Call the Tabs: CBS Reporter Is Pregnant, Too

Lara Logan's romantic dramas came home from Iraq with her
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2008 1:30 PM CDT
Call the Tabs: CBS Reporter Is Pregnant, Too
Correspondent Lara Logan poses for photographers after winning an Emmy at the 28th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards gala Monday Sept. 24, 2007 in New York.    (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

Lara Logan is sick of being tabloid fodder, CBS’ star reporter tells the Washington Post. But in the same interview, she acknowledged a nugget sure to keep gossip hounds at her heels: She’s pregnant. Having generated a slew of press over a romantic triangle in Iraq—said to have provoked a fistfight between a CNN correspondent and a US contractor in Baghdad—Logan says she plans to marry the child's father.

That would be the contractor, Joseph Burkett, who's now involved in divorce proceedings. Logan denies his current wife’s claims that she broke up the marriage; friends said the two had been separated. “Nobody likes to read about themselves like that, especially the way it's been sensationalized,” Logan says. “I hated it. But I’m just going to rise above it and keep going.” And she is "looking forward to being a mom." CBS News President Sean McManus calls Logan, who's been transferred to Washington, a "fearless" reporter with "a dynamic quality that just jumps off the screen." (Read more celebrity pregnancy stories.)

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