Laura Jarrett is leaving CNN to join NBC News as the network’s Chief Legal Correspondent covering the Justice Department and the Supreme Court, the network announced Wednesday.
In that role Jarrett is the leading voice for national law enforcement news following the retirement of Pete Williams appearing on NBC News, MSNBC and NBC News NOW and NBC News Digital .
Jarrett will leave CNN after six years at the network, joining a number of executives and reporters who have moved from CNN to NBC, including the former anchor of the CNN host Ryan Nobles, director Rebecca Kutler and producer David Gelles, serve as executive producers for “Meet the Press.”
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While at CNN, Jarrett recently co-hosted “Early Start” with Christine Romans starting in January 2020, where he provided on-air legal analysis of the popular news of the nation, including the reversal of the landmark decision Roe v. Wade, Congressional investigations into the January 6 Capitol riots, investigations into former President Donald Trump and legal battles over Covid-19 vaccine prescriptions.
The veteran reporter also became a reporter for high-profile cases involving the entertainment industry, including the Depp-Heard lawsuit and the Alec Baldwin and Halyna Hutchins family settlement. He also covered the death of Ahmaud Arbery, the punishment of Derek Chauvin after the killing of George Floyd,
Other high-profile legal cases Jarrett has reported on include Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, Trump’s travel ban and family separation policy and the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information. .
Before joining CNN, Jarrett worked in a private practice where he devoted a lot of time to pro bono cases, one of which was helping a victim sell a person using a new Illinois state law to eliminate past convictions.
She graduated from Harvard Law School, where she published articles examining the relationship between gender, violence and the law.
Jarrett will report to Rich Greenberg, NBC News Vice President and Head of Investigations, who welcomed him to the network in a staff memo, and will work with NBC’s Investigations Unit. News and information groups of the Washington Bureau.
He will also work with National Security Adviser Ken Dilanian, Senior Legal Adviser and Staff Writer Cynthia McFadden, Investigative Reporter Tom Winter, Homeland Security Correspondent Julia Ainsley and Reporter Supreme Court Justice Lawrence Hurley, et al.