• Laura Jarrett is an American political reporter who currently works for CNN as a reporter and correspondent.
• She was born in 1983 in Chicago, Illinois USA, the daughter of William Jarrett and his wife Valerie, who was a senior advisor to former President of the USA, Barack Obama.
• Laura began her law career and later switched to television in 2016 when she joined CNN.
• Her net worth is estimated at $1 million, and she is married to Tony Balkissoon, with whom she has a son named James Anthony.
• Laura stands at 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and weighs approximately 132lbs (60kgs).

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FactSenior advisor to President Barack Obama since 2009.

Who is Laura Jarrett?

Laura Jarrett is an American political reporter who currently works for CNN as a reporter and correspondent. Before joining CNN she practiced law, but decided to switch careers in 2016.

So, do you want to find out more about Laura Jarrett, from her childhood years to most recent career endeavors, including her personal life as well? If yes, then stay with us for the length of the article, as we introduce you to this prominent political reporter and correspondent.

Laura Jarrett Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Laura Jarrett was born in 1983 in Chicago, Illinois USA, the daughter of William Jarrett and his wife Valerie, who was a senior advisor to former President of the USA, Barack Obama. Her paternal grandfather was Chicago Sun-Times columnist Vernon Jarrett. In regards to her education, Laura attended Chicago High School, and after matriculation enrolled at the Harvard Law School from where she graduated with a degree in Law in 2010. During her studies, she was the chief editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender.

Career Beginnings

Laura started her law career by working as a law clerk for Honorable Rebecca Pallymer, and after some time changed to work as a judicial law clerk for Honorable Ann C. Williams, who officiated the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal. As her experience increased, she passed the state bar began managing cases on her own, and worked on defending companies and individuals against the government. Furthermore, she had one case of a sex-trafficking victim.

However, after several years of practicing law, Laura decided it was a time to change her career, and ventured into television. In 2016, she officially became a part of CNN.

Rise to Prominence

She joined CNN in the Washington D.C. bureau headquarters, and started reporting politics. Gradually her role at the station grew, and she was made correspondent in 2017. One of her first contributions in her new role was in the show “The Lead with Jake Tapper”, and since then she’s appeared in other shows, which have contributed to her popularity and wealth.

She has featured in “CNN Newsroom” (2017-2019), “New Day” (2017-2019), then “The Situation Room” (2018-2019), and “At This Hour” (2017-2019), among others.

Laura Jarrett Net Worth

Laura first started practicing law but eventually decided to make a U-turn and try herself as a reporter. Well, she’s made it and is now one of the most prominent faces of CNN, and her success has increased her wealth to a large degree. So, have you ever wondered how rich Laura Jarrett is, as of mid- 2019?

Laura Jarrett

According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Jarrett’s net worth is as high as $1 million, which is quite decent, don’t you agree? Undoubtedly, Laura’s net worth will increase in the upcoming years, assuming that she successfully continues her career.

Laura Jarrett Personal Life, Dating, Husband, Children

What do you know about the personal life of this prominent political reporter and correspondent? Well, Laura isn’t one of those celebrities that tend to share all the information about their personal life, but still we’ve managed to discover some interesting facts about Laura Jarrett.

Laura is a married woman, and her husband is Tony Balkissoon, who is the son of former Canadian politician Bas Balkissoon. The two married in 2012 in Kenwood, Chicago, in a large ceremony with such government people and politicians as Eric Holder, the then-President Barrack Obama, and others. The couple has welcomed their first child, a son in mid-2019, and have named him James Anthony.

Laura Jarrett Internet Fame

Over the years, Laura has built an avid fan base on social media platforms, especially Twitter, but can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Her official Twitter page has close to 60,000 followers, with whom she has shared her most recent career endeavors, and some of her own insights, ideas, and opinions on daily matters. She is also quite active on Instagram, on which she has also around 10,000 followers, while on Facebook, Laura is followed by just under 2,000 loyal fans.

So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent reporter, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to her official pages and see what she is up to next, both personally and professionally.

Laura Jarrett Height, Weight, Body Measurements and Appearance

Do you know how tall Laura Jarrett is and how much she weighs? Well, Laura is no model but is quite close to it as she stands at 5ft 5ins, which is equal to 1.65m, while she weighs approximately 132lbs or 60kgs, and her vital statistics are 34-28-35 inches; Laura has black hair and dark brown eyes.


1Senior advisor to President Barack Obama since 2009.



The Good Wife2014TV SeriesValerie Jarrett


The Daily Show2017TV SeriesHerself
THE END: Inside the Last Days of the Obama White House2017DocumentaryHerself
The 44th President: In His Own Words2017TV Movie documentaryHerself
For the Record2017TV SeriesHerself
The Real2016TV SeriesHerself
Chelsea2016TV SeriesHerself
The View2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
60 Minutes2016TV Series documentaryHerself - Senior Adviser to the President (segment "Valerie Jarrett")
Inside Obama's White House2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - Senior advisor to President Obama / Herself / Herself - Co-Chair, Obama Transition
Steve Harvey2016TV SeriesHerself
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Shark Tank2014TV SeriesHerself - Senior Advisor to the President
WARx22014DocumentaryWhite House Senior Advisor
Katie2014TV SeriesHerself
The O'Reilly Factor2014TV SeriesHerself - Obama Special Advisor
American Masters2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011-2012TV SeriesHerself
CBS This Morning2012TV SeriesHerself - Senior Advisor to the President
The President's Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Meet the Press2008TV SeriesHerself
Charlie Rose2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest

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Media Buzz2014TV SeriesHerself - White House Advisor
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHerself - Obama Senior Advisor

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