Is Laura Allison Jarrett married? Yes, she is. Her husband’s name is Tony Balkissoon who is also known for being the son of former Canadian politician Bas Balkissoon. They came to know each other while attending Harvard Law School.
They found most of the similarities between them which made them form a serious relationship. The couple decided to celebrate their engagement at the Paris Club which made their relationship more committed.
They celebrated their wedding in 2012 organized at Jarrett’s motherhouse at Kenwood, Chicago. Several renowned celebrities were invited to their wedding including former president Barack Obama, his wife and two daughters. In July 2019, Laura and her husband Tony became blessed with their first child as a son named James Anthony Balkissoon. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Jarrett:
Who is Laura Jarrett?
Born as Laura Allison Jarrett landed the planet on 29 October 1985, which makes her age be 34 years old as of 2019. However, some online sources have mentioned her birth year to be 1983. By profession, she is an American journalist and attorney best known for being CNN’s political reporter in Washington D.C Bureau since September 2016.
Before joining CNN as a reporter, Laura worked as a litigation attorney in Chicago. She has also gained popularity from her parents’ identity who are very close to renowned politicians as well.
Early Life and Education
Jarrett was born in 1985 and her place of birth is in Chicago Illinois, the United States of America. Talking about her family background, she was born to the parents named Valerie Jarrett (mother) and William Robert Jarrett (father). Her mother Valerie is a businesswoman and former government official.
Her grandfather Vernon Jarrett was a reporter at Chicago Sun-Times. Jarrett’s father William who used to serve as the director of obstetrics and gynecology at Jackson Park Hospital passed away on November 1993.
Being interested in law faculty, she attended Harvard Law School from where she received her law degree graduating in 2010. During her college days, she contributed to the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender. She also published many articles on the violence, law and the intersection of gender.
Career and Professional Life
Laura started her career after completion of her graduation from Harvard Law School. She started practicing in the state as well as the federal court of Illinois. She also served as a judicial law clerk in the Northern District of Illinois for the Honorable Rebecca Pallmeyer. She also served the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals for the Honorable Ann C. Williams.
Later, she started working as a litigation attorney in Chicago, Illinois as a private practice. She worked for the investigation cases of various companies and individuals brought by the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission. She turned as news reported in 2016. Later, she secured the job of a justice reporter for CNN covering the news about the US Justice Department.
Laura Jarrett is married to Tony Balkissoon who is also a lawyer by profession. Her spouse is her college sweetheart. Their wedding which was organized in 2012 was attended by about 280 people including prominent names in business and politics including Barack Obama with his family, Ariel Investments CEO John Rogers Jr. and administration advisor Vernon Jordan.
From their marital relationship, Laura is the daughter-in-law to former politician Bas Balkissoon who served a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for a decade.
Laura Jarrett has an average height of 5 feet and 5 inches and her weight is about 60 kilograms as per some online sources. Her body statistics measure 34-28-35 inches and have special priority towards her health and fitness.
Salary and Net worth
CNN justice reporter Laura Jarrett has an estimated net worth of 1 million USD. She has experienced a successful professional life as an attorney. Laura gained more public attention after becoming a reporter on CNN.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Laura Jarrett is prepared by various wiki sites but is still missing from Wikipedia. She is active on Instagram @laurajcnn where she is active with more than 9k followers. Laura’s Twitter account is reachable @lauraajarrett where she has amassed over 60k followers now.