Jean Casarez Profile
Jean Casarez is an American News Anchor/Reporter, Correspondent, and Lawyer working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. She joined the network in September 2013.
Jean Casarez Education
Casarez is a proud alumnus of the University of Southern California/Southwestern University School of Law. She graduated from the university with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Juris Doctorate in Political Science and Government/Law, respectively. During her stint at the university, she was part of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority.
While in law school, Casarez won 1st place in a statewide Moot Court competition and helped to prepare a Writ of Certiorari for the United States Supreme Court. She also clerked with the Nevada firm of Gallagher and Tratos while a law student.
Jean Casarez Career, Lawyer
Casarez serves at CNN as a correspondent based in the network’s New York bureau. She covers various stories, ranging from breaking news to investigations to legal and crime. In the year 2017, he covered the mass Las Vegas shooting live from the Vegas strip, with her overnight reporting. Also, she reported on New York’s Chelsea bombing case in the year 2016.
Casarez has been working as CNN’s correspondent for the arrest of Bill Cosby, the release of O.J. Simpson from prison, the Larry Nassar sexual assault case and sentencing hearing, the chemical water spill in West Virginia, and the trial and conviction for indecent sexual assault.
As a lawyer, Casarez found and followed the case of a man (James Duncan) who is serving a 7-decade prison sentence for he broke 13 bones of his infant son. The man proclaimed his innocence since the case began. Casarez did an in-depth report where he looked at the evidence by conducting interviews with the man himself in prison and key players on both sides.
Quick Facts About Jean Casarez
|Age||62 years as of 2022|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
The interviews became a prime-time documentary for CNN and the documentary was named “Broken Bones…Shattered Lives.” The court however made orders for James Duncan to have a hearing this fall for the determination of whether his verdict would be overturned based on new evidence that his son truly suffered from metabolic bone disease.
She has done other long-form work for CNN such as the case of Drew Peterson, the murder of Jon Benet, and the rise and fall of Bill Cosby, along with an upcoming documentary on the 40th anniversary of John Wayne Gacy’s (serial killer) arrest. Casarez has covered court proceedings that have involved Anna Nicole Smith in Florida and the Bahamas, where she covered the untimely death of Anna Nicole Smith’s International legal aspect.
She is a member of Nevada and Texas bars. Other than being a journalist, she is also a licensed attorney in the United States Southern District Court of Texas. Casarez has worked for KOLO-TV in Reno Nevada as a weekend anchor and reporter. Before that, she served as a producer of the newsmagazine show First Edition and worked for KENS-TV in San Antonio, Texas as a fill-in anchor as well as the City Hall reporter.
Casarez traveled to Lima Peru in the year 2011 for CNN, where she covered the Joran van der Sloot arrest in the murder of a Peruvian college student. She and her team obtained access to maximum security prison in Peru, Castro Castro, where they interviewed inmates and the Director of Prisons about the correctional system in Peru.
Jean Casarez Court TV
Before Casarez joined CNN, she worked for Turner Broadcasting’s network Court TV as a correspondent. He spent 6 years and 9 months at the station (January 2003 – September 2009). While there, she reported on high-profile legal proceedings across the nation such as Jon Benet Ramsey’s murder, the kidnapping trial of O.J. Simpson, and the sentencing verdict of Scott Peterson, just to name a few.
In the year 2009 when Court TV was now known as, In Session, Casarez was responsible for covering the high-profile trials of Conrad Murray, George Zimmerman, Jodi Arias, and Casey Anthony. Her face-to-face interview was with Don West for the CNN networks and the Zimmerman defense team of Mark O’Mara. He also had a face-to-face interview with Cheney Mason (attorney) on the eve of the death penalty trial of Casey Anthony.
Jean Casarez Age / How old is Jean Casarez?
Casarez is 62 years as of 2022. She was born on April 20, 1960, in Long Beach, California, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 20th of April every year.
Jean Casarez Height
How tall is Jean Casarez? Casarez stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m).
Jean Casarez Family
Casarez was raised in Long Beach, California. Information regarding Casarez’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Jean Casarez Husband/Children
Casarez is married to her lovely spouse, John Casarez. The couple lives happily in New York City. There is no information regarding the couple having any children.
Jean Casarez Salary
Being one of the top journalists for CNN, she earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Jean Casarez Net Worth
Casarez has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a News Anchor/Reporter and Correspondent.