Les Trent is a New York-based senior correspondent. He joined CBS Television Distribution's Inside Edition in the fall of 2000.
Trent was one of the first journalists to bring the incredible story of Ted Williams, the homeless man with the Golden Voice who captured America’s attention. He also reported the disturbing story of Jodi Barrus, the Iowa High School teacher wrongfully accused and acquitted of having sex with one of her students.
Trent has covered such high-profile stories as the Super Bowl, the 9-11 attacks and the heartbreaking aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He was one of the first journalists to report from inside St. Rita’s Nursing Home, where 34 elderly residents perished after being left behind during the height of the storm.
Trent has covered breaking stories around the world for more than a decade. He was on the 2004 and 2008 campaign trails interviewing the presidential candidates. The New York Observer praised Trent for his insightful and persistent questioning of then U.S. Sen. John Edwards and declared that Trent “stole the show” at the presidential hopeful's Manhattan press conference.
Trent has provided Inside Edition's coverage of the Cannes Film Festival over the years, and he traveled to Rome for a Vatican screening of the CBS miniseries on the life of the late Pope John Paul II, scoring an interview with actor Jon Voight about his starring role as the late pontiff.
Prior to joining Inside Edition, Trent spent five years as an on-air correspondent for King World's “American Journal.” He also served more than 10 years as a local reporter in San Francisco. He started his career in Buffalo, N.Y., where he has been inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Trent is a graduate of Seneca College in Toronto, Canada, and resides in Newark, N.J.