Laura Jarrett Wiki: CNN, Age, Husband, Parents, Salary, Net Worth

By Kishor Shahi | Updated On: 04 Oct, 2019
Laura Jarrett Wiki: CNN, Age, Husband, Parents, Salary, Net Worth

Quick Information

Date of Birth October 29, 1985
Age 35 Years 5 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Political Reporter
Marital Status Married
Husband/Spouse Tony Balkissoon (m. 2012)
Divorced Not Yet
Gay/Lesbian No
Net Worth Under Review
Salary £49K Per Year (Approx.)
Ethnicity Mixed
Social Media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Children/Kids Not Yet
Height N/A
Education Harvard Law School, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
Parents Valerie Jarrett (Mother), William Jarrett (Father)

CNN journalist Laura Jarrett shines brightly in her journalism career and doesn't come under the overpowering shadows of her mother. Her wedding with her college sweetheart became a hot story when former President Barack Obama attended the ceremony.

Laura is best known as the daughter of Valerie Jarrett, who was the senior advisor in the Obama administration. She is recognized as the reporter at CNN and covers the reports of the U.S. Justice Department.

Laura Married College Boyfriend; Former President Attends Their Wedding!

Laura married college sweetheart, Tony Balkissoon, a lawyer, in the Windy City in 2012 at a Chicago ceremony.

Two hundred eighty guests witnessed their weddings in Chicago. Former president of the US, Barack Obama was one of the high-profile guests, who attended the wedding. Obama, alongside his wife, Michelle Obama, and daughters Sasha Obama and Malia, participated in the marriage. 

Laura poses with her husband, Tony Balkissoon (Photo:

Laura and her husband, Tony, met each other while they were studying at Harvard Law School.

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Pregnant; Welcomed Child 

The talented media personality, Lauren Jarrett, announced her pregnancy with her attorney husband, Tony Balkissoon, in July 2019. Also, the CNN journalist threw a baby shower with political correspondent Dana Bash and Newsroom anchor Poppy Harlow along with her other co-workers. 

The news of her pregnancy came after seven years of their marriage.

Laura Jarrett with her husband and baby (Photo: Laura's Instagram) 

After a few days of the announcement of a pregnancy, Laura welcomed her first baby James Anthony Balkissoon on 16 July 2019. James weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces during his birth. Laura did not miss sharing her happiest moment on Instagram, where she posted a picture of herself along with her husband, Tony, and newly born son. Also, she mentioned that the birth of their first children made them lucky.

As of now, Laura Jarrett with her husband looks forward to nurturing the baby boy and maintain a close-knit family bond. The love birds, who first met at Harvard Law College, has now been in seven years of married life. Also, the birth of their first child has added the flavors of happiness in their life. 

How Does Laura Summon The Net Worth?

Laura summons the prominent part of the net worth from her job as a reporter for CNN. As per the GlassDoor, an estimated salary of the CNN Reporter ranges from £47K to £51K. She joined CNN in September 2016, where she started working as a reporter in the Washington, D.C. bureau. As per the, she was hired on CNN to cover the reports of the U.S. Justice Department.

Before joining CNN, Laura was working as a litigation attorney in Chicago. She even served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Rebecca Pallmeyer on the Northern District of Illinois, and Honorable Ann C. Williams on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Laura Jarrett's Family; Parents Split!

Laura is an only daughter of Valerie Jarrett and William Jarrett, who is a doctor and the son of Chicago Sun-Times columnist Vernon Jarrett. Her parents, who were childhood friends, got married in 1983. At the age of three, she witnessed the separation of her parents in 1987. However, the divorce was finalized a year later in 1988.

Laura adores her mother and often keeps flaunting her photo on social media. On 14 November 2017, she celebrated her mother's birthday and wished her and said that she felt lucky to have her as the dearest mom.

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Short Bio

Born in 1985, Laura Jarrett blows the birthday candle every year on 29 October. She holds American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity as her mother of European and African-American descent.

Laura completed her high schooling education at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. She then joined college at Harvard Law School, where she studied law and graduated in 2010, as per the wiki. Laura is a few inches shorter in height than her mother, Valerie.