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Jean Casarez Biography – Jean Casarez Wiki
Jean Casarez is an American lawyer and news correspondent for CNN and its sister network HLN. Casarez was born and raised in Long Beach, California, United States. She graduated from the University of Southern California and received her Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. While in law school, she won first place in a statewide Moot Court competition and assisted in preparing a Writ of Certiorari for the United States Supreme Court. She also clerked with the Nevada firm of Gallagher and Tratos while a law student.
Casarez broke the news to the country of 2017’s mass Las Vegas shooting with her overnight reporting from the Vegas strip. She also covered the breaking news of New York’s 2016 Chelsea bombing case and has been the network’s correspondent for the Larry Nassar sexual assault case and sentencing hearing, Bill Cosby’s arrest, trial and conviction for indecent sexual assault, West Virginia’s chemical water spill and O.J. Simpson’s release from prison.
In 2011, Casarez flew to Lima Peru for the CNN networks to cover the arrest of Joran van der Sloot in the murder of a Peruvian college student. While there she and her crew were able to obtain access to Peru’s maximum security prison Castro Castro, interviewing inmates and Peru’s Director of Prisons about the country’s correctional system. When Court TV became known as In Session in 2009 she covered the high profile trials of George Zimmerman, Casey Anthony, Conrad Murray, and Jodi Arias. Casarez got the first sit down interview with the Zimmerman defense team of Mark O’Mara and Don West for the CNN networks. Additionally, she sat down on the eve of Casey Anthony’s death penalty trial with her attorney Cheney Mason for an in depth look at the challenge before him.
Prior to joining CNN, she was a correspondent for Turner Broadcasting’s network Court TV, joining the network in 2003. In her role, she covered high profile legal proceedings around the country including O.J. Simpson’s kidnapping trial, the civil rights trial of Edgar Ray Killen, Kobe Bryant, the murder of Jon Benet Ramsey, Scott Peterson’s sentencing verdict, and the criminal trial of Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper Brian David Mitchell.
Jean Casarez Age
She was born on April 20, 1960, in Long Beach, California, United States.
Jean Casarez Husband
She is married to her husband John Casarez. The family currently resides in New York City.
Jean Casarez Salary
Jean Casarez’s salary is estimated to be $100 thousand per year.
Jean Casarez Net Worth
Jean Casarez’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.