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Lara Logan Returns to CBS After '60 Minutes' Benghazi Flap

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By    |   Thursday, 05 Jun 2014 09:28 AM

CBS reporter Lara Logan has returned to work after a seven-month leave of absence following a widely debunked report she and producer Max McClellan gave about the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi.

"Lara Logan has returned to work," CBS News spokesperson Sonya McNair confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. CBS confirmed McClellan's return as well.

Details of when Logan returned to work or what she's working on were not given, and Logan did not return calls left for her asking for comment. Her current role is assumed to be Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent.

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CBS suspended Logan and McClellan after an October 27 report on "60 Minutes" that relied heavily on the testimony of a security contractor, Dylan Davies. Davies said he was present during the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, but that was proven false, and CBS issued a retraction.

"The most important thing to every person at '60 Minutes' is the truth, and today, the truth is that we made a mistake," Logan told "CBS This Morning" in November. "That’s very disappointing for any journalist. That’s very disappointing for me."

Logan was described as having a "once-meteoric rise" at CBS News, but The Hollywood Reporter wrote that this may no longer be the case.

"But one of the issues that compounded the problem internally, say sources, is that Logan and her producer Max McClellan continued to defend Davies and their report even after it was clearly discredited," the publication reported.

According to Politico, Logan and McClellan began booking camera crews for news packages in December, but at the time CBS said the pair's return date was not yet scheduled.

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