LES TRENTSENIOR CORRESPONDENT
Les Trent is a New York-based senior correspondent. He joined CBS Television Distribution's INSIDE EDITION in the fall of 2000.
Trent provided INSIDE EDITION’s extended coverage of the tragic Valentine’s Day mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fl., including incredible interviews with survivors like Samantha Fuentes.
He was one of the handful of journalists traveling to Toronto, Canada aboard First Lady Melania Trump’s plane to cover the Invictus Games for wounded warriors.
Over the years, Trent has covered such high-profile stories as the Super Bowl, the Sandy Hook school shooting, the 9/11 attacks and the incredible story of Ted Williams, the homeless man with the Golden Voice, who went from the streets to a successful voiceover career. Trent has also provided INSIDE EDITION’s coverage of the Cannes Film Festival over the years.
Trent has been at the forefront of INSIDE EDITION’s coverage of such high-profile criminal cases as the Bill Cosby trial, the alleged fake attack on actor Jussie Smollett and the disturbing case of Michelle Carter, who was convicted of urging her boyfriend, through text messages, to take his life.
Trent has covered breaking and feature stories around the world for 20 years. He was on the presidential campaign trails in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016, interviewing the presidential candidates. Trent covered the Trump campaign from its inception until the inauguration. The New York Observer once praised Trent for his insightful and persistent questioning of then U.S. Sen. John Edwards.
Prior to joining INSIDE EDITION, Trent spent five years as an on-air correspondent for King World's “American Journal.” The Emmy-nominated Trent also served more than 10 years as a local reporter in San Francisco, C.A. and 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 Westfield, N.J.