CNN has hired Laura Jarrett, daughter of senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, to
report on the Department of Justice in the Trump administration.
Though the move was formally announced on
Wednesday, the network “quietly hired” Jarrett in September for the
reporting gig out of the Washington bureau. Her official CNN bio does
not mention the fact that her mother is President Obama’s most trusted
adviser and closest confidante.
Laura Jarrett has no journalism experience. Prior to joining CNN, she
was a private litigator in Chicago, where she defended individuals and
companies in lawsuits brought by the Justice Department.