Quick Facts of Laura Jarrett

  • Full NameLaura Jarrett
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceWashington DC, USA
  • Ethnicity Afro-American
  • ProfessionJournalist, Lawyer
  • Nationality American
  • Hair colour Black
  • SpouseTony Balkissoon (m. 2012)
  • EducationHarvard Law School ​ (Class of 2010)
  • Online PresenceInstagram and Twitter
Laura Jarrett

Laura Jarrett is an American journalist and attorney who is serving as a reporter for CNN since September 2016. She is also best known as the daughter of Valerie Jarrett, an American businesswoman, and former government official.

Jarrett served as the senior advisor to President of US Barack Obama and assistant to the president. Jarrett and her mother have got huge attention since the beginning of the Obama administration and additionally, they got into the spotlight after being the subjects of racist comments.

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Who is Laura Jarrett? Bio, Father, Wiki

Laura Jarrett was born in 1983 and as of 2019, she is around 36 years old as per her age. She belongs to Afro-American ethnicity and holds an American nationality. She was born to William Jarrett and Valerie Jarrett in Washington DC, USA.

Jarrett mother is a businesswoman and former government official whereas, her father is a doctor and the son of Chicago Sun-Times columnist Vernon Jarrett. Her parents encouraged and motivated her to follow in their footsteps with the powerful work. Furthermore, they have since been quoted in interviews as saying,

“We hoped we would make our daughter proud.”

Unfortunately, Jarrett lost her father when she was only ten years old. She attended schools in Chicago and graduated from Harvard Law School in 2010. During her college time, she worked on the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender as a technical writer, editor and article editor.


Jarrett started her career as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Rebecca Pallmeyer in Northern District of Illinois, and later for Honorable Ann C. Williams on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal. She worked as a litigation attorney in Chicago, Illinois.

After a couple of years, Jarrett switched her career to reporting. She got appointed as a justice reporter for CNN in the year 2016. Since 2016 Jarrett is serving as a justice reporter for CNN with her location as the Washington D.C. Bureau of CNN.

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Laura Jarrett’s Family

As we prior mentioned, Laura Jarrett lost her father at the age of 10. Her late father, William was the son of Vernon Jarrett, a Chicago Sun-Times columnist. Also, he served as a doctor.

Whereas, Jarrett’s mother, Valerie finally called to serve the former American president, Barack Obama as the Senior Advisor and Assistant of the president. Jarrett’s mother supports her a lot. Also, she often flaunts pictures with her mother via Instagram.

Before the death of Laura’s father, her mother was happily married to her then former husband, William. William was the son of the late African-American journalist, Vernon Jerrett, best known as a Chicago Sun-Times reporter. Valarie also mentioned during an interview saying:

“Married in 1983, separated in 1987, and divorced in 1988. Enough said. We grew up together. We were friends since childhood. In a sense, he was the boy next door. I married without really appreciating how hard divorce would be.”

Whatsoever, William passed away at the age of 40. May his soul rest in peace. Currently, the mother and daughter are busy spending a happy life together.

Laura Jarrett’s Income, Salary & Net Worth In 2019

36 years old, Laura Jarrett earns an impressive amount of money from her career as a reporter based in Washington, D.C. As per the GlassDoor, an expected salary of the CNN Reporter ranges from £47,000 to £51,000. However, the actual salary of Jarrett is yet to be revealed.

Further, Jarrett started working in CNN since September 2016. So, she must be able to gather a decent sum of money. However, Jarrett’s net worth and salary are not estimated. It is still under review. According to various authorized social sources, her mother Valerie has maintained a net worth of $13 Million. So far, Laura has never revealed the information about her house, car, and properties in the media.

Laura Jarrett’s Personal Life (Husband & Wedding)

Moving towards her personal life, Laura Jarrett is a married woman.  She tied a knot with her long-term boyfriend turned husband Tony Balkissoon. He is the son of a former Canadian politician Bas Balkissoon in 2012.

As per some reliable sources, the husband-wife duo met for the first time while they were the students of the Harvard Law School. The shared a wedding vows in Kenwood, Chicago. Ex U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder & ex-President Barack Obama arrived on their wedding celebrations as high-profile guests.


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Similarly, her father-in-law is a renowned Ontario based politician Bas Balkissoon. Since 2012 they are living a happy married life but they are yet to welcome a child into their family.

Apart from this, she loves to read books. Some of her favorite books are To Kill a Mockingbird, In Cold Blood, Anna Karenina, The History of Sexuality and Pretty One Day. In fact, Jarrett handled the representation of a sex-trafficking victim whom she even effaced her previous convictions.

Moreover, Laura loves traveling around the world and at the same time she feels good on her own hometown, Chicago mainly in the summertime.

Laura Jarrett On Social Media

Laura is active on social networking sites that including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Similarly, she has more than 42.9k followers on her Twitter and over 5k on her Instagram account.

Laura Jarrett’s Body Measurements (Age, Height & Weight)

Height- Jarrett stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall.

Weight- Jarrett weighs 60 kg.

Age: Laura is 36 years old.

Birthday / Zodiac Sign: Unknown

Interesting Facts about Laura Jarrett

  • Laura loves to read books and magazines in her free time.
  • Some of her favorite books include To Kill a Mockingbird, In Cold Blood, Anna Karenina and Pretty One Day.
  • Her favorite place during summer is her hometown Chicago. She enjoys traveling to different places around the globe.
  • Jarrett comes from an Afro-American family.
  • She never steps back in serving the nation as a social activist.