Jean Casarez Biography
Jean Casarez also known as Jean Ann LeGrand-Casarez is a media personality serving as a CNN correspondent based in the network’s New York bureau. She is also a lawyer and a news correspondent for HLN. Previously, she worked as a correspondent for Court TV.
Jean Casarez Age
Casarez was born on April 20, 1960, in Long Beach, California, United States.
Jean Casarez Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches tall.
Jean Casarez Nationality
She is an American national.
Jean Casarez Education
Casarez graduated with a BA. from the University of Southern California. She later joined Southern University School of Law in Los Angeles where she received her Juris Doctor degree. While in law school, she won first place in a statewide Moot Court competition and assisted in preparing a Writ of Certiorari for the United States Supreme Court. She also clerked with the Nevada firm of Gallagher and Tratos while a law student.
Jean Casarez Parents
The names of her parents are unknown though they are both from Mexico. She has often posted her parents on her social media page
— Jean Casarez (@JeanCasarezCNN) December 25, 2017
Casarez also took to her social media page to announce the demise of her mother. Her mother passed on on October 16, 2019.
I have lost my best friend…my mother. She was an extraordinary person and has always been my role model in every way. She led her life with rock solid values, strength and compassion. I love you forever mother. pic.twitter.com/G2xHqWgQzj
— Jean Casarez (@JeanCasarezCNN) October 16, 2019
Jean Casarez Siblings
There is no information about her siblings.
Jean Casarez Husband
She is married to John Casarez. Though the couple seems to be enjoying a private life away from the public, Casarez posted a picture of her and her husband during their anniversary on her social media page.
Celebrating our Anniversary!! pic.twitter.com/Kbtsi9fn52
— Jean Casarez (@JeanCasarezCNN) June 20, 2014
Jean Casarez Kids
When it comes to her personal life she has been very secretive. Due to this reason, it is not clear whether she has kids or not.
Jean Casarez CNN
Casarez is a CNN correspondent based in the network’s New York bureau. She covers a wide variety of stories for the network including legal and crime, investigation, and breaking news.
She has reported stories such as 2017’s mass Las Vegas shooting, New York’s 2016 Chelsea bombing case, and has also been the network’s correspondent for the Larry Nassar sexual assault case and sentencing hearing, Bill Cosby’s arrest, trial, and conviction for indecent sexual assault, West Virginia’s chemical water spill, O.J. Simpson’s release from prison and the criminal case against Harvey Weinstein.
Casarez found and pursued the case of James Duncan who is in the midst of a 70-year prison sentence for breaking 13 bones of his infant son. She took an in-depth look at the evidence getting interviews with Duncan himself in prison and key players on both sides. Those interviews became a prime-time documentary for CNN “Broken Bones…Shattered Lives.”
She also covered court proceedings involving Anna Nicole Smith in Florida and the Bahamas covering the International legal aspect of Smith’s untimely death.
When Court TV became known as In Session in 2009 she covered the high-profile trials of George Zimmerman, Casey Anthony, Conrad Murray, and Jodi Arias. Casarez got the first sit-down interview with the Zimmerman defense team of Mark O’Mara and Don West for the CNN networks. Additionally, she sat down on the eve of Casey Anthony’s death penalty trial with her attorney Cheney Mason for an in-depth look at the challenge before him.
Previously, she was a correspondent for Turner Broadcasting’s network Court TV. She joined the network in 2003. In her role, she covered high-profile legal proceedings around the country including O.J. Simpson’s kidnapping trial, the civil rights trial of Edgar Ray Killen, Kobe Bryant, the murder of Jon Benet Ramsey, Scott Peterson’s sentencing verdict, and the criminal trial of Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper Brian David Mitchell.
Casarez is a member of the Nevada and Texas bars and is also a licensed attorney in the U.S. Southern District Court of Texas.
Before working at the network level, she was the weekend anchor and reporter for KOLO-TV in Reno Nevada. Prior to that, she produced the news magazine show First Edition and served as the City Hall reporter and fill-in anchor at KENS-TV in San Antonio, Texas.
Jean Casarez Songs
Apart from her work as a journalist, Casarez has recorded six albums of Tejano music in Spanish for the International divisions of CBS and Capitol EMI Records. She is using the name, Jean LeGrand and her songs include;
- Tirano (CBS International, 1987)
- Jean Le Grand (EMI Latin, 1990)
- It Takes 2 Duets (EMI Latin, 1991)
- Enamorada (EMI Latin, 1992)
- Todo Para Ti (EMI Latin, 1994)
Jean Casarez Eyes
Her eyes are blue in color.
Jean Casarez Salary
Her salary is estimated to be $113,000 annually.
Jean Casarez Net Worth
Her net worth is estimated to be $2 million.
Jean Casarez Instagram
She does not have an Instagram account.