Lesley Stahl – Courage in Journalism

Lesley Stahl is one of America’s most honored and experienced broadcast journalists. Her rich career has been marked by political scoops, surprising features and award-winning foreign reporting, a body of work that won her the RTDNA’s 2015 Paul White award for lifetime achievement. She has been a 60 Minutes correspondent since March 1991 and began her 26th season on the broadcast in September 2017. She also served as CBS News White House correspondent – the first woman to hold that job, moderator of Face The Nation, and co-host of America Tonight. She received her first Emmy for reporting on a bombing in Beirut for CBS Evening News in 1983, and a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in September 2003. Among her many career highlights, Stahl gained access to the U.S.’s Guantanamo Bay in 2013 for a two-part series honored with an Edward R. Murrow award. In 2014, she won two Emmys, one for the Guantanamo series and another for an eye-opening story about China’s huge real estate bubble. Her 1996 report “Punishing Saddam” also won Stahl journalism’s highest honor, an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton.

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