Barbara Starr is a renowned journalist, Emmy award winning producer, and former CNN Pentagon correspondent. Starr spent 21 years on CNN as Pentagon correspondent reporting from hotspots including Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, the Horn of Africa and the Chinese-North Korean border. Barbara Starr has become one of the most recognizable faces in conflict reporting. In addition to her work on foreign conflicts, Starr has reported extensively on fallen and wounded troops, as well as the plight of homeless veterans.

Starr worked for CNN from 2001 to 2022, and was a frequent regular on The Situation Room. Prior to CNN she worked for ABC News, where she won an Emmy for her work as a location producer. Starr has also served for several years on the Pentagon Press Association board advocating for greater press access to military operations.

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