CNN Laura Jarrett; Wedding, Husband, Father, Salary, Son, Wiki

Published Date: 08 Mar, 2019 Updated date: 28 Jan, 2020 By Celebs Podium

While pursuing her law study, Laura Jarrett met her future husband, the son of a prominent personality. The Chicago native is the daughter of Valerie Jarrett, one of the most influential advisers of former president Barack Obama who worked together for some years.

Laura Jarett is an American journalist who is now a CNN correspondent based in the Washington, D.C. bureau. She is also a litigation attorney covering the Justice Department of CNN after joining in September 2016.

Laura Jarrett Bio; Birthday, Father, Education,

The CNN talent was born in 1983 to parents Valerie Jarrett and William Jarrett and celebrates a birthday on 29th October every year. Her father William is an obstetrics and gynecology doctor and mother Valerie is a former government official, who served as the senior advisor to then-American President Barack Obama.

Laura’s parents got divorced when she was 5 years old. Her father died at the age of 40 died suffering from a heart attack in 1993. She got graduated with a degree in Law from Harvard Law School in 2010.

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Career, CNN, Salary

Laura began her career as a judicial clerk for Honorable Rebecca Pallmeyer in the Northern District of Illinois. She also worked for Honorable Ann Williams on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

While working as a litigation attorney in Chicago, she focused on defending companies and individuals in government investigations, complex commercial litigation and pro bono cases like sex trafficking.


Laura Jarrett works a Washington, D.C correspondent on CNN (Picture: Youtube)

In 2016, she joined CNN as a reporter initially working in Washington, D.C. bureau. With years of experience in the law and journalism field, she has garnered the remarkable net worth so far. As a CNN correspondent, she earns the average salary ranging from $87,587-$185,958. After giving birth to her baby soon, she was back to CNN newsroom on 2 December 2019.

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Laura Jarrett Wedding, Husband

Laura has been married to her long-term boyfriend Tony Balkissoon for more than six years. Tony, aged 35 is the son of former Legislative Assembly of Ontario member Bas Balkissoon.


Laura Jarrett and her husband Tony Balkissoon cheering for NBA team Golden State Warriors in 2018 (Picture: Laura’s Instagram)

The couple tied the wedding knot in June 2012 at her grandmother, Barbara T. Bowman’s home, near to the American president’s private residence.

Laura met Tony while they were studying at Harvard Law School and started dating. The pair are involved in the related profession as her husband Tony is also a lawyer in the Windy City. The couple welcomed their first child as a son named James Anthony Balkissoon who weighed 7 pounds and 7 ounces which she revealed through her IG handle on 16 July 2019.

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Some Interesting Facts About Laura Jarrett

  • Laura’s mother, Valerie became the victim of racist comments by an American actress and writer Roseanne Barr in 2018.
  • The former President of the USA, Barack Obama, along with wife Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha were present at Laura’s wedding.
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