Lesley Stahl

United States

Lesley Stahl Bio

Who is Lesley Stahl

Lesley Stahl is an award-winning television journalist. She spent the majority of her career with CBS News, having been affiliated with that network since 1972; since 1991, she worked as a reporter for CBS' 60 Minutes.

Early Life (Childhood)

She belongs to the wealthy Jewish family. She is the daughter of Dorothy J. (née Tishler), and Louis E. Stahl, a food company executive. She graduated cum laude from Wheaton College and majored in history. Upon graduation, she started her career in journalism with Boston’s Channel 5, WHDH-TV in a dual role as an on-air reporter and producer.

Interesting Facts

She has written two books, the first of which Reporting Live, published in 1999. Her second book, Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting published in 2016. She has an estimated net worth of $20 million, while she collects $1.80 million salaries annually.

Personal Life

She married American journalist and author, Aaron Latham in 1977. They have one child, Taylor Stahl Latham. Currently, the couple resides in the New York City. In addition, she is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She also serves as the Board of Selectors of Jefferson Awards for Public Service.


She won several Emmy Awards for her work and contribution on Face the Nation and 60 Minutes. In addition, she is the winner of Fred Friendly First Amendment Award and the Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence in Television


Until now, she has not been the part of any kind of rumor or controversy.