Laura Jarrett Biography

Laura Jarrett is an America-based Senior Legal Correspondent working at NBC News. She serves as a leading voice on national legal matters, and law enforcement. Her work responsibility is to report on the U.S. major breaking news stories. At NBC, she reports to Rich Greenberg, NBC News vice president and head of investigations, and works with the network’s investigative department and with the Washington Bureau reporting teams.

Early Life 

Laura Jarrett was born on 29th October 1983, which makes her 39 years as of 2023. Regarding Laura’s family background, Her biological father is William Jarrett and her mother is Valerie Jarrett, an American businesswoman, and former government official.

Her parents separated in 1988 and she completed her primary education with excellent grades. Later, she received her education from Harvard Law School in 2010, where she was Articles Selection co-chair for the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, and also had her article published on the intersection of gender, violence, and the law.”

Laura Jarrett Career

Laura began her career working as a lawyer and footnote reader. She served in private practice in Chicago, where she focused on cases that related to investigations brought by the Justice Department and SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) along with commercial litigation. 

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In 2016 and professionally began her career with CNN. There, she has worked on various cases and covered various news like the Justice Department and other legal cases, including the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial. In January 2020, she was the co-anchor of the morning television show “Early Start” with Christine Romans, which premiered on 2nd January 2012.

She was the on-air analyst when the Supreme Court decided to overturn Roe vs. Wade and congressional investigations into 6th January. On 1st July 2022, she co-anchor her Last show before maternity leave. As a CNN correspondent, she played a lead role in reporting and covering legal stories about the U.S. administration.

She reported on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, former President Trump’s travel ban and migration, family separation policy, the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information, and much more. In 2023, she joined the NBC news channel, where she gained the limelight for issues of the Abortion Battle and the challenges that impact Abortion access. 

Social Media

She is active on social media platforms As of 22nd March 2023, she has 19.8k followers on her @laurajarrett verified Instagram account. She has an official Twitter account with the username – @LauraAJarrett, where she has gained 68.9k followers. 

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Laura Jarrett Biography

Real Name Laura Jarrett
Birth Date October 29, 1983 
Age (as of 2023) 39 Years
Birth Place Chicago, Illinois, USA
Profession Journalist 
College Harvard Law School
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’6” – in Centimeters – 167 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 58 kg  –  in Pounds –  127 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black


Father William Jarrett 
Mother Valerie Jarrett

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is her husband? Tony Balkisson
Children Two (James Anthony & June Tahay)

Personal Life

Laura Jarrett is a happily married woman. She wedded her long-time boyfriend, Tony Balkissoon in 2012. They first met each other at Harvard Law School. Her husband, Tony serves as Vice President and Executive Counsel at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York.

He acquired his law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School. Together the couple has two children; their first child is a 3-year-old son – James Anthony Balkissoon (Born in July 2019), and their second child is a pretty daughter – June Tahay (Born on 17th July 2022). 

Laura Jarrett Net Worth

Laura Jarrett is Senior Legal Correspondent for NBC and an attorney. Previously, she spent her six years of career working at CNN. She mainly earned her primary income as a journalist. We can assume that Laura Jarrerr has an estimated net worth of $2 Million. 

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  • During her third year at college, she desired to write a book and work as a legal analyst on national television.
  • Laura usually covers controversial news which can directly affect the daily life of people.
  • Chicago is the favorite place in the whole world for her where she likes to go especially during summertime.
  • She loved investigations during her college days but she was never a good advocate.
  • Although, she improved after she landed a job in a firm where she used to defend corporations and individuals who are being investigated by the Justice Department.

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