Lara Logan, the chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News, tells The Washington Post she is pregnant, and the father is a married federal contractor whom she met while stationed in Iraq.
Logan’s relationship with Joseph Burkett — who’s in the midst of a divorce from wife Kimberly, with whom he has a 3-year-old daughter — has made media headlines, including the front page of the New York Post.
Logan is going through a divorce from estranged husband Jason Siemon, a Chicago-based energy lobbyist whom she married in 1998.
“Nobody likes to read about themselves like that, especially the way it’s been sensationalized,” Logan, 37, told The Washington Post. “I hated it. But I’m just going to rise above it and keep going.”
Logan, whose pregnancy was unplanned, told the newspaper her due date is in January, and she’s “looking forward to being a mom.”
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Logan — a South Africa native who began dating Burkett following her November breakup with CNN correspondent Michael Ware — said she and Burkett plan to marry eventually.
Logan’s publicist, Tom Keaney, declined to comment.
The reporter — known for her intrepid war coverage — was promoted to CBS’ chief foreign affairs correspondent last month, and is based in Washington.
Logan, a contributor to “60 Minutes,” has won numerous reporting accolades, including an Emmy and Overseas Press Club Award.