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Also Known As: Lesley R Stahl Died:
Born: December 16, 1941 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Swampscott, Massachusetts, USA Profession: news anchor, news commentator, TV journalist, correspondent, editor, author

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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.

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.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Eagle Eye (2008)
4.
5.
 Intimate Portrait: Connie Chung (2000) Narration
6.
 Election Night 2000 (2000) Correspondent
7.
 Intimate Portrait: Lesley Stahl (1999) Interviewee
8.
 60 Minutes at 30 (1998)
10.
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised in Swampscott, Massachusetts
1964:
Speech writer for New York Mayor John Lindsay
1968:
Joined NBC News as a writer-researcher for the Nixon-McGovern Presidential campaign
1970:
Returned to her native Massachusetts to work for CBS affiliate WHDH as a producer (date approximate)
1971:
Became on-air reporter at WHDH
1972:
Joined CBS News as a Washington-based reporter
1974:
Named CBS correspondent
1978:
Named co-anchor, "CBS Morning News"
1979:
Was CBS White House correspondent
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Served as CBS News national affairs correspondent
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Moderated "Face the Nation with Leslie Stahl"
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CBS News national affairs correspondent
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Again served as CBS White House correspondent
1991:
Named co-editor of "60 Minutes"
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Education

Wheaton College: Norton , Massachusetts - 1963

Notes

"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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husband:
Jeffrey Gordon. Doctor. Married in 1964; divorced.
companion:
Bob Woodward. Reporter. Dated briefly in the mid-1970s when both were covering Watergate.
companion:
Bob Dole. Politician. Dated briefly in the 1970s.
husband:
Aaron Latham. Author, screenwriter. Born c. 1943; eloped in 1977.
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mother:
Dolly Stahl. Born c. 1918.
father:
Louis Stahl. Businessman. Owned company Stahl Finish, which produced chemicals to treat and finish leather died on August 29, 1994 at age 80.
brother:
Jeff Stahl. Real estate executive. Born c. 1943.
daughter:
Taylor Latham. Born c. 1977.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Reporting Live" Simon & Schuster

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