updated 02/16/2011 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 02/16/2011 AT 10:20 AM ET
Anderson Cooper, who escaped serious injury while he was covering the unrest in Egypt, has reached out to 60 Minutes reporter Lara Logan, who on Feb. 11, it was announced Tuesday, was brutally assaulted by a mob of men in Tahrir Square while she was carrying out her job.
“Sickened and saddened by the attack on Lara Logan,” the CNN anchor, 43, Tweeted. “She is in all of our thoughts and prayers.
Logan, 39, a native of South Africa, has covered battlefields for nearly 20 years. During the Feb. 11 incident, she was separated from her crew and was eventually rescued by a group of women and an estimated 20 Egyptian soldiers, according to a CBS statement.