Joseph Burkett and Lara Logan are married, but they have something many couples don’t have – an open marriage. The couple lives in New York City, and in 2010 they discussed their unconventional marriage with Jeffery Toobin of the New Yorker magazine, saying we have an arrangement that works for us… [our] primary relationship is strong, and we make it work. In this article we will take a look at what Joseph Burkett does when he’s not taking care of the household or managing his wife’s career.
Lara Logan: What you didn’t know
Lara Logan and Joseph Burkett are one of the most famous couples in the world. They’ve been together for 13 years and have two kids together. But what people don’t know is that it was a long journey to find love. Here are 10 facts about Joseph Burkett that you probably didn’t know:
1. He used to be homeless and living on the streets when he met Lara at age 19 when she was in New York City on assignment for ABC News.
2. They were engaged after five weeks of dating, but she waited until they had been together for a year before they married on June 8th 2003 at St Stephen’s Church in San Antonio TX .
Who is Joe?
Joseph Burkett was born on December 8th 1966 in Derry, New Hampshire to a family of four children. He was the second-oldest son and oldest son to two parents who were high school teachers. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1989 with a degree in English and then moved to Boston where he worked as an editor at Houghton Mifflin publishing company. His love for writing led him back to college where he finished his Master’s degree from the University of California Berkeley.
In 2003 he met the woman who would become his wife, Lara Logan. Her career took her around the world for her work but eventually she settled down with Joe in Washington D.C., where they lived with their two sons and daughter. When Lara lost her battle with cancer Joseph knew he had to move on and start living again for his kids.
Joseph Burkett started The Logan Family Foundation after losing his wife, a part of which is dedicated to assisting families struggling financially due to cancer treatment. He also started Lara’s Big Ride which is an event that raises money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his three children doing what he can to keep them happy while keeping their mother alive through the good deeds they do together.
Career as a CIA agent
After graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in International Relations and Arabic in 1994, Joseph Burkett joined the CIA. He was assigned to the Counter-Terrorism Center and served as a Special Agent working on terrorist financing and terrorist travel. In 1997 he accepted an assignment to work at the CIA Headquarters in Langley where he was involved in a variety of assignments including working against terrorism globally and domestically.
Joseph retired from government service after 20 years with the CIA but continues his involvement with national security issues as Senior Vice President for Corporate Security for Control Risks – a London-based global business risk consultancy.
Lara Logan is one of the most respected journalists on TV. She just married Joseph Burkett and we have to say that he is a lucky man!
We could see how much they love each other when they were interviewed on 60 minutes right after their marriage. That night, she said: I don’t know what I did to deserve this guy. But we do know that he was very happy and even cried at the ceremony.
Joseph became a father at age 14 and has had an interesting life with various jobs from ice cream truck driver to accountant. He is fluent in French and loves poetry. We are certain that Joseph will be able to keep up with his wife in intelligence and spirit!
Becoming husband to respected reporter
In his free time Joe is an avid cyclist and spends as much time as he can with his children. He has two daughters from a previous marriage. He was also a competitive rower while in college at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His wife, Lara Logan is a correspondent for CBS News and 60 Minutes. She earned a Pulitzer Prize for her work reporting on the Arab Spring. She covered wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.
Influencing policy in Washington D.C.
Joseph found his niche in Washington D.C. as a lobbyist for one of the country’s largest defense contractors. He spends his days organizing and attending meetings on Capitol Hill to advocate for the company he works for and their interests in the military budgeting process. He has spent most of his career working with politicians so he knows what to say, how to say it, and when to say it.
His power is undeniable; however, he only takes those jobs that align with his values such as making sure America always maintains its superior global status. Recently, he was asked by some senators to come up with a plan that would balance reducing American troops abroad and keeping up our military superiority. The senator in charge of the meeting could see that Joseph was skilled and engaged because not many people know what they are talking about on these topics let alone having any solutions to propose.
Personal life and family man
Joseph Burkett was born in 1958 in New Orleans to a working-class family. He attended St. Augustine High School, where he excelled as an athlete and scholar; he also played rugby for the University of Texas at Austin. In 1990 he married journalist Lara Logan and fathered three children with her before she died from cancer in 2015. Mr. Burkett has since remarried and lives in Upstate New York with his new wife and two children. He is currently writing a book about his life with Lara Logan titled Lara & Me. In 2008 he donated $1 million to St. Augustine High School to support its first football stadium. The stadium was named after him in honor of this donation.
He also contributed money to Stanford University so that it could construct a women’s center on campus in 2009, which opened under the name Lara Logan Center for Women in 2013. He and his former wife are partners in EIDHR Foundation, established by David Hockney to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other infectious diseases around the world. They have traveled extensively together on behalf of this organization, including trips to Chad, Angola, Rwanda and Burma.