"Lara is among the most talented and respected journalists in our industry," said Mc Manus."She is extraordinarily determined and courageous, but never fails to see and report the human side of conflict, including some of the most horrific stories of our time.Logan broke the story of the abuse of special needs Iraqi orphans on the CBS EVENING NEWS in June 2007, a report that made headlines around the world.Also last year, she reported from Pakistan on the death of Benazir Bhutto and its aftermath.But that's not the juiciest news of the week surrounding Logan, who made headlines last week after appearing on the "Daily Show" and slamming American coverage of the Iraq war. State Department contractor who was in Baghdad alongside Logan, which is reportedly where the affair began.According to a report, Logan is at the center of a bitter divorce between Joe and Kimberly Burkett. From the National Enquirer: The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively that CBS Evening News and 60 Minutes foreign correspondent, Lara Logan, has been named as the "other woman" in a Texas couple Joe and Kimberly Burkett's bitter divorce.
Sources charge that the Emmy winning Logan began her affair with 36-year-old U. State Department contractor, Burkett in war-torn Baghdad.The Enquirer further goes on to report that Logan was also involved with an unnamed "star CNN correspondent" and that Katie Couric, Logan's CBS News colleague, "blew a gasket" over the news of Logan's sex scandal: Click to read the entire National Enquirer article on the Lara Logan sex scandal.Full release on Logan's CBS News promotion below: June 25, 2008 LARA LOGAN IS NAMED CHIEF FOREIGN AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT FOR CBS NEWS AND WILL BE BASED IN WASHINGTON, D. WITH EXPANDED DUTIES She Will Continue as a Correspondent for 60 MINUTES Lara Logan, whose bold reporting from war zones over the past 17 years has earned her a prominent position among the world's best foreign correspondents, will become CBS News' Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and will be based in Washington, D.Update: For more details on the Logan's Baghdad love triangle — revealed to include CNN's Michael Ware — click here.Lara Logan, who has been CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent since February 2006 and has reported from war zones for 17 years, was recently named Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for the network.Laraâ€™s deep and varied experience around the world over the past 17 years positions her remarkably well for covering this expanded beat, which she will handle with the same fervor and dedication that our viewers have come to expect." Logan has been CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent since February 2006; she became a correspondent for 60 MINUTES the same year.Logan joined the Network in 2002 as a correspondent and a contributor to "60 Minutes II" (2002-04).She also holds a diploma in French language, culture and history from the Universite de L'Alliance Francaise in Paris.In addition to French, Logan speaks Afrikaans and basic Portuguese.Logan's reporting from the frontlines of Afghanistan and with the Green Berets searching for Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden appeared on "60 Minutes II" and on the CBS EVENING NEWS, THE EARLY SHOW and CBS News Radio, for which she served as a general assignment reporter. The explosion seriously wounded two soldiers; she escaped with minor injuries.While reporting for a "60 Minutes II" story about the intense battle being waged at the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in 2005, Logan's vehicle, traveling with the U. Her other "60 Minutes II" reports included an interview with the King of Swaziland, who was being sued by the mother of a girl who was taken to be his 10th wife, and a report on legalized assisted suicide in Switzerland.