About Lesley Stahl
Lesley Stahl, one of America’s most recognized and experienced broadcast journalists, has been a 60 Minutes correspondent since March 1991. The 2016-17 season marks her 26th on the broadcast.
Stahl’s 2013 series on Guantanamo Bay, in which she gained unprecedented access to its prison facilities was honored with an Edward R. Murrow award in 2014. In the same year, she won two Emmys, her 10th and 11th, one for the Guantanamo series and another for an eye-opening story about China’s huge real estate bubble. Among Stahl’s crowning achievements is the Life Time Achievement Emmy she was awarded in 2003 for excellence in reporting.
After four decades as a reporter, Stahl says the most vivid and transforming experience of her life was not covering the White House, interviewing heads of state, or any other of her stories at 60 Minutes. It was becoming a grandmother. Stahl’s Becoming Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting was released April 2016. The New York Times best-seller explores how grandparenting changes your life – for the better – with personal stories and interviews with famous and the not-so-famous grandmothers, as well as scientists and historians.