In an exclusive interview with New York Daily News, Lara Logan speaks candidly about the sexual assault she endured in Egypt last winter, her recovery and how she is handling and covering stories now.

In an exclusive interview with New York Daily News, Lara Logan speaks candidly about the sexual assault she endured in Egypt last winter, her recovery and how she is handling and covering stories now.

“Goddamnit,” Logan told the Daily News, “I’m not going to give them everything.” She said she refuses to be defined by the attack.

Logan said in the wake of the assault, CBS allowed her to come back at her own pace, and that her job was a key part of overcoming the trauma. She does, however, give story ideas a different consideration than before.

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After Logan was attacked last year, Toronto Sun columnist Peter Worthington criticized her, questioning whether women journalists with small children at home should be covering violent stories. The column received heavy criticism, including an open letter from Wilf Dinnick, husband of The Globe and Mail foreign reporter Sonia Verma, and who has worked as a journalist overseas himself, who called Worthington's views “sexist” and “antiquated.”

In the most recent issue of the Ryerson Review of Journalism, Ruane Remy notes that female foreign correspondents face unique circumstances that includes both benefits and additional risks. She also notes, citing Logan and Verma, that they often do not receive proper training on how to deal with these risks, of which sexual assault is one of them. 

Read Logan’s entire exclusive interview here