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Lesley Stahl

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Co-editor of CBS News magazine 60 Minutes since March 1991, Lesley Stahl has reported on critical would events such as the plight of Kurdish refugees in Iraq and the selling of babies in Romania. Stahl joined CBS News in 1972 as a Washington-based reporter and covered the White House from 1978-1986. She then served as CBS News' National Affairs Correspondent.

Prior to joining 60 Minutes, she was CBS News' Chief White House Correspondent. Stahl has also served as co-anchor of CBS' America Tonight, moderator of Face the Nation with Leslie Stahl and has contributed to CBS' 48 Hours. In 1990, she was awarded the Dennis Kauff Journalism Award in Boston for lifetime achievement in the news profession.

One of the most experienced journalists in network television, Stahl has covered stories ranging from Watergate to the assassination attempt on President Reagan's life in 1981. She has reported on every US-Soviet Summit meeting since 1978, every Economic Summit since 1979 and every national political convention and election night since 1974.

Born in Swampscott, Massachusetts, Stahl is married to Adam Latham and has a daughter.

NOTE: Bio is as it appeared in the Forum playbill for "The Changing Political Landscape" on October 16, 1992.