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Personal Information Summary
Name Laura Jarrett
Laura Jarrett Mother / Mom Valerie Jarrett
Age / How old / Birthday / Date of Birth / DOB Born on October 29, 1983. As of 2024, she is around 41 years old.
Wedding & Marriage / Husband / Engaged / Fiance / Partner Married. Check the full bio for relationship details.
Children / No. of Kids 2
Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race Mixed
Nationality American
Where did Laura Jarrett go to school? In her hometown, she attended the Chicago Laboratory School.
Wiki Biography / Profile Background

Introduction :

Laura Allison Jarrett is an American practicing litigation attorney and a Senior Legal Correspondent for NBCNews. Prior to that, she was a political reporter for CNN based mostly in Washington, DC. From January 2020 until 2022, Laura was the anchor of the show “Early Start” along with co-host Christine Romans.

Personal Life : Laura Jarrett Parents, Family and Marriage

  • Laura Jarrett was born in Chicago, Illinois, in 1983 to parents William and Valerie Jarrett (maiden name Valerie Bowman).
  • Her parents were well educated and encouraged her to follow in their footsteps with powerful work, and they have since been quoted in interviews as saying they hoped they would make their daughter proud.
  • Laura’s mother Valerie was born in Iran in 1956 but moved to Chicago as a child. Valerie is famous for having an impressive career in politics and for serving as a senior adviser to former U.S. President Barack Obama during both of his successful presidential terms. She was also a mentor to former First Lady, Michelle Obama.
  • Laura’s dad William Jarret was the son of Chicago reporter Vernon Jarret and worked as a director of obstetrics and gynecology.
  • Unfortunately, Laura was unlucky enough to lose her father (due to cardiac arrest) when she was only ten years old, in 1993. William himself was just 40.
  • Now living in Washington D.C., Laura married Canadian politician Tony Balkissoon on June 17, 2012. Her father-in-law is a renowned Ontario-based politician Bas Balkissoon. Ex-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder & Ex-President Barack Obama attended the wedding celebrations.
  • Laura got pregnant for the first time in 2019. Her D.C. colleagues threw Laura a surprise baby shower. The party was attended by popular political journalists like Dana Bash, Poppy Harlow and Wolf Blitzer.
  • In July 2019, Laura’s baby boy, her son James Anthony Balkissoon, was born. At the time of his birth, James weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces.
  • Three years later, in July 2022, her second child, daughter June Tahay was born.

Education : Qualifications, High School & College Info

  • Laura attended schools in Chicago and made her way through the American education system with great success, always having a knack for the more intellectual subjects.
  • After completing high school, Laura attended Amherst College, where she earned her B.A. degree in 2007. Later, she attended Harvard Law School, graduating in 2010 with a law degree.
  • While at law school, Laura was the new articles selection co-chair and article editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender. She even wrote some original articles on the subjects of gender, violence, and the law.

Career, Job, Salary and Net Worth :

  • Before she was admitted to both the State and Federal bar in Illinois, Laura worked as a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Rebecca Pallmeyer and later the Hon. Ann C Williams on the seventh circuit court of appeals.
  • While practicing law, she mostly works on litigation cases defending companies & individuals involved in government investigations but also devotes significant time to pro-bono cases.
  • One particular Laura handled was the representation of a sex-trafficking victim for whom she expunged her past convictions.
  • She continues to work as an Attorney in the private sector, being more selective in the cases she now represents.
  • Jarrett can also now be frequently seen on TV screens as a political reporter for CNN, based in their Washington D.C. bureau, a role she started in September 2016.
  • In January 2020, Laura became the co-host of the CNN show “Early Start”, after she replaced
    Dave Briggs.

Move from CNN to NBC :

  • In mid-2022, Laura announced that she is moving from CNN to NBC News, and will start covering the U.S. Department of Justice and Supreme Court coverage from veteran Pete Williams. She started in January 2023 as a senior legal correspondent reporting to Rich Greenberg, working alongside both NBC News’ Washington bureau and their investigative division.
  • She now appears on NBC’s main news programs and also reports for MSNBC, NBC News Now, and NBC News Digital.
  • Jarrett had been at CNN for 6 years, as a co-anchor on “Early Start” and also served as a legal analyst for various events.
  • She is the latest CNN personnel to join NBC News as parent company Warner Bros. Discovery is trying to cut costs.

Life Outside Work :

  • In her downtime, Laura is a keen reader, and during interviews, she has quoted her favorite books as To Kill a Mockingbird, Anna Karenina, In Cold Blood, The History of Sexuality, and Pretty One Day.
  • Despite traveling worldwide and throughout America, she still describes her favorite place as her hometown, Chicago, mainly in the summertime.
Body & Other Vital Info

Laura Jarrett Measurements :

  • Eye Color : Brown
  • Haircut / Hair Color : Black
  • How tall is Laura Jarrett Height : 5′5″
  • Feet / Legs / Boots / Shoe Size : 6
  • Laura Jarrett Pregnant? : Currently, she is not expecting a baby.

19 thoughts on “Laura Jarrett Age【 CNN Wikipedia Bio 】Father, Husband Wedding, Baby”

  1. Her mother was a part of the Obama crime organization. They shipped 150 billion dollars cash to Iran. Part of that money was laundered and sent back to the Obama regime.

  2. What an assset Laura will be to the Saturday morning NBC news! She gives honest clear consise reporting and I will enjoy watching the show.

  3. Just saw her 20 minutes ago on CNN. I have followed her career for several years now. I know her mom…she is a special and gray person: Like mom, like daughter. Wish nothing but the best for her and her family.

    1. I know I typed better grammar than that. I just saw her on MSNBC and her mom is a GREAT person. I have gray hair too!

  4. Hi Laura,

    I read the CNN article regarding the mishandled White House documents by Katelyn Polantz and yourself…it was quite informative. However, there was no mention of any possibility of the documents being shared with either Putin or Kim Jung Un. I do not want to suggest that the docs were or would be shared, but a lot of folks are aware of the questionable relationship between Putin and Kim Jung Un and the former real estate guy. It would be nice to know if that is being investigated. We know nothing will happen to him for simply removing the docs but it is what he did with them that would be most concerning. Just a thought, thanks.

  5. Ms. Jarrett,

    Very much enjoyed your reporting style. Clear and no middle of the road talk. Thanks and keep up the excellent reporting.

  6. Laura Jarrett is an excellent commentator. I watched her early this morning on CNN. This site has her listed as “white”. I beg to differ! I believe she is of mixed race heritage which is inclusive of an African lineage.

    It is okay to be recognized as something other than white. It is okay to be of African American decent, Native American, Latinex, and AAPI heritage.

    It is about the content of her character and her professional approach as a journalist.

    If you choose to list her ethnicity/origin/heritage/race, please do so accurately!

  7. Her comments on political issues are distinguished and with a high speed of articulation which leads the audience to deliberate the prospective professional development future as Attorney General. Wish her pro-bono career can help more people surpass the difficulty in life. She is so courageous and resolute to be the pride of her parents and family.

  8. Just saw interview of your mother with Christian! superb as always! Hope all goes well and see you in Paris soon;;;lots of love;;

  9. I am a Canadian senior citizen and have often admired Laura Jarrett and was delighted to hear that she is married to a fellow Canadian. Wish her all the best in her career.

  10. James Bridgeford, Sr.

    I am singularly impressed by her perspicacity, poise, and depth of current events. She is an asset to CNN.

  11. I saw Laura Jarreth on TV last evening. Her excellent grammar and articulation speaks well of her Midwest upbringing. I am a Family Physician with 54 years of experience. The manner of a woman’s smile and the precise shape of her eyes at this time tells me a lot about this gal. Never haven spoken to her and knowing nothing else about her (no I am not in love) I believe Laura is sincere, very intelligent, and I would totally trust her until proven otherwise.

    Keep up the honesty. It shows!

  12. I was fortunate to catch Laura Jarrett on a panel last evening on CNN. I found her input to be poignant and enlightening. This is clearly an example of the next generation of news commentators! I wish her continued success. I hope CNN finds a way to give her more airtime! I am a fan.

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