Lesley Stahl

TV journalist, News anchor, News commentator
Savvy political news reporter and moderator whose on-camera professionalism made her stand out in more than two decades of reporting for CBS News from the nation's capitol. As host for the network's premiere public ... Read more »
Born: 12/15/1941 in Swampscott, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

60 Minutes 1983 - 1991, 2000, 2004 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Correspondent

Years of Living Dangerously 2014 (Tv Show)

Herself

Unforgettable 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

48 Hours Mystery 1983 - 1991, 2002 - 2003, 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Real Time with Bill Maher 1983 - 1991, 2002 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eagle Eye 2008 (Movie)

Newscaster (Actor)

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Newscaster (Actor)

Child Prodigies 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

Election Night 2000 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Diane Sawyer 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Who Does She Think She Is? (03/24/01) 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Cokie Roberts 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Connie Chung 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Person of the Century: CBS News/Time 100 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Anchor

Intimate Portrait: Lesley Stahl 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

60 Minutes at 30 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

I Remember 1996 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The 19th Annual CableACE Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Frasier 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

1996 Democratic National Convention 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

1996 Republican National Convention 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Murphy Brown Special 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

60 Minutes... 25 Years 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

America Tonight 1983 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Actor

Face the Nation 1983 - 1991 (Tv Show)

Anchor

Moyers: The Public Mind 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Campaign '88: Election Night 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Campaign: The Prime-time President 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Presidential Inauguration 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Campaign '88: The Democratic Convention 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Campaign '88: The Republican Convention 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Catholics in America 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The In-the-Red Blues 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Campaign '86: Election Night 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Face of Terrorism 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Soviet Union: Seven Days in May 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Breaking the News (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Savvy political news reporter and moderator whose on-camera professionalism made her stand out in more than two decades of reporting for CBS News from the nation's capitol. As host for the network's premiere public affairs broadcast, "Face the Nation", her blonde, meticulously groomed good looks and "go for the jugular" questioning style made her one of television's more formidable interviewers and investigative journalists. Dedicated, persistent and tough are some of the adjectives used to describe Stahl's hard-hitting style.

Relationships

Bob Dole

Companion
dated briefly in the 1970s

Jeffrey Gordon

Husband
married in 1964 divorced

Aaron Latham

Husband
born c. 1943 eloped in 1977

Taylor Latham

Daughter
born c. 1977

Louis Stahl

Father
owned company Stahl Finish, which produced chemicals to treat and finish leather died on August 29, 1994 at age 80

Dolly Stahl

Mother
born c. 1918

Jeff Stahl

Brother
born c. 1943

Bob Woodward

Companion
dated briefly in the mid-1970s when both were covering Watergate

EDUCATION

attended graduate school studying zoology for one-and-one-half years before dropping out

Wheaton College

Norton , Massachusetts 1963
graduated cum laude

Milestones

1991

Named co-editor of "60 Minutes"

1979

Was CBS White House correspondent

1978

Named co-anchor, "CBS Morning News"

1974

Named CBS correspondent

1972

Joined CBS News as a Washington-based reporter

1970

Became on-air reporter at WHDH

1969

Returned to her native Massachusetts to work for CBS affiliate WHDH as a producer (date approximate)

1968

Joined NBC News as a writer-researcher for the Nixon-McGovern Presidential campaign

1964

Speech writer for New York Mayor John Lindsay

Moderated "Face the Nation with Leslie Stahl"

Served as CBS News national affairs correspondent

Raised in Swampscott, Massachusetts

CBS News national affairs correspondent

Again served as CBS White House correspondent

Bonus Trivia

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"Being hard on myself was quite deliberate. In my analysis of the presidents I covered, I did the good and bad. . . . If I was going to do that to them, I had to do that to myself." --Lesley Stahl about writing her memoirs, quoted in "Names & Faces" column of THE BOSTON GLOBE, January 20, 1999

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