Laura Jarrett Biography
Laura Jarrett is an American journalist and litigation attorney best known for being CNN’s political reporter famously known as the daughter of Valerie Jarrett. Valerie Jarrett is a former government official, who served as the senior advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama.
Laura Jarrett Age
Jarrett is 36 years old as of 2020. She was born Laura Allison Jarrett on October 29, 1983, in Chicago. She celebrates her birthday on October 29th every year and her zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Laura Jarrett Parents | Mother | Siblings
She was born and raised in an Afro-American family with considerable influence. Mother Valerie is a famous social figure who served as the Obama-Biden Transition Project’s co-chair. Similarly, her father, William, was a physician and the son of Vernon Jarrett, a Chicago Sun-Times reporter. In the year 1987, however, Laura’s parents divorced. Willian died of a heart attack a few years later, in 1993.
Laura Jarrett Education
Jarrett attended high school at her hometown’s Chicago Laboratory College. Later, for further study, she moved to Cambridge. She entered Harvard Law School and graduated in 2010 with a Juris Doctor degree. In law school, she was a brilliant student, recognized particularly for her original writings focused on gender, crime, and rights. In addition, she also worked for the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender as the technical editor and article editor.
Laura Jarrett Husband
Laura is married to lawyer Tony Balkissoon who she met at Harvard Law School. Tony is the son of former politician Bas Balkissoon who served as a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. The college sweethearts officially got married in 2012 in Kenwood, Chicago. Top government officials and politicians showed their presence at the wedding. Even the then-president Barack Obama attended the ceremony with wife Michelle to bless the couple.
Laura Jarrett Children
They are blessed with a baby boy on July 16, 2019. Her son James Anthony Balkissoon was 7 pounds, 7 ounces when he was born.
Laura Jarrett Height
She has an average height of 5 feet 5 inches with a bodyweight of 60 kg. Moreover, she has dark brown eyes and black hair. With body measurements 34-28-35, Laura has an attractive body suited to be a TV reporter.
Laura Jarrett Career
As soon as Laura graduated, she worked as a judicial clerk the District Judge for Northern Illinois, Distinguished Rebecca R. Pallmeyer. After that, she also got an opportunity to work for Honorable Ann C. Williams, the then United States Circuit Judge of U.S. Court Appeal for the Seventh Circuit. Later she started working as a litigation attorney. She worked for the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission, investigating cases of various companies and individuals.
However, in the year 2016, she decided to practice journalism as a long term profession. She also committed important time to pro bono cases, including the representation of a sex trafficking victim who successfully used a new Illinois law to expunge her past convictions.
She has also served as a law clerk for two federal judges of the Northern District of Illinois. Later she served as the Honorable Ann C. Williams on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. She has been working at CNN ever since as one of the finest political reporters.
Currently, she is the anchor of “Early Start” with Christine Romans.
Laura Jarrett Net Worth | Salary
To date, she has earned a net worth of 1 million USD. The 36 years old Journalist is more than just an ordinary reporter. She has served as a litigation attorney and even worked for several distinguished personalities.
Laura Jarrett Controversy
Jarrett together with her mother has been a part of the racist comments. Rosanne Barr several controversial tweets aiming at the Jarrett mother-daughter. He once even compared Valerie with an ape. However, the actor later apologized for the racist remarks.