Laura Jarrett Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Husband, CNN, Salary, and Net Worth

Laura Jarrett is an American News Anchor/Reporter and Lawyer working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. She joined the network in the year 2016.

Laura Jarrett Profile

Laura Jarrett is an American News Anchor/Reporter and Lawyer working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. She joined the network in the year 2016.

Laura Jarrett Education

Jarrett graduated from Chicago Laboratory College and then attended Harvard Law School where he obtained a Juris Doctor degree in the year 2010. During her stint there, she served as Articles Selection co-chair of the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, where she published her own articles on the intersection of gender and violence, as well as the law. After graduating from Harvard Law School, she got admission to practice law in federal and state courts in Illinois.

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Laura Jarrett Career, Political Affiliations

Jarrett serves at CNN as a co-anchor of “Early Start” alongside Christine Romans. The program airs every 5 a.m. ET each day. Previously, she served as a correspondent based in Washington DC, where she covered the Justice Department and legal issues. Over the years with CNN, Jarrett has reported on numerous major legal stories during the Donald Trump administration, such as high-stakes battles between Capitol Hill and the Justice Department; the travel ban; and the firing of Andrew McCabe (FBI Deputy Director) and Jeff Sessions (Attorney General).

From May 2017 to March 2019, Jarrett led the breaking news coverage of Robert Mueller’s (Special Counsel) appointment to oversee the Russia investigation. Also, she was serving as the lead reporter for the network reporting on the corruption trial of Bob Menendez (Senator), as well as the Justice Department Inspector General’s report on the investigation of the FBI into Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information.

Before she joined CNN, she was practicing law. She served as an attorney in Chicago. She concentrated on defending individuals and companies in government investigations brought by complex commercial litigation, as well as the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Justice Department. Jarrett also dedicated significant time to pro bono cases such as the representation of a sex trafficking victim who successfully used a new Illinois law to erase her past convictions.

Laura Jarrett Age / How old is Laura Jarrett?

Jarrett is 38 years old as of 2021. She was born on October 29, 1983, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 29th of October every year.

Quick Facts About Jarrett

Age38 years old as of 2021
SpouseTony Balkissoon
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million

Laura Jarrett Height

How tall is Laura Jarrett? Jarrett stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m).

Laura Jarrett Family

Jarrett was raised with her loving parents, Valerie Jarrett (mother) and William Robert Jarrett (father). Her parents married in the year 1983, separated in 1987, and divorced in the year 1988. Her mom got into a relationship with the Canadian politician, Bas Balkissoon, who now became Jarrett’s father-in-law. She does not have any siblings. 

Laura Jarrett Father

Jarrett’s father, William Robert Jarrett, was the son of Chicago Sun-Times reporter, Vernon Jarrett. He passed away on November 19, 1993, at the age of 40, as a result of a heart attack. At the time of his death was the director of gynecology and obstetrics at Jackson Park Hospital.

Laura Jarrett’s Mother

Jarrett’s mom, Valerie Jarrett (real name – Valerie June Bowman) is an American businesswoman and former government official. She is also a former senior advisor to President Barrack Obama. She has also served as an assistant to the president for public engagement and intergovernmental affairs, and as a co-chair of the Obama–Biden Transition Project. Valerie is 65 years old as of 2021 having been born on November 14, 1956, in Shiraz, Iran. Valerie was born to her loving parents, Barbara T. Bowman and James E. Bowman, who are now Laura’s grandparents. She is a proud graduate of Stanford University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), and the University of Michigan where she earned a Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.).

Laura Jarrett’s Husband

Jarrett is married to her lovely spouse, Tony Balkissoon. Tony is the son of a former politician, Bas Balkissoon, who served as a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Also, he is a lawyer by profession. Jarrett and Tony first met while both were students at Harvard Law School.  They had their engagement at the Paris Club. The date of the engagement is unknown.

Laura Jarrett Wedding

They tied the knot in the year 2012 in a wedding ceremony that took place at her maternal grandmother’s house in Chicago. The wedding reception was held under a large white marquee tent in the backyard. 280 guests attended the ceremony including some of the most prominent people like Barack Obama (the then-president) with his wife, Eric Holder (Attorney General), Vernon Jordan (Administration Advisor), and others.

Laura Jarrett Baby

Jarrett and her husband, Tony Balkissoon, take great pride in being mom and dad to their one son, James Anthony Balkissoon. He is 3 years old as of 2022 having been born on July 16, 2019. Tony weighed 7 pounds and 7 ounces at the time of his birth.

Laura Jarrett Salary

Being one of the top journalists for CNN, she earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Laura Jarrett’s Net Worth

Jarrett has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a News Anchor/Reporter.

Laura Jarrett CNN

At CNN Jarrett works alongside;

  1. Phil Mattingly
  2. Suzanne Malveaux
  3. Patrick Oppmann
  4. Ryan Nobles
  5. Paula Newton
  6. Chad Myers
  7. Jeanne Moos
  8. David McKenzie
  9. Oren Liebermann
  10. Alex Marquardt
  11. Miguel Marquez
  12. Athena Jones
  13. Kristen Holmes
  14. Paula Hancocks
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