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Laura Jarrett

Laura Jarrett Biography

Laura Jarrett is a media personality serving as a Co-anchor of “Early Start” on CNN at 5am ET. She joined the network in 2016 and previously, she was a correspondent based in Washington, D.C. covering the Justice Department and legal issues.

Laura Jarrett Age

She was born on October 29, 1983 in Chicago.

Laura Jarrett Height

Jarrett stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall.

Laura Jarrett Nationality

She is American by nationality.

Laura Jarrett Education

Jarrett completed her high school studies at Chicago Laboratory College in her hometown. She went on and enrolled at Harvard Law School where she graduated with a juris Doctor degree in 2010. While there, she worked for the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender as Articles Selection co-chair. She published her own articles on the intersection of gender, violence and the law.

Laura Jarrett Family

She is the daughter of Valerie June Jarrett and William Robert Jarrett. Her mother, Valerie served as the senior advisor to former U.S. President Barack Obama and assistant to the president for public engagement and intergovernmental affairs from 2009 to 2017. She also served as a co-chair of the Obama–Biden Transition Project.

Her father Robert on the other hand was a doctor and the son of Chicago Sun-Times reporter Vernon Jarrett. They got married in 1983 and separated in 1987 before divorcing in 1988. In November 1993, Robert died from heart attack at age 40. At the time of his death he was director of obstetrics and gynecology at Jackson Park Hospital.

Jarrett is an only child.

Laura Jarrett Husband

Jarrett married Tony Balkissoon in 2012 in a ceremony that took place at her maternal grandmother’s house in Chicago. The reception followed under a large white marquee tent in the backyard. In attendance were 280 guests including some of the most prominent people such as, Administration Advisor Vernon Jordan, Ariel Investments CEO John Rogers Jr., and Attorney General Eric Holder. The then-president Barack Obama also attended the ceremony with his wife Michelle.

Her husband Tony is the son of Bas Balkissoon, a former politician who served as a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. He is also a lawyer and he graduated from Harvard Law School with a distinction in 2010. The couple met in Harvard Law School where they were both studying. Their engagement took place at the Paris Club.



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Laura Jarrett Baby

She has a son, James Anthony Balkissoon, born on July 16, 2019. He was weighing 7 pounds 7 ounces when he was born.


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Laura Jarrett CNN

Jarrett joined CNN in 2016 and she is the anchor of “Early Start” with Christine Romans at 5am ET. Previously, she was a correspondent based in Washington, D.C. covering the Justice Department and legal issues. Since joining CNN she has covered many significant legal stories during the Trump administration, including the travel ban, migrant family separations at the southwest border, the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and high stakes battles between the Justice Department and Capitol Hill.

She had a lead role in delivering the breaking news of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment to oversee the Russia investigation in May 2017, as well as the conclusion of his work in March 2019. She also served as the lead reporter for CNN covering the Justice Department Inspector General’s report on the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information, and the corruption trial of Senator Bob Menendez.

Prior to CNN, Jarrett worked as an attorney in Chicago. In private practice, Jarrett focused on defending companies and individuals in government investigations brought by the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as complex commercial litigation. Jarrett also devoted significant 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 served as a law clerk for two federal judges, the Honorable Rebecca Pallmeyer on the Northern District of Illinois and later for the Honorable Ann C. Williams on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.

Laura Jarrett Salary

Her salary is under review.

Laura Jarrett Net Worth

Jarrett has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

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