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March 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It has been nearly five months since Lara Logan was asked to take an indefinite leave of absence following an internal CBS inquiry that was highly critical of her reporting on the Benghazi attack. At the time of her suspension, the network did not indicate when she would return, and Logan herself has made no public appearance since she was sidelined. In fact, it was recently announced that Logan, who had been scheduled to appear as a featured speaker during a lecture series at Guilford College in North Carolina on April 8 would be replaced by 60 Minutes correspondent Leslie Stahl. An announcement this week that CBS News veteran Bill Whitaker will be joining 60 Minutes triggered an inquiry by Sandra Oshiro of the Poynter journalism institute about whether Whitaker was in fact replacing Logan. A CBS News spokesman shot back, “Lara is still on a leave of absence and Bill Whitaker’s appointment has nothing to do with her.”