“60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan has yet to return to CBS News since admitting to mistakes in a report on Benghazi. Logan apologized and took a leave of absence in November after using an interview with a security consultant who lied about being at the U.S. Consulate in Libya during the 2012 attack.
Her comeback still appears to be in jeopardy after New York Magazine published an expose on Sunday, titled “Benghazi and the Bombshell.” The article describes what happened before and after the October 26 segment aired, as well as the 43-year-old broadcaster’s ambitious rise in the ranks with the network.
“60 Minutes” executive producer Jeff Fager’s decision not to fire Logan over the botched report caused a “ripple of discontent through CBS News,” according to the report. “Logan’s return appears less and less certain.”
Logan is described by colleagues as being extremely ambitious but with a high predilection for taking risks.
“She got everything she wanted, always, even when she was wrong, and that’s been going on since the beginning,” one said.
“It’s not an accident that Lara Logan fucked up,” says another. “It was inevitable. Everybody saw this coming.”
If Logan doesn’t return, Fager could potentially eye Ward as her heir apparent.
“Jeff’s very high on her,” a “60 Minutes“ producer said.