Lara Logan's Welcome Home Present: A Homewrecker Scandal
As Lara Logan, the chief foreign correspondent at CBS News who just returned from Iraq, is given a home base in Washington, there's one piece of baggage she'll be bringing with her: a report that she's the other woman in Texas couple Joe and Kimberly Burkett's divorce. So the National Enquirer story goes, Logan began seeing Joe in Baghdad, where she was reporting from and where he was a contractor for the U.S. State Department. So distraught was Joe's wife Kimberly over the affair, she supposedly overdosed on Valium, though she's also alleged to have carried on her own extramarital dalliance.
And then there's that other rumor, about Logan's "romance with a star CNN correspondent."
One knowledgeable industry source we spoke with pointed to Australian Michael Ware — "The Nose," as he's often referred to — as a likely candidate. Ware, who joined CNN in 2006 and regularly debunks right-wing assertions that "All is OK in Iraq!" myths, is the network's international correspondent and, like Logan until recently, is based in Baghdad.
Critics will naturally point to the fact that this report comes from the National Enquirer, a gossip rag that's often accused of inflating the truth. Then again, they often break big stories that turn out to be quite true.