Laura Jarrett NBC, CNN, Bio, Wiki, Age, Father, Parents, Husband, Wedding, Education, Salary, and Net Worth

Laura Jarrett Bio | Wiki

Laura Jarrett is an American attorney and journalist currently working as a co-anchor of TODAY show alongside Peter Alexander since September 2023. She joined the station in January 2023 as a senior legal correspondent. Formerly, she was part and parcel of the CNN news team. Laura co-hosted the “Early Start” show with Christine Romans at 5 am ET.  She is a toddler wrangler, lawyer, and footnote reader. Laura was motivated by her mother’s career and made a decision to follow in her footsteps.

On her free time, she enjoys reading books such as “In Cold Blood”, “The History of Sexuality”, “Anna Karenina” “To Kill a Mockingbird”, and “Pretty One Day” which she doesn’t find enough time for. She also likes traveling all around the world. Laura is a big lover of animals and always visits movie shops because she enjoys watching movies such as “One Day” as well as the “Harry Potter”.

Laura opened her Twitter account in November 2011. Since then, she has gathered almost 70,500 followers. Laura has tweeted more than 3,200 times. Additionally, her Instagram account has attracted more than 10,000 followers, while her Facebook page has more than 2,500 fans.

Laura Jarrett Age | Cnn Age

She was born on October 29, 1983, in Washington DC, United States. Laura is 40 years old.


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Laura Jarrett Measurements | Height

She is a woman of average stature. Laura stands at a height of 5 ft 4 in ( approx. 1.6m ).

Laura Jarrett Parents

She was brought up in Washington DC by her father William and mother Valerie Jarrett who is a successful and somewhat renowned businesswoman and a former government official. Laura’s parents married in 1983, separated in 1987, before settling their divorce in 1988. Furthermore, her parents grew up together and they were childhood friends.

Laura Jarrett Father

On a sad note, her father William Robert Jarrett died in 1993 when Laura was only 10 years old at the age of 40 years after suffering from a cardiac arrest.

Laura Jarrett Pregnant

She became pregnant in 2019 with her first baby. Her colleagues in Washington, DC, gave Laura a surprise baby shower. The party was attended by political correspondents such as Dana Bash and Newsroom anchor Poppy Harlow and Wolf Blitzer. She was also pregnant with her second baby in 2022.

Laura Jarrett Baby

Her baby boy is called James Anthony Balkissoon and was born in 2019. At birth, James was  7 pounds, 7 ounces. He celebrated his first birthday on  July 14, 2020. Laura and her husband Tony Balkissoon welcomed their second baby, a daughter, June, born on July 17, 2022, weighing 6lbs and 9oz.

Laura Jarrett Husband

She is happily married to a Canadian politician called Tony Balkissoon. The couple tied the knot in 2012 in Kenwood, Chicago. The two lovebirds became friends while at Harvard Law School. They started dating and later made a decision to marry each other. They are proud parents of James and June.

Laura Jarrett Wedding

Her wedding took place in Kenwood, Chicago in 2012. The wedding was attended by prominent political leaders such as former US attorney general Eric Holder and then U.S President Barack Obama.

Laura Jarrett Education

She is a graduate of the Harvard Law School class of 2010. While there, Laura was the Articles co-chair for the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender. She managed to publish one article on gender, violence, and the law.

Laura Jarrett NBC

As of September 2023, Laura was working as the co-host of TODAY Show along with Peter Alexander. However, she joined NBC in early 2023 as a senior legal correspondent. Prior to joining NBC, Laura was working for CNN as a co-anchor of Early Start.

Some of Laura’s colleagues at NBC include:

John Torres – Medical Correspondent.

Liz McLaughlin – Correspondent.

Kathy Park – Weekend evening anchor.

Krystal Klei – Meteorologist.

Geoff Bennett – White House Correspondent.

Deborah Norville – Anchor.

Morgan Radford – Correspondent.

Al Roker – Weather forecaster.

Laura Jarrett Cnn

She joined CNN  in 2016 and co-anchored the  “Early Start” CNN show with Christine Romans. Prior to this, Laura worked as a correspondent based in Washington, D.C. She used to cover the Justice Department as well as legal issues. While at CNN, Laura covered a lot of significant legal stories mostly during the Trump administration. Laura covered the migrant family separations along the southwest border, the travel ban, and the firing of  Jeff Sessions ( former Attorney General) and Andrew McCabe (FBI Deputy Director ).

Laura also covered the battles between the Justice Department and Capitol Hill. She reported on the breaking news when Robert Mueller ( Special Counsel) was appointed to oversee the Russia investigation in May 2017, and the conclusion of his work in March 2019. Laura also covered the corruption trial of  Bob Menendez ( Senator). She led CNN team in covering the Inspector General’s report on the investigation by the FBI about  Hillary Clinton. Before joining  CNN, Laura used to work as an attorney in Chicago.

Laura’s previous colleagues at CNN include:

Sanjay Guptachief medical correspondent.

Ana Cabreraanchor.

Julia Chatterleyanchor.

Laura Coatesanchor.

Alisyn Camerotapolitical commentator.

Jean Casarezcorrespondent.

Rachel Craneanchor.

Laura Jarrett Nationality

She was born and brought up in Washington, D.C., in the U.S. Therefore, Laura is an American National by birth.

Laura Jarrett Cnn Ethnicity

Laura’s mother is of African-American and European( French and Scottish ancestry) descent while her father was raised in a family of African-American descent. Therefore, Laura is of African-American and European ethnicity.

Laura Jarrett Salary

She works for NBC as a co-anchor and senior legal correspondent. Laura’s salary is $120,897 per year.

Laura Jarrett Net Worth

Working as an attorney and at the same time a TV personality, she has accumulated a decent fortune over the years with no doubt whatsoever. Laura’s net worth is $2.5 million.

Is Laura Jarrett Related To Valerie Jarrett

Yes. the two are related since Valerie Jarrett is the mother to Laura Jarrett. Laura is an attorney as well as a reporter for CNN while Valerie is a former government adviser.

Is Laura Jarrett Married

Yes. She is happily married to a Canadian politician called Tony Balkissoon.

Who Is Laura Jarrett’s Mother

Her mother is Valerie Jarret who is a successful and somewhat renowned businesswoman and a former government official.

Who Is Laura Jarrett Father

Her father is William Robert Jarrett who passed away on November 19, 1993, when she was 10 years old at the age of 40 years. At the time of his death, he was working at Jackson Park Hospital as the director of obstetrics and gynecology.

How Old Is Laura Jarrett

Laura is 40 years old. She was born on October 29, 1983, in in Washington DC, in the USA.

Laura’s Social Media Handle

Instagram: laurajarrett

Twitter: @LauraAJarrett