Lara Logan Has Two Small Children At Home. Is She Brave Or Irresponsible For Putting Herself In This Kind Of Danger?

Thu, February 17, 2011 3:45pm EDT by 22 Comments

Courtesy of CBS

Do you think it’s OK for a mom to take these kinds of risks? We want to know what you think—please comment or vote

CBS News has revealed that their reporter Lara Logan, 39, suffered “a brutal and sustained sexual assault” in Egypt this week while covering the resignation of Hosni Mubarak. Her bio says she is the mother of two small children. So, do you think she’s brave, or irresponsible for putting herself in such a dangerous situation when she has two little kids waiting for her to come home?

Lara is married to U.S. Federal Government defensive contractor Joseph Burkett, and they have a two-year-old son, Joseph together. They also have a daughter from her husband’s previous marriage.

Lara recently said in an interview, “Basically it is in my blood to be there and be in the street to listen to people and make the best story I can. But at the same time, I am also aware that I can put my family in a very difficult situation.”

It’s great that Lara is so passionate about her job and that she loves what she does for a living. And it’s so awful what happened to her in Egypt—there’s no excuse for that kind of violence. But did your feelings about putting yourself in danger change when you had kids? Some people start wearing a seatbelt after they become a parent. Or do you continue to undertake all your professional responsibilities — despite the risks — after all there is a risk in everything in life? Tell us your thoughts.

—Katie Dunn