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Name: Lara Logan                                                                   
Born: 29 March 1971 Durban, South Africa                                           
Lara Logan (born March 29, 1971) is a television and radio journalist and war       
correspondent. She is currently the Chief Foreign Correspondent for CBS News,       
filing reports for the CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes and the CBS Radio Network.     
Logan was born in Durban, South Africa. She attended high school at Durban Girls'   
College, and then attended the University of Natal in Durban, graduating in 1992.   
She is married to Jason Siemon, who was, until recently, a professional             
basketball player in the United Kingdom for the now-defunct Brighton Bears.         
Logan has described how she begged a clerk at the Russian Embassy in London to     
give her an expedited visa days after the September 11, 2001 attacks. She then     
entered Afghanistan through southern Russia. In November 2001, Logan, then         
working as a correspondent for the British morning program, GMTV, managed to       
infiltrate the upper ranks of the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan, where she       
gained exclusive interviews at Bagram Air Base with General Babajan, a commander.   
Logan spent much of the next four years reporting from the field in Afghanistan,   
traveling often as an embedded reporter with American forces.                       
Named chief foreign correspondent of CBS News in February 2006, Logan was           
embedded with a U.S. military unit in Ramadi, Iraq on March 10, 2006, when a       
nearby Marine was shot by a sniper.