Seems like it was just yesterday we reported that former CBS News foreign correspondent Lara Logan quietly left the Network last year and gave several controversial interviews regarding alleged bias within the Big Eye.
She has now found a fit with Sinclair Broadcast Group, which is hiring her for a three-month stint as a special correspondent focusing on the U.S.-Mexico border.
“There’s no interference whatsoever,” Logan tells The Hollywood Reporter. “The mandate is to just go down there and come back with great stories. That’s it. … I never expected that at this point in my career, after all these years, I would have that kind of freedom.”
Logan, who lives in Texas but has never covered the border dispute before, has become a star in conservative circles since appearing on a Feb. 15 podcast and criticizing the mainstream media as left-leaning.
She’s appeared regularly on Fox News opinion shows in recent weeks, leading to speculation that she could join the network.
“We’ve had conversations on and off for probably more than a year,” said Scott Livingston, Sinclair’s vice president of news. “We’re thrilled to have her on our team. I think she’s a great fit. She’s smart, dynamic, resilient and tough as nails. She’s an incredible journalist. … To be able to add an elite reporter to our team is an incredible opportunity for us.”.