Les Trent

Les Trent is an Emmy®-nominated, New York-based senior correspondent. He joined CBS Media Ventures' INSIDE EDITION in the fall of 2000.    

Trent is among the reporters providing INSIDE EDITION’s ongoing coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the tragic string of COVID-related deaths at a nursing home facility in Newton, New Jersey. Trent worked with the investigative unit to confront a man who placed an ad on Craigslist during the height of the pandemic in New York, offering free rent in exchange for sex. Trent was also in the heart of Manhattan, covering the massive protests over the police killing
of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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 Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby trials, 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, California and Buffalo, New York, 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, New Jersey.