CNN’s reporter Laura Jarrett is married to lawyer Tony Balkissoon. Her father-in-law, Bas Balkissoon, is a former Canadian politician. If you want to know more about Laura Jarrett’s husband, then we have details from Tony Balkissoon’s wiki.
|About Tony Balkissoon|
|Spouse||Laura Jarrett 2012-Present|
|Parents||Bas Balkissoon, Tahay Balkissoon|
|Alumni||Harvard Law School|
|Works For||Loevy & Loevy|
Tony Balkissoon Studied at Harvard Law School
Tony Balkissoon, 34, grew up in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada and completed his B.A.Sc. (with honors) in 2007. He graduated in 2010 from Harvard Law School, cum laude. He was awarded the Dean’s Scholar for Trademark Law and Sex Equality.
While pursuing his law degree, Balkissoon fought hard for sex equality with the help of his work with Harvard’s Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response.
He Works at Loevy & Loevy
After completing his law degree, Balkissoon started working at a law firm in Chicago. While there, he worked on high-stakes patent litigation and represented pro-bono clients in criminal and immigration cases.
Later, Balkissoon worked as a law clerk under two federal judges. He was first a law clerk to the Honorable Manish S. Shah of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
The second time he was a law clerk to the Honorable Ann Claire Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
In October 2016, Balkissoon started working at Loevy & Loevy as a Justice Fellow. He has been a part of the LAF Board since 2018.
Tony Balkissoon Was Born to Bas Balkissoon and Tahay Balkissoon
Tony Balkissoon is of Indian descent and he was born to Bas Balkissoon and Tahay Balkissoon.
Bas Balkissoon is a former MPP (Member of Provincial Parliament) in Ontario, Canada, who was a member of the Liberal Party in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
He presided office from 2005 to 2016. In 1988, he was elected to Scarborough City Council, and then when the city of Toronto amalgamated a few years later, he was elected to join the Toronto City Council in 1997, where he became Chair of the city’s Audit Committee.
In fact, Bas Balkissoon is credited with uncovering a suspicious computer leasing deal between the city and a company called MFP Financial, eventually forming the judicial inquiry known as the Toronto Computer Leasing Inquiry.
Tony Balkissoon has two siblings. He has an older sister, Denise Balkissoon, and a brother.
Denise Balkissoon is a freelance journalist who has won a National Magazine Award for her work with The Grid. She currently lives in Toronto and is married.
Laura Jarrett and Tony Balkissoon’s Wedding
Laura Jarrett and Tony Balkissoon met each other while they were studying at Harvard Law School. Jarrett is also a lawyer, and she currently works as a justice reporter at CNN.
Jarrett is the daughter of Valerie Jarrett, who is a former senior advisor to ex-president Obama and the chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls. She is currently an advocate for equality and justice.
Balkissoon and Jarrett celebrated their engagement at the Paris Club and got married in 2012. The wedding ceremony took place in Chicago and was attended by Obama and 280 guests.
The guests were asked not to take any photos or videos with cameras or smartphones. It was a very private affair.
The ceremony was held at Valerie Jarrett’s mother’s house. The reception was organized in the backyard under a large white marquee tent.