Laura Jarrett is a highly revered American political reporter who currently works for CNN. Before joining CNN she practiced law but decided to switch careers in 2016.
Quick Facts and Information on Laura Jarrett
|Date of Birth||29 October 1983|
|Country||United States of America|
|Grandparents||Barbara Bowman, James E. Bowman|
|Net Worth||$1.5 million|
|Social Media||Twitter, Instagram, Facebook|
|Height||1.65m/5feet 5 inch|
|Weight||60 kg/ 132lbs|
|Education||Chicago High School
Harvard School Of Law
Laura Jarrett Professional Career
Jarrett’s career kicked off right after graduation, being admitted to practice law in both the state and federal court of Illinois. She also worked for the Honorable Ann C. Williams on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Jarrett used her law degree as a litigation attorney in Chicago, Illinois. While she was working in private practice, Jarrett used her time defending companies and individuals in government investigations brought by the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission. She mostly worked on representing sex trafficking victims.
In 2016, Jarrett decided to become a news reporter and now works with the international news network, CNN as a justice reporter for the network, covering various news and events of the US Justice Department, currently based in Washington D.C.
Laura Jarrett Husband, Children
Laura Jarrett is married to her college sweetheart, Tony Balkissoon, also a lawyer. The two tied the knot in 2012 in Kenwood, Chicago in a service attended by 280 people. Their wedding was attended by not only family and friends, but some of the most prominent names in politics and business including then-president Barack Obama, administration advisor Vernon Jordan and Attorney General Eric Holder.
Jarrett met her husband Tony in college during her time at Harvard Law, the son of Bas Balkissoon, a former Legislative Assembly of Ontario member. The couple has welcomed their first child, a son in mid-2019 and has named him James Anthony.
Their wedding caused a little bit of a scene, when former President Barack Obama along with his family, walked from their home in Kenwood straight to the venue of the wedding; causing the block to be shut down.
Laura Jarrett Net Worth/Salary 2021
Laura first started practicing law but eventually decided to make a U-turn and try herself as a reporter. Well, she’s made it and is now one of the most prominent faces of CNN, and her success and education have increased her wealth by a large exponent.
According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Laura Jarrett’s net worth is as high as $1.5 million, which is quite decent. Undoubtedly, Laura’s net worth will increase in the upcoming years, assuming that she successfully continues her profession.
Over the past few years, Laura has built a devoted fan base on social media platforms, especially Twitter. But she can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Her official Twitter page has close to 70,000 followers, with whom she shares her most recent career endeavors, and some of her own insights, ideas, and opinions on daily matters.
Further, Laura is also quite active on Instagram, on which she has also around 13,000 followers, while on Facebook, Laura is followed by just under 2,500 loyal fans.
Laura Jarrett Age, Birthday, Parents
Laura Jarrett, born on the 29th of October 1983, is 37 years of age. Jarret recently celebrated her 37th birthday with her husband and her son.
She joined CNN in the Washington D.C bureau headquarters and started reporting politics. Gradually her role at the station grew and she was made a correspondent in 2017. She has featured in “CCC Newsroom”(2017-2019), “New Day”(2017-2019) the “The Situation Room”(2018-2019), and “At This Hour”(2017-2019) among others
Jarrett comes from a very notable and political family, of European and African-American descent. Her mother Valerie Jarrett is a businesswoman and former politician, who served as a senior advisor to former US President Barack Obama.
Her father is William Jarrett is a doctor. She is the granddaughter of Vernon Jarrett, a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times. Unfortunately, Jarrett’s parents divorced when she was just three years old, having been married only since 1983.
In November 1993 Jarrett’s father passed away at the age of 40 when he was director of obstetrics and gynecology. Her mother, on the other hand, chose to remain single and didn’t marry again, dedicating her life to public service, and became known as one of the prominent persons on the team of the Obama Administration