Jean Casarez Bio, Wiki
Jean Casarez is an American Anchor/reporter working for CNN serving the station as a correspondent and lawyer. She has been working with this station since September 2009.
Jean Casarez Age
Casarez is 63 years old as of 2023, she was born Jean Ann LeGrand-Casarez on April 20, 1960, in Long Beach, California, United States.
Jean Casarez Height
Casarez stands at the height of 5 feet 4 inches tall.
Jean Casarez Education
Casarez attended and graduated from the University of Southern California and Southwestern Law School 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.
Jean Casarez Career
Casarez works at CNN where she serves as a lawyer and a correspondent. Where she covers a wide variety of stories for the network including legal and crime, investigation, and breaking news. She is currently involved in reporting the criminal case against Harvey Weinstein. Additionally, Jean broke the news to the country of 2017’s mass Las Vegas shooting with her overnight reporting from the Vegas strip. In addition to that, she also covered the breaking news of New York’s 2016 Chelsea bombing case.
Aside from that, Casarez 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. Moreover, she found and pursued the case of a man who is in the midst of a 70-year prison sentence for breaking 13 bones of his infant son. From day one James Duncan proclaimed his innocence. Jean took an in-depth look at the evidence getting interviews with Duncan himself in prison and key players on both sides. Those interviews became a prime-time documentary for CNN “Broken Bones…Shattered Lives.” The court has now ordered Duncan to have a hearing this fall to determine if his verdict should be overturned based on new evidence that his son actually had metabolic bone disease.
Jean Casarez Lima Peru
Furthermore, she has done other long-form work for the network including Bill Cosby’s Rise and Fall along with an upcoming documentary on the 40th anniversary of the arrest of serial killer John Wayne Gacy. In addition to that, Jean has also covered court proceedings involving Anna Nicole Smith in Florida and the Bahamas covering the International legal aspect of Smith’s untimely death. In 2011, she flew to Lima Peru for the CNN network to cover the arrest of Joran van der Sloot in the murder of a Peruvian college student. While there Casarez and her crew were able to obtain access to Peru’s maximum security prison Castro Castro.
Where they interviewed 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 Conrad Murray, Jodi Arias, and George Zimmerman. 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.
Jean Casarez Court TV
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 the civil rights trial of Edgar Ray Killen and the criminal trial of Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper Brian David Mitchell. In addition to that, Jean also covered the murder of Jon Benet Ramsey, Scott Peterson’s sentencing verdict, and O.J. Simpson’s kidnapping trial.
Aside from that, she is a member of the Nevada and Texas bars and is also a licensed attorney in the U.S. Southern District Court of Texas. Before working at the network level, she was the weekend anchor and reporter for KOLO-TV in Reno Nevada. Previously, Jean produced the news magazine show First Edition and served as the City Hall reporter and fill-in anchor at KENS-TV in San Antonio, Texas.
Jean Casarez Net Worth
In Casarez’s career as a correspondent and a lawyer, she has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $5 Million.
Jean Casarez Salary
She receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.
Jean Casarez Parents and Siblings
Casarez was born and raised in the United States, she manages to keep information regarding her parents and whether or not she has any siblings away from the limelight. An update of her family information will be done when available.
Jean Casarez Husband/ Spouse
Casarez is married to John Casarez. The couple resides in New York City. However, she has not disclosed any information about his husband. An update of her husband’s information will be done when available.
Jean Casarez Kids
Casarez manages to keep information regarding whether she has any children away from the public. However, an update regarding her children will be done once available.
Jean Casarez CNN
Casarez works at CNN where she works alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Phil Mattingly
- Suzanne Malveaux
- Patrick Oppmann
- Ryan Nobles
- Paula Newton
- Chad Myers
- Jeanne Moos
- David McKenzie
- Oren Liebermann
- Alex Marquardt
Jean Casarez Music
Apart from her work as a journalist, Casarez has recorded six albums of Tejano music in Spanish for the International divisions of CBS and Capitol EMI Records. She is using the name, Jean LeGrand and her songs include;
- Tirano (CBS International, 1987)
- Jean Le Grand (EMI Latin, 1990)
- It Takes 2 Duets (EMI Latin, 1991)
- Enamorada (EMI Latin, 1992)
- Todo Para Ti (EMI Latin, 1994)
Jean Casarez Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
She is vocal on her social media accounts where she posts frequently. On her Twitter account, she has about 11k followers and about 241 followers on her Instagram account.