18 Facts About Lesley Stahl


Lesley Stahl's has spent most of her career with CBS News, where she began as a producer in 1971.

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Lesley Stahl's is known for her news and television investigations, and award-winning foreign reporting.

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Lesley Stahl's has reported on tensions within the Middle East and the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

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Lesley Stahl was born in 1941 to a Jewish family in the Boston suburb of Lynn, Massachusetts, and was raised in Swampscott, Massachusetts.

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Lesley Stahl's is the daughter of Dorothy J, and Louis E Stahl, a food company executive.

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Lesley Stahl's attended Wheaton College in Massachusetts, where she was an honors graduate, majoring in history.

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Lesley Stahl began her television broadcasting career at Boston's original Channel 5, WHDH-TV, as a producer and on-air reporter.

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Lesley Stahl's joined CBS News in 1971, and became a correspondent in 1974.

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Lesley Stahl was the mentor of CBS news producer Susan Zirinsky.

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Lesley Stahl was the moderator of Face the Nation between September 1983 and May 1991.

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Lesley Stahl's reported on the U S -Russian summit meetings and the economic summits of the industrialized countries, as well as the national political conventions and election nights, throughout her career.

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Lesley Stahl has written two books, the first of which, Reporting Live, was published in 1999:.

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In 2002, Lesley Stahl made headlines when Al Gore appeared on 60 Minutes and revealed for the first time that he would not run for president again in 2004.

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In 2007, Lesley Stahl gained attraction for her interview with the then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy for a 60 Minutes when the President abruptly ended the conversation and walked out, calling it "stupid" and a "big mistake".

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Lesley Stahl was a founding member in 2008, along with Liz Smith, Mary Wells Lawrence, and Joni Evans, of wowOwow.

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In May 2021, Lesley Stahl received criticism from LGBTQ advocacy groups for a 60 Minutes special about transgender healthcare.

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Lesley Stahl's is a currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Lesley Stahl is on the Board of Selectors of Jefferson Awards for Public Service.

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