From Howard Kurtz’s profile of CBS’s Lara Logan in today’s Washington Post:
Now, having just moved to Washington with an expanded portfolio for the network, Logan finds her romantic life reduced to tabloid fodder. And there is a new complication: She recently discovered that she is pregnant.
“Nobody likes to read about themselves like that, especially the way it’s been sensationalized,” Logan says of the coverage that spread to the front page of the New York Post, which called her a “sexy CBS siren” and “in-bedded reporter.” “I hated it. But I’m just going to rise above it and keep going.” The baby is due in January, she says, and she is “looking forward to being a mom.” …
The pregnancy was unplanned. Logan says she lost one of her fallopian tubes during an ectopic pregnancy years ago and believed at her age it was highly unlikely that she could get pregnant. The news came at a time when she was looking to change her life. At CBS, Logan says, “they let me run around the world doing everything I want to do. It’s a dream job, but it comes at a cost.
“Since 9/11, I’ve spent 95 percent of my time on the road, and I do need to have a home at some point. I do need to settle down. I’ve been living like a refugee.”
The father is Joseph Burkett, a federal contractor whom Logan met in Iraq.