Laura Jarrett Bio
Laura Jarrett is an American attorney and a CNN journalist. She was motivated by her mother’s career to follow in her footsteps.
Laura Jarrett Age and Birthday
Jarrett was born on October 29, 1983, in Washington D.C, United States. The journalist is 38 years old as of 2021. Therefore, she celebrates her birthday on October 29 every year.
Laura Jarrett Height
Jarrett is a woman of average stature. She stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (approximately 1.6m)
Laura Jarrett Family
Jarrett was brought up in Washington D.C. by her father William and mother Valerie. Her mother, Valerie, is a successful and renowned businesswoman, and also a former government official. On a sad note, her dad died in the year 1993, when she was only 10 years old.
Laura Jarrett Husband
Jarrett is happily married to a Canadian politician commonly known as Tony Balkissoon. They tied the knot in 2012 in Kenwood, Chicago. The two became friends while at Harvard Law School and started dating.
Laura Jarrett Children
Jarrett has a son by the name of James Anthony Balkissoon. Her son, James, celebrated his first birthday on 14th July 2020.
Laura Jarrett Education and Career
Jarrett is a graduate of Harvard Law School class of 2010. While there, she was the Articles co-chair for the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender. Herein, she managed to publish one article on gender violence and the law.
The journalist joined CNN in 2016 and co-anchors the ‘Early Start” with Christine Romans. Prior to this, she was a correspondent based in Washington D.C. She used to cover Justice Department as well as legal issues. At CNN, she has covered significant legal stories during the Trump Administration. She covered the travel ban, the migrant family separations along the southwest border, the firing of Jeff Sessions (former Attorney General) and Andrew McCabe (FBI Deputy Director) Laura used to work as an attorney in Chicago before joining CNN.
Laura led CNN team in covering the inspector General’s report on the investigation by the FBI about Hillary Clinton. She has also covered the battles between the Justice Department and Capitol Hill. In addition, the journalist, reported on the breaking news when Robert Muller (Special Counsel) was appointed to oversee the Russia investigation in May 2017. And also, the conclusion of his work in March 2019. She has also covered the corruption trial of Bob Menendez (Senator).
Laura Jarrett Salary and Net Worth
Jarrett earns her income from her role as an attorney and anchor. Her average salary is $132,897 per year.
Her estimated net worth is $1.6 million.