CNN’s Barbara Starr Receives Standing Ovation At Final Defense Department Press Briefing

CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr Leaving After 21 Years

CNN’s Starr An Unlikely Target In DOJ Probe

Regular CNN viewers know Barbara Starr as the network’s veteran Pentagon reporter, a straight-shooting correspondent who delivers periodic news reports on topics like NATO, counterterrorism efforts, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. So it was striking when Starr was revealed last month as 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.

Trump Justice Department Seized CNN Reporter’s Phone Records

“CNN strongly condemns the secret collection of any aspect of a journalist’s correspondence, which is clearly protected by the First Amendment,” CNN President Jeff Zucker said in a statement published by the network. “We are asking for an immediate meeting with the Justice Department for an explanation.”