2019 WILA Keynote Speaker: Lara Logan
“Award-winning” CBS news correspondent Lara Logan will be the featured speaker at Executive Women of the Palm Beaches Foundation’s 36th Annual Women In Leadership Awards Luncheon on April 17, 2019 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Logan’s address will provide insight on her experiences as a leading international news reporter and speak about how the woman’s role is changing on a global scale. Lara Logan’s bold reporting has earned her a prominent spot among the world’s best foreign correspondents.
Logan was named CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent in February 2006 and Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent in 2008, all while contributing to 60 Minutes beginning in 2005, and 60 Minutes II from 2001. Her reports for 60 Minutes include the operation to take back Mosul from ISIS, a story on little-known victims of the Holocaust of WWII and another that reported on the similarities between ISIS genocide tactics’ and those of Hitler’s Final Solution. Her work has taken her from the front lines of the Ebola crisis to the forests of central Africa where she did a story on veterinarians treating endangered mountain gorillas in the wild, to Hollywood where she recently profiled one of rock ‘n roll’s most prolific photographers.
Logan’s reports were an integral part of CBS News’ coverage of the war in Iraq, where she lived for almost five years. She was the only staff correspondent from an American network in Baghdad when the U.S. military invaded the city, reporting live from Firdos Square as the statue of Saddam fell. For weeks prior to that Logan shot, produced and reported on her own as Iraqi warplanes pounded the Iraqi capital and appeared on every broadcast at the news network. In June 2007, Logan broke the story of the abuse of special needs Iraqi orphans on the CBS Evening News, a report that made headlines around the world. Also that year, she was one of few journalists who managed to gain permission to report from Darfur in Sudan.
Logan has received multiple Emmy Awards, several Murrow awards, an Overseas Press Club Award, the Daniel Pearl Award, Glamour Woman of the Year and five American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Awards, to name a few.