lara Logan worked as a correspondent for C.B.S. News. Lara Logan began working for the conservative media organization Sinclair Broadcast Group in 2019. Lara Logan started working for Fox Nation, a paid streaming service Fox News offered in January 2020.
Lara Logan in Egypt
She was sexually assaulted back in 2011 when she was reporting from Egypt. About 200 to 300 guys were involved in the incident, which lasted about 25 minutes. Her camera’s battery died after she wrote about the festivities without incident for an hour.
When she later revealed that he had overheard the audience making inappropriate sexual remarks about her, one of the Egyptian C.B.S. crew members urged that they leave. She sensed hands on her and yelled “stop” as soon as the camera stopped working.
One person in the audience shouted that she was an Israeli Jew, which C.B.S. described as a “match to gasoline” despite being untrue. She claimed they stripped off her clothes and sexually assaulted her with their hands while using their mobile phones to take pictures.
She reported that when they began viciously pulling her hair, they were trying to rip portions of her scalp off as they began twisting her body in different directions.
She was led across the square to a location with a barrier barring the crowd and camping for women. One woman with a chador put her arms around Logan as the other ladies in the group formed a circle around her, and some of the males accompanying the women began throwing water over the crowd.
Then when a group of soldiers arrived, one of them tossed Logan over his shoulder as the others used batons to push back the mob. She claimed that throughout the attack, she believed she would die. The following day, she was flown back to the U.S., where she spent four days in the hospital.
When she got home, she received a call from President Barack Obama. The assailants’ identities are still unknown; according to C.B.S., no charges were likely to be brought against any of them.
She has received several awards in her career
- American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Award, 2004
- The David Kaplan Award, Overseas Press Club, 2006
- David Bloom Award, Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association, 2007
- Daniel Pearl Award, 2011
- National Press Club’s John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award, 2011
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