The Virginia Star is a member of the Star News Network family of digital newspapers.

We feature articles reporting news, politics, and policy at the state level, primarily from Virginia. We round out our daily coverage with national stories and thoughtful commentary of interest to our readers.

Senior Management Team 


CEO & Editor-in-Chief
John Fredericks
[email protected]

Executive Editor
Christina Botteri
[email protected]


John Fredericks is the publisher and editor-in-chief of The Virginia Star. He is also a Trump 2020 delegate and the chairman of the Trump Virginia Delegation. In 2016, Fredericks served as Virginia Chairman of the Trump for President campaign and is currently an Advisory Board member of Trump/Pence 2020.

As a senior media executive with over 40 years experience, Fredericks has served as a major market newspaper publisher, advertising director, editor, editorial page editor, TV host, syndicated radio host, commentator and newspaper columnist. He has covered national news events that include government, business, economics, and politics.

Fredericks was the first media personality in America to endorse Donald J. Trump for President in June 2015 and correctly predict both his nomination and his general election victory. He was elected National Delegate to the 2016 Republican convention from Virginia’s 4th Congressional District.

John is also a White House Correspondent and Cable News Network Contributor.

Read more about John Fredericks at https://www.johnfredericksradio.com/about.

The Virginia Star is owned by John Fredericks and operated by Star News Digital Media.

Michael Patrick Leahy is the CEO and Editor-in-chief of Star News Digital Media, which owns and operates a family of state focused conservative news sites, including The Tennessee Star, The Ohio Star, The Michigan Star, The Minnesota Sun, The Virginia Star, The Georgia Star NewsThe Florida Capital Star, The Arizona Sun Times, and The Wisconsin Daily Star.

Christina Botteri is the CTO and Executive Editor of Star News Digital Media. She has more than two decades of experience working in communications, media and public relations, and social media for technology startups. She was active as an early organizer of the Tea Party movement in 2009 and 2010.

The senior management team of Star News Digital Media are the majority shareholders of the company.



State House Reporter
Eric Burk

Digital Editor
Zachery Schmidt



For advertising inquiries, please email John Fredericks at [email protected] or call 757-692-1710.




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The Tennessee Star Minnesota Sun
Battleground State News The Michigan Star
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The Virginia Star is owned by John Fredericks and operated by
Star News Digital Media, Inc.