Paula Reid Biography
Paula Reid is an American correspondent and attorney who is the CNN senior legal affairs correspondent. She joined CNN in March 2021 and previously worked at CBS News. She is based in Washington, D.C.
Paula Reid Education
After graduating from high school and earning her Diploma in General education, she had to further her education. She joined the College of William & Mary and in 2005, she earned her bachelor’s degree with a dual degree in psychology and English. In 2008, she graduated from Villanova University School of Law with a Juris Doctor. In addition to that, she passed the bar exams in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Reid also joined the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania and in 2016, she obtained a Master in Bioethics (MBE) .
Paula Reid Career
Reid is a journalist at CNN serving as a Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent. She moved to New York City in January 2010 where she was hired as an intern at CBS News in their Investigative Unit. Later that year in June 2010, she became a production secretary for CBS Evening News, a position she held for a year. In addition to that, she worked as a digital journalist based out of New York from 2011 to 2014.
In 2014, Reid moved to Washington, D.C. to work reporter for CBS News and cover the Justice Department. She covered the 2016 Hillary Clinton email controversy. During the Unite the Right rally which resulted in a state of emergency being declared by Governor Terry McAuliffe, she was one of the few reporters on the ground in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Reid led the CBS News coverage of the Special Counsel investigation of Robert Mueller. In 2017, she started filling in as a reporter at the White House. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated that Donald Trump could fire Mueller if he wanted to during one of the White House press briefings. She pressed Trump on his border policies in 2018. This involved pointing saying, contrary to what Trump claimed, the Trump administration’s family separation policy was different from that of previous administrations as the Trump policy prosecuted all individuals who arrived at the border.
CBS White House Correspondent
In April 2019, after two years of covering the beat, she was officially named the CBS News White House Correspondent. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she attended the daily Trump press briefings. In April 2020, she asked why Trump Administration had been so slow to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, she asked what meaningful preparation Trump had done during the month after bringing in his China travel ban. “But what did you do with that time? You didn’t use it to prepare hospitals, you didn’t use it to ramp up testing. Right now, nearly 20 million are unemployed, and tens of thousands of Americans are dead.”
President Trump complained about Reid’s tough questioning to the New York Post in May 2020, saying Reid was “Nothing like Donna Reed, I can tell you that.” Reid has worked on news broadcasts on CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, and Face the Nation.
After working at CBS News for quite some time, she left for CNN in March 2021. She joined the network as a senior legal affairs correspondent.
Paula Reid Age
Reid is 41 years old as of 2023. She was born on August 19, 1982, in Akron, Ohio, U.States. Reid celebrates her birthday on the 19th of August every year.
Paula Reid Height
Reid stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches.
Paula Reid Family
Reid was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, United States. She has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if she has any siblings.
Paula Reid Husband
Reid is married to Jason Kolsevich. The couple has a daughter, Jordan who was born on June 6th, 2022.
Paula Reid Net Worth
Reid has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned from her successful career as a correspondent and attorney.
Paula Reid Salary
Reid earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.