’60 Minutes’ correspondent Lesley Stahl takes ill when she was hosting a NYC charity event

’60 Minutes’ correspondent Lesley Stahl takes ill when she was hosting a NYC charity event
  • The 60 Minutes correspondent, 76 Lesley Stahl had taken ill when she was hosting a charity event in NYC.
  • Radar Online was the first to catch this exclusive news.
  • They reported that Lesley was in the lobby of Cipriani Wall Street hosting a gala for The Posse Foundation.
  • She suddenly felt faint.

An eyewitness revealed:

“She was on the phone  with her doctor’s assistant saying she needed to see him as soon as possible because she unexpectedly collapsed, She kept apologizing to her friend [at the event].”

Source: Wikipedia (Lesley Stahl)

Lesley was immediately taken to the Mount Sinai Hospital where the doctors examined her and she was then advised to stay for a night in the emergency room for observation.

The discharge

CBS reported that the veteran journalist has been discharged the next day after an overnight stay. A CBS News spokesperson told US Weekly:

“Lesley Stahl was taken ill last night at a charity event she was hosting. After getting a clean bill of health at the hospital, she was sent home.”

Her recent revelation

Lesley had recently revealed that current US President Donald Trump had told her that he attacks the media in an attempt to “discredit” journalists. According to Lesley, this he had told her during the informal meeting in July 2016. In her words:

“He said, ‘You know why I do it? I do it to discredit you all and demean you all so when you write negative stories about me, no one will believe you,’” 

Source: Mother Jones (Lesley Stahl with Donald Trump)

She disclosed this when she was on stage at the Deadline Club Awards Dinner in NYC. She continued:

“He said that. So, put that in your head for a minute.”

Lesley was the first journalist to sit down with the President after he won the presidential election in November 2017.

Lesley and her career

Lesley had a fantastic career until now. She is currently the host of the show 60 Minutes on CBS. She has vast experience and is highly talented.

Lesley had graduated from Wheaton College with a major in History. She soon took to broadcasting on television. Her first break was with Boston’s original Channel 5 called WHDH-TV as a producer and on-air reporter.

In 1972, Lesley joined CBS. She became a correspondent after two years. She was too happy with this post. She later wrote:

“I was born on my 30th birthday, Everything up till then was prenatal.”

Source: NHPR (Lesley Stahl)

She says that she was hired due to the rule changes in CBS which now was demanding females and African ladies with any experience to take up their posts. A friend from New York had called her and informed her about this advertisement and post.

Lesley had covered Watergate. Talking about her experience, Lesley said:

“I found an apartment in the Watergate complex, moved all my stuff from Boston, and didn’t miss a day of work. … June 1972. Most of the reporters in our bureau were on the road, covering the presidential campaign. Thus, I was sent out to cover the arrest of some men who had broken into one of the buildings in the Watergate complex. That CBS let me, the newest hire, hold on to Watergate as an assignment was a measure of how unimportant the story seemed: … I was the only television reporter covering the early court appearances. When the five Watergate burglars asked for a bail reduction, I got my first scoop. Unlike my competitors, I was able to identify them. The next time the cameraman listened when I said, ‘Roll! That’s them!’ And so CBS was the only network to get pictures of the burglars. I was a hero at the bureau.”

She became the White House correspondent. She was the moderator of Face the Nation and also hosted 48 Hours Investigates. She covered several important events boldly.

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