Lesley Stahl Biography, Age, Family, 60 minutes, CBS, Networth, Husband, Daughter

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Lesley Stahl  Biography

Lesley Stahl, born as Lesley Rene Stahl is an American television journalist anchor, correspondent and a writer. Most of her career she has spent with CBS News and reported for CBS on 60 minutes, having been affiliated with that network since 1972; , she has reported for CBS’ 60 Minutes since 1991.

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 ‘Jmmy 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.

Lesley Stahl Age | How Old Is Lesley Stahl

She was born on December 16, 1941 in Lynn Massachusetts and was raised in Swampscott, Massachusetts. She is 76 years old as of 2018.

Lesley Stahl Height

She stands at a height of 173 cm.

Lesley Stahl Religion

She was born to a Jewish family.

Lesley Stahl Family

Stahl was born on December 16, 1941 to a wealthy Jewish family in Lynn, Massachusetts, and was brought up in Swampscott, Massachusetts. She is the daughter of Dorothy J. (née Tishler), and Louis E. Stahl, a food company executive.

Lesley Stahl photo

Lesley Stahl 60 Minutes |CBS Lesley Stahl

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.

Lesley Stahl Net Worth | Lesley Stahl Salary

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 Daughter |Lesley Stahl Grandchildren

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 Jordanwho was born on January 30, 2011.

Lesley Stahl Grandmother Book | Becoming Grandma By Lesley Stahl

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 Trump |Lesley Stahl Donald Trump

During a 60 Minutes interview that aired on Sunday night, Lesley Stahl didn’t hold back, pressing Donald Trump about numerous issues including climate change, North Korea, his relationship with Kim Jong-un, Russia, Dr. Ford, Kavanaugh and a laundry list of other things looming over his presidency. The interview took place before his meeting with Kanye West and Pastor Brunson came home, so those topics weren’t addressed but when Stahl asked if he had any regrets after two years in office, he immediately went to his favorite go-to answer: the press.
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“Is there anything that you wish you hadn’t said, anything you wish you hadn’t done? Do you have any regrets?” asked Stahl.

Trump started to talk about how he won the presidency and seems like he was trying to find a way to evade the question. “The press treats me terribly,” he said. “I thought very strongly that, you know, the one great thing will happen is the press will start treating me great. Lesley, they treat me worse. They got worse instead of better. Very dishonest.”
As Stahl continued to get an answer, he reiterated: “I regret that the press treats me so badly.”

Stahl rephrased the question asking, “Have you made any mistakes?”

Trump answered, “Everybody makes mistakes.” He went on to talk about terminating the N.A.F.T.A. deal. “The problem was, I was getting to know the leaders. I was getting to know countries. I didn’t want to do it right out of the box. So I waited a little while, but I could have done trade a little bit earlier.”

When the interview turned to the separation of migrant children from their parents, Trump said it was Obama law and Stahl fired back saying that that may be the case, but Obama didn’t enforce it — but Trump did.

He skirts around the answer and says: “What we want to do is change the immigration laws, because they were– they were a laughing stock all over the world.” He adds, “There have to be consequences, Lesley, for coming into our country illegally…part of the reason, I have to blame myself, the economy is so strong that everybody wants to come into the United States.”

Lesley Stahl New Book

Stahl has written two books :

  1. Reporting Live, was published in 1999
  2. Becoming Grandma

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