Les Trent


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, to 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 Sandy Hook school shooting, 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 and feature stories around the world for 20 years. He was on the campaign trails in 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.   

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" The Emmy-nominated Trent also served more than 10 years as a local reporter in San Francisco, California, 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 Newark, New Jersey.