After much speculation about whether she’d return to CBS News at all, Lara Logan was officially back at work Wednesday following a more than six-month leave of absence from “60 Minutes” prompted by her flawed report on Benghazi.
CBS News spokesman Sonya McNair confirmed to the Associated Press that Logan had resumed work. She offered no details about exactly when Logan had returned to the network or what the correspondent was working on.
But Logan will not likely reappear on “60 Minutes” until the fall, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She is expected to appear on other CBS News broadcasts in the meantime.
Logan and her producer, Max McClellan, took leave from the network in November after she was forced to retract a report on the 2012 Benghazi attacks that relied on a discredited British security contractor’s account of the events.
Media Matters for America founder David Brock, who has been critical of Logan’s Benghazi report from the start, slammed CBS for bringing the correspondent back into the fold.
“CBS indicated that they were serious about rebuilding its brand and taking accountability,” said Brock said, as quoted by the AP. “Having Logan back on ’60 Minutes’ shows the exact opposite.”