About 

  • Paula Reid joined CNN in 2021 as a Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent where she covers all major legal stories and works closely with the justice team.

    Previously, Reid worked as a CBS News correspondent based in Washington, DC, where she covered the Justice Department, the White House, and legal affairs. Reid led the network's coverage of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and all major developments related to the Mueller probe, as well as 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.

    Reid graduated from the College of William & Mary in 2005, where she double majored in psychology and English. She 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.