Barbara Starr (Pentagon Reporter) Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Kids, CNN

Barbara Starr

Barbara Starr Biography

Barbara Starr is an American journalist serving as CNN’s Pentagon correspondent based in Washington, D.C. providing viewers with the latest national security news. She also appears regularly on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, New Day and other shows across the network regularly breaking big news and delivering exclusive coverage on the U.S. military and political situation on a global scale.

Barbara Starr Age

Starr was born on September 11, 1950 California, USA.

Barbara Starr Husband

Barbara has managed to keep her personal life private, there is no public information available about her marital status. There are some sources that allege she was married but got divorced. The name of her ex-husband is however unknown.

Barbara Starr Children

There is no available information on whether she has children or not.

Barbara Starr Height

She stands at a  height of 5 feet 10 inches tall.

Barbara Starr Education

Barbara attended California State University, Northridge graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism.

Barbara Starr Pentagon Reporter – Barbara Starr CNN

Barbara is a CNN veteran Pentagon correspondent, based in Washington, D.C.  She joined the network in 2011. As a Pentagon correspondent, she provides with the latest national security news from the Pentagon, working with her sources to report on the military campaigns against ISIS, investigations in terror attacks and military and intelligence operations. She also appears regularly on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, New Day and other shows across the network regularly breaking big news and delivering exclusive coverage on the U.S. military and political situation on a global scale.

Prior to joining CNN she worked at ABC News as a producer for the network’s news originating from the Pentagon, providing on- and off-air reporting on military and national security affairs. She also reported for Nightline, World News This Morning, World News Now, ABC Radio and ABCNews.com. While at ABC News, she won an Emmy Award as a location producer at NORAD/Cheyenne Mountain, covering the transition to the new millennium at Moscow rollover time.

She began her career as a correspondent for Business Week based in Washington, D.C.from 1979-1988. She served as energy correspondent, covering OPEC and other environmental and economic matters. She later joined Jane’s Defence Weekly, a London-based weekly newsmagazine where she was a correspondent based in Washington, D.C. for nine years. She covered all aspects of national security, the intelligence community, defense and military policy. During her tenure, she conducted numerous one-on-one interviews with current secretaries of defense and directors of central intelligence. She also traveled to the Balkans, the Persian Gulf and NATO headquarters in Brussels.

Throughout her career, she has made repeated trips to Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa and has reported twice from Syria. She has also profiled numerous wounded troops, the plight of homeless veterans and reported on the fallen regularly from Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery, the final resting place for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Since 2003 she has made repeated trips to Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa, where she has been embedded with U.S. troops. She traveled to Beirut, Lebanon in 2006 with U.S. Marines tasked with evacuating Americans during Israel’s war with Hezbollah.

She was awarded a Jefferson-Lincoln Award in 2014 by The Panetta Institute for Public Policy for her work in journalism.

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Barbara Starr Email

Barbara was one of the journalists whose email and phone records were secretly seized by the Justice Department amid a Trump administration push to discover who was providing classified information to journalists.

Barbara, unlike the others, was however not involved in reporting or investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia in the 2016 election.

In an article published on CNN’s website, she said the Trump administration secretly tried to gain access to tens of thousands of her 2017 work and personal emails and her work and personal phone records. She said she didn’t know what the government was looking for.

“Speaking for myself, I don’t know what the government was looking for when it snuck into my life. I am not the subject of an investigation and there is no suggestion of wrongdoing. But as a CNN journalist, myself and my newsroom clearly were being used as a tool by the Trump Justice Department. All of CNN is in this together. We have each other’s back, always.”

Barbara Starr Criticism

In July 2015, Starr received criticism from Kenyans through a Twitter hashtag that trended for several hours on the Internet when she called Kenya a “terror hotbed” as President Obama headed to the East African nation. She was referring to the security threat posed by Al-Shabaab militants operating from neighboring Somalia.

Barbara Starr Nomination

Starr was nominated at News and Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story-Long Form, MORE in the ‘The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer’ TV shows.

Barbara Starr Health

Barbara has no known illness as of 2022.

Barbara Starr CNN Salary

She earns an annual salary base salary of $105,000.

Barbara Starr Net worth

She has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

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