60 Minutes host Steve Kroft has himself become the lead story after admitting to a sordid affair with a woman by the name of Lisan Goines.

Kroft, 69, joined CBS News as a reporter in 1980 and is currently married to Jennet Conant. The couple has one son.

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The National Enquirer broke the story Monday that the anchor has been carrying on an extra-marital affair with a New York-based lawyer for three years. Kroft confirmed the report and provided the tabloid a statement Wednesday: “I had an extramarital affair that was a serious lapse of personal judgment and extremely hurtful to my wife and family, and for that I have nothing but regret. This was a personal failure, not a professional one, and had no impact whatsoever on my job as a journalist. My wife and I are committed to each other and are working hard to get past this, and consider it a private matter.” h/t thegrio

This season of 60 Minutes is Kroft’s 26th on the program.

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