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Paula Reid

Paula Reid is a senior legal affairs correspondent for CNN. Previously, she was a CBS News correspondent based in Washington, D.C., where she covered the Justice Department, the White House, and legal affairs.

Reid joined the Justice beat in Washington in 2014 and has reported on the White House and stories involving federal law enforcement. Reid has led the network's coverage of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and major developments related to the Mueller probe. 

Reid also contributed to the Network's coverage involving Hilary Clinton's email server, the civil rights investigations in Ferguson and Baltimore, the prosecution of drug kingpin "El Chapo," and the Trump administration's travel ban. She was also one of the only reporters on the ground in Charlottesville, Virginia, for the deadly white supremacists rally in August 2017. 

Her exchanges during White House briefings have made news, such as when the White House revealed that President Trump believes he can fire the Special Counsel and debunking the White House's claim that its "zero tolerance policy" is law.

Reid graduated from the College of William & Mary in 2005 where she double majored in psychology and English. Reid earned her JD from Villanova University School Law and went on to pass Bar Exams for both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In 2016, Reid also completed a Masters in Bioethics (MBE) from the University of Pennsylvania. She currently resides in Washington, D.C., with her husband.

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