President Barack Obama has reached out to CBS news correspondent Lara Logan who is currently recovering from a horrific sexual assault she endured while reporting during the riots in Egypt last week.
A White House official said President Obama has spoken with Lara in the wake of the network’s announcement that she was brutally attacked in Egypt, CBS reports.
While the details of the conversation were not disclosed, the president made sure to send his warmest wishes and thanks to the 39-year-old 60 Minutes correspondent.
Lara was beaten and sexually assaulted last Friday by a mob in Cairo amid the upheaval in the city following the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak.
She was released from the hospital yesterday and is recovering at home with her family.
Recent reports say the courageous reporter is eager to bet back to work and won’t let her horrific experience in Egypt destroy her.
She is among more than 140 journalists who have been attacked while covering the political chaos in Egypt, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
President Obama has helped in any way possible to bring reporters to safety.
During his interview with Bill O’Reilly on Super Bowl Sunday, the President discussed the issue with the Fox News anchor who thanked him for helping Fox correspondents Greg Palkot and Olaf Wiig who got roughed up in Cairo.
“Well, listen, those guys showed enormous courage, as so many journalists do around the world. And so, not only was it important for us to make sure they were safe for them and their families, but to uphold the basic principle of free speech and freedom of the press. That’s a universal value we cared about. And I know FOX cares about.”