It's not in Lara Logan's nature to fret about the future. Still, over lunch at Georgetown's Four Seasons Hotel, the 37-year-old reporter with starlet looks seems uneasy as she considers what, exactly, her impending life changes portend. Four months pregnant, the newly appointed chief foreign affairs correspondent for CBS News has just been relocated from Iraq to Washington, D.C., to increase her presence on the evening news. But after seven years in Iraq and Afghanistan, giving up the daily tumult of war zone reporting may prove the hardest adjustment.
Then again, ditching the Kevlar vest offers other wardrobe possibilities. Wearing an unabashedly feminine -- and sheer -- blouse and a black pencil skirt, Logan glances up from her menu and, in a softened South African accent, says, "I break out into hives at the thought of the word settling. I'm not a person who makes plans in advance for anything."
That would also seem to hold true for her love life, which exploded onto tabloid pages this summer with the revelation of her affair with a married U.S. contractor (the father-to-be of her child). Though both were separated from their spouses, Logan was tagged with home-wrecker allegations.
"Can't talk about him," she says, waving her hands when I raise the issue. "Lots of reasons, not the least of which is my poor ex-husband, who's been through enough."