Jeffrey Toobin Profile
Jeffrey Toobin is an American Emmy award-winning lawyer, pundit, blogger, author, and legal analyst for CNN and The New Yorker. He also served as an associate counsel in the Department of Justice during the Iran–Contra affair and then moved from law into writing during the 1990s.
Jeffrey Toobin Education
He studied at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, a private preparatory school in New York City. Toobin then pursued undergraduate studies at Harvard College.
While in College, Toobin covered sports for The Harvard Crimson, where his column was titled “Inner Toobin.” He then graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History and Literature and was awarded a Truman Scholarship. In 1986, Toobin graduated from Harvard Law School magna cum laude with a J.D. While he was there, he had been an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Jeffrey Toobin Career
Toobin started working in 1993 at The New Yorker and became a television legal analyst for ABC in 1996. He has provided broadcast legal analysis on many high-profile cases. In 1994, he broke the story in The New Yorker that the O. J. Simpson legal team in his criminal trial planned to play “the race card” by accusing Mark Fuhrman of planting evidence.
Toobin provided analysis of Michael Jackson’s 2005 child molestation trial, the Starr investigation of President Clinton, and the O.J. Simpson civil case. In 2000, he received an Emmy Award for his coverage of the Elián González custody saga.
He joined CNN in 2002, where he is now a chief legal analyst. In 2003, Toobin secured the first interview with Martha Stewart about the insider trading charges against her.
Quick Facts About Toobin
|Age||61 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Jeffrey Toobin Age
Toobin is 61 years old as of 2021. He was born on May 21, 1960, in New York City, United States. He celebrates his birthday on the 21st of May every year.
Jeffrey Toobin Height
Toobin stands at a height of 6 feet (1.79 m) tall and weighs 79 kgs.
Jeffrey Toobin Family
He was born to a Jewish family in New York City. He is the son of Jerome Toobin, a news broadcasting producer, and Marlene Sanders who is a former ABC News and CBS News, correspondent. He has a brother who is known as Mark Toobin.
Jeffrey Toobin Wife
He is married to Amy Bennett McIntosh the two met while they worked at the Harvard Crimson together in college. Later in 1986 they tied the knot and during their wedding, Paul Attanasio was the best man, and Anne-Marie Slaughter was the matron of honor.
His wife Amy Bennett McIntosh is a 1980 Harvard graduate, holding an MBA from Harvard Business School, and has held executive positions at Verizon and Zagat Survey. Together the couple has been blessed with three children who they named Roderick Henry Greenfield, Ellen Toobin, Adam Toobin.
Jeffrey Toobin Author
Toobin has written a number of books, including one on the O.J. Simpson murder case, which was adapted as a series, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, and it aired in 2016 as the first season of FX American Crime Story. The series won numerous Emmy awards.
Jeffrey Toobin OJ Simpson
Toobin is the author of the book The Run of His Life: The People v OJ Simpson which is the limited series The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story was based. The book and show are accounts of the 1995 murder case that saw Simpson accused of killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. October 20, 2020. Simpson was acquitted in criminal court and found liable in a civil case and ordered to pay $33.5m to the victims’ families.
When OJ Simpson had the news of Toobin’s zoom video, he shared on social media stating that Pee-wee Herman was in an X-rated movie theatre.
Jeffrey Toobin The Nine
The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court is a non-fiction book published in 2007. The book is based on exclusive interviews with former law clerks and justices. He profiles the justices of the United States Supreme Court the functioning of that institution, and how the Supreme Court has changed over the year. In addition, the book spent four months on the New York Times bestseller list.
Jeffrey Toobin The Oath
The Oath was written by Toobin and published on September 18, 2012. The book talks of begins from the moment Chief Justice Roberts botched Barack Obama’s oath of office, the relationship between the Court and the White House has been a fraught one.
Grappling with issues as diverse as campaign finance, abortion, and the right to bear arms, the Roberts court has put itself squarely at the center of American political life. In the book, he portrays key personalities and cases showing how the President was fatally slow to realize the importance of the judicial branch to his agenda. The Oath is an important guide to understanding the Supreme Court of our interesting times.
Jeffrey Toobin Zoom Video
Toobin was caught on camera during a Zoom video call between New Yorker and WNYC radio staffers while he was masturbating on October 19, 2020. CNN stated that he has requested some time off as he was dealing with his personal issues.
Toobin stated that he has made an embarrassingly stupid mistake as he thought that he was off-camera and apologized to his wife, family, friends, and co-workers. He was widely ridiculed in the wake of the incident by Donald Trump Jr, Jimmy Fallon, and Saturday Night Live.
Those who defended his actions included the New Yorker editor Tina Brown, Malcolm Gladwell who is an author and journalist. Malcolm stated that he could not find any intellectual justification for what they were doing.
Jeffrey Toobin Leaves CNN
Toobin was fired from The New Yorker the next month after he was caught on a Zoom Video masturbating. The Condé Nast which is a parent organization had an internal investigation on the matter at hand. Toobin by New York Public Radio, which owns WNYC from its broadcasts and podcasts.
Jeffrey Toobin Back To CNN
Jeffrey returned to CNN on June 10, 2021, as its chief legal analyst after seven months of being fired from the New Yorker for exposing himself on a Zoom call with his colleagues. He stated that the time he spent off-air he used it to try and be a better person. During that time, he also worked on his upcoming book about the Oklahoma City bombing, did therapy, and worked at a food bank.
Jeffrey Toobin Books
- Opening Arguments: A Young Lawyer’s First Case, U.S. V. Oliver North – 1991
- Opening Arguments: A Young Lawyer’s First Case, United States V. Oliver North – 1991
- The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson – 1996
- A Vast Conspiracy: The Real Story of the Sex Scandal That Nearly Brought Down a President – 1999
- Too Close to Call: The Thirty-Six-Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election – 2001
- The Nine – 2007
- The Best American Crime Reporting – 2009
- The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court – 2012
- American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes, and Trial of Patty Hearst – 2016