Lesley Stahl Biography
Lesley Stahl is an American born television journalist anchor, correspondent, and writer. She has reported for CBS News and CBS on 60 minutes since 1991 and has been affiliated with that network since 1972.
Stahl her fame rose after reporting the Watergate scandal which was a major political scandal that happened in the United States in the early 1970s. During the presidential rule of ‘Jimmy Carter’, ‘Ronald Regan’ and ‘George H. W Bush’she was a white house Correspondent. Due to her prominent work, she received a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Colgate University and anther from Loyola College in Maryland in 2008.
In 1972 Lesley joined CBS News and became a correspondent in 1974. “I was born on my 30th birthday,” Stahl later wrote about the experience. “Everything up till then was prenatal.” Lesley credits her CBS News hire to the Federal Communication Commission’s 1972 inclusion of women in its affirmative action mandate: “the television networks were scouring the country for women and blacks with any news experience at all. A friend in New York had called to tell me about a memo floating around CBS News mandating that ‘the next reporter we hire will be a woman.’”
According to Connie Chung, Bernard Shaw and Lesley were “the two other ‘affirmative action babies’ in what became known as the Class of ’72.” In an interview on her early days at CBS Stahl reflected how, on the night of the ’72 Nixon-McGovern election returns, she found her on-air studio chair marked with masking tape, not with her name as with her colleagues, but with “Female.” Stahl was Susan Zirinsky’s mentor who was a CBS news producer.
Throughout Becoming Grandma, Stahl shares stories about her own life with granddaughters Jordan and Chloe, about how her relationship with her daughter, Taylor, has changed, and about how being a grandfather has affected her husband, Aaron.
In an era when baby boomers are becoming grandparents in droves and when young parents need all the help they can get raising their children, Stahl’s book is a timely and affecting read that redefines a cherished relationship.
Lesley Stahl Wig
Stahl jokingly said that she sprays her hair with cement to keep every strand in place at all times, in a 2009 interview with The Women on the Web. Though the wig question did not come up directly this suggests that her hair is her own.
She even explained further that while covering the White House for CBS, she needed to style her hair so that it did not fall. She needed to be camera-ready at a moment’s notice, and that required keeping her hair and makeup as perfect as possible all day. At the time she used a hairspray that was actually named Cement. She explained in the 2009 interview that she has been using a hairspray from Biolage that accomplishes the same thing.
Lesley Stahl Age
She was born on December 16, 1941, in Lynn Massachusetts and was raised in Swampscott, Massachusetts, USA.
Lesley Stahl Height
She stands at a height of 173 cm.
Lesley Stahl Family
Stahl was born to a wealthy Jewish family in Lynn, Massachusetts, and was brought up in Swampscott, Massachusetts. She is the daughter of Dorothy J., and Louis E. Stahl, a food company executive.
Lesley Stahl Daughter
Lesley’s daughter is known as Taylor Stahl. She is a vice president of Double Feature Films production and is married to Andrew Major since 2007. The couple has a daughter named Jordan who was born on January 30, 2011.
Lesley Stahl Net Worth
Lesley is an American television journalist who has an estimated net worth of $40 million dollars. When Katie Couric was hired, CBS News asked Stahl to reduce her salary by $500,000 to accommodate Couric’s salary, bringing her salary down to $1.8 million.
Lesley Stahl Husband
Lesley Previously was married to biologist Jeffrey Gordon in 1964 but got divorced in 1967 after three years. After the separation, she got married on February 17, 1977, to a writer and director Aaron Latham and have a child together named Taylor Stahl.
Lesley Stahl Books
Stahl has written two books :
- Reporting Live, was published in 1999
- Becoming Grandma