Lara Logan, Once a Respected News Correspondent, Was Banned by Newsmax

Katherine Stinson - Author

Jun. 13 2023, Updated 11:57 a.m. ET

Lara Logan accepts award onstage during the 42nd Annual Gracie Awards wearing a green dress.
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In 2008, the CBS Chief Foreign Affairs correspondent Lara Logan accepted the Emmy for Best Continuing Coverage — Regularly Scheduled Newscast for her journalistic coverage in the CBS special Ramadi: On the Front Line.

Fast forward to 2022, Lara was banned from speaking on the right-wing news channel Newsmax. So, what happened to Lara Logan and why were such drastic measures taken?

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Lara is a South African journalist and correspondent. She has covered major events like the war in Afghanistan, the Egyptian revolution, the Kosovo war, and more.

However, Lara's upward career trajectory wasn't immune from controversy. Let's take a look at what happened to Lara on Newsmax and what she's up to these days.

Lara Logan onstage wearing a red shirt during the Showtime portion of the 2013 Winter TCA Tour
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Why was Lara Logan banned from Newsmax?

In 2013, Lara issued a public apology for a report she made about the Benghazi attacks. Essentially, she explained that her source for that story hadn't been truthful with her, and the story was inaccurate as a result.

The story was retracted and CBS placed Lara on a leave of absence. She wasn't fired and stayed with CBS until 2018.

After Lara left CBS, she found work as a correspondent on Fox News. However, the network eventually parted ways with Lara (she stated during an interview that she was "pushed out,") after she compared Dr. Fauci to the Nazi doctor Josef Mengele.

Later, Newsmax, a far-right news outlet, banned Lara from ever speaking again on their broadcasts. So, what did Lara say to cause the outlet to cut ties with her as well?

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Lara Logan hosts the 2015 Helping A Hero Gala on Nov. 22, 2015, in Houston.

Lara Logan (2015)

Lara appeared on a live broadcast of Eric Bolling: The Balance where she discussed the issues of migrants in New York City. When Eric asked Lara for her final thoughts on the topic, Lara explained that she was a God-fearing Christian and that open borders were "Satan's way of taking control of the world through all of these people who are his stooges and his servants."

Lara continued on her rant and said, "They may think that they're going to become gods ... they're not going to win."

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She also mentioned leaders at the World Economic Forum "dining on the blood of children" as they encouraged others to eat insects like cockroaches. Per The Daily Beast, Newsmax released a statement following the broadcast saying, "Newsmax condemns in the strongest terms the reprehensible statements made by Lara Logan and her views do not reflect our network. We have no plans to interview her again."

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Per the same report from The Daily Beast, Lara also stated during the segment that she had spoken to a source who "infiltrated the global cabal at the UN level," and showed her documents revealing secret plans to "infiltrate 100 million illegal immigrants ... and these people would dilute what they called the pool of patriots."

Lara explained that these illegal immigrants would be indoctrinated to hate America with the same negative ideals that "our own children are taught."

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What is Lara Logan doing now?

Despite the severed ties with Newsmax, Lara still considers herself a journalist, per her Twitter bio. She also writes in it “nobody owns me.” Aside from having garnered over 560,000 followers on Twitter, Lara also provides a link (via Linktree) for fans and followers to join the “Lara Logan Community.” As a part of it, Lara says you’ll receive “exclusive content” and get to “interact with [her].”

Is Lara Logan married?

Lara Logan and Joseph Burkett attend the 42nd Annual Gracie Awards Gala
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Lara Logan and her husband, Joseph Burkett.

Aside from worrying about where she is and what happened to her, fans are also concerned about Lara's marital status. Is Lara still married? Although Lara divorced Jason Siemon in 2008 (they wed in 1998), she remarried that same year to Joseph Burkett. The two still appear to be married.

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