The news broadcaster, who was suspended for airing a wrongful report about the 2012 attack on the American Special Mission compound in Benghazi, has returned to work at CBS.
CBS News broadcaster Lara Logan has returned to working on '60 Minutes' more than six months she was ordered to take a leave of absence. The 43 year-old was suspended after airing a wrongful report about the 2012 attack on the American Special Mission compound in Benghazi, which killed four Americans.
Logan has not publically commented on her absence or return, but CBS News spokeswoman Sonya McNair confirmed on Wednesday (June 4th) that she is back at work, but didn't go into any further detail.
Lara Logan returned to working at CBS after her six month suspension
On Oct 27th, 2013, Logan presented a story on '60 Minutes' that heavily focused its evidence from the account of Dylan Davies of the September 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya.
However, the New York Times informed Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News, on Nov 7th that Davies had given a different account of events to the FBI, saying he was not on the scene when the incident took place, thus making his eye-witness report invalid.
Although the news reader gave a full apology on-air, one month later the embarrassed network asked her take a leave of absence along with her producer, Max McClellan.
Once Logan was ordered to take an extended leave of absence last November (2013), Faber made the announcement via an internal memo.
"There is a lot to learn from this mistake for the entire organization. We have rebuilt CBS News in a way that has dramatically improved our reporting abilities," he wrote. "Ironically 60 Minutes, which has been a model for those changes, fell short by broadcasting a now discredited account of an important story, and did not take full advantage of the reporting abilities of CBS News that might have prevented it from happening."
Although Logan's role with the news network is now unclear, one thing for certain is that it's not likely one of her stories will be on the air soon as '60 Minutes' is heading into a summer vacation. Only reruns will be broadcast in the summer months.