Fast Facts

  • Graduated cum laude from Wheaton College in 1963 and pursued graduate studies in zoology at Columbia.
  • Got her big break in network television covering the Watergate scandal from its beginning as a rookie reporter for CBS.
  • Met her second husband, Aaron Latham, when both were covering Watergate.
  • Has interviewed world leaders and news makers including Boris Yeltsin, Margaret Thatcher and Yasir Arafat.
  • Served as moderator of the venerable CBS news program Face the Nation.
  • Has won numerous Emmys as well as other journalism awards, including the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award, the Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence in Television and the prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award.
  • Has served on the board of the New York City Ballet.


  • Jeffrey Stahl — Brother
  • Louis E. Stahl — Father
  • Aaron Latham — Husband
  • Jeffrey Gordon — Ex-husband
  • Dorothy Tishler — Mother
  • Taylor Latham — Daughter


  • Wheaton College, Norton, MA (1963); attended Columbia University, New York, NY

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  • Birth Name: Lesley Rene Stahl
  • Birth Place: Swampscott, MA
  • Profession: Broadcast journalist, Reporter, Anchor