SPOTLIGHT: LESLEY STAHL
60 Minutes, CBS News Correspondent
Lesley Stahl will present a 2020 Matrix Award to Susan Zirinsky.
Lesley Stahl is one of America’s most honored and experienced broadcast journalists. Her rich career has been marked by political scoops, investigations, surprising features and award-winning foreign reporting, a body of work that won her the Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 2003 for overall excellence in reporting.
She’ll begin her 29th season on 60 Minutes in September 2020, having joined the broadcast as a correspondent in March 1991. She is the author of two best-selling books: Reporting Live, about her work as a White House correspondent, and the more recent Becoming Grandma.
Her recent work at 60 Minutes includes a news-breaking interview with former National Security Council official Fiona Hill and three interviews with Donald J. Trump.
Prior to joining 60 Minutes, Stahl served as CBS News White House correspondent – the first woman to hold that job – during the Carter and Reagan presidencies and the first half of George H. W. Bush’s presidency. Her reports appeared frequently on the “CBS Evening News,” first with Walter Cronkite, then with Dan Rather.
In addition to her 13 Emmys, she has a collection of awards including an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton in 1996 for Punishing Saddam, which exposed the plight of Iraqi citizens, mostly children, suffering the effects of the United Nations sanctions against Iraq.