CBS News correspondent Lara Logan will be the featured speaker at the 2015 Radio Show’s Radio Luncheon, Sept. 30, sponsored by NextRadio. She will highlight her experiences as an international reporter.
“Lara Logan is a brilliant example of informative and compelling news reporting,” said RAB President and CEO Erica Farber. “Her accounts of life in some of the world’s most dangerous places and situations and the personal struggles she has faced will surely captivate and inspire Radio Luncheon attendees.”
Logan began contributing to CBS News’ “60 Minutes” in 2005. She was named CBS News chief foreign correspondent in February 2006 and chief foreign affairs correspondent in 2008. Logan was named a full-time “60 Minutes” correspondent in May 2012.
Logan has reported from the frontlines during the search for Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden, along with the war in Iraq, where she was stationed for nearly five years. In February 2011, Logan was assaulted while providing coverage of the Egyptian Revolution in Tahrir Square. More recently, she has reported on the Ebola crisis in Liberia, interviewed Alibaba founder Jack Ma and covered wounded veterans climbing some of the world’s tallest mountains.
Logan received an Emmy Award, an Overseas Press Club Award and a Murrow Award. She has also received five American Women in Radio and Television Gracie Awards. She received the David Bloom Award in 2008 from the Radio & Television Correspondents Association for excellence in enterprise reporting and the 2007 Association of International Broadcasters’ Best International News Story Award.
During the lunch, George G. Beasley, chairman, CEO and founder of Beasley Broadcast Group Inc., will receive the National Radio Award.