The following excerpt was sent out by Variety:
Laura Jarrett, an up and coming correspondent at CNN is ready to fill big shoes at NBC News: She will take over coverage of the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Supreme Court previously handled by veteran Pete Williams.
Jarrett is slated to join NBC News in January as a senior legal correspondent, according to a memo from Rich Greenberg, who heads up the investigative unit for NBC News, and to whom Jarrett will report. She is expected to work with teams from both NBC News’ Washington bureau and the investigative division and will appear on NBC’s news mainstays as well as report for MSNBC, NBC News Now, and NBC News Digital.
Jarrett had been at CNN for six years, most recently as a co-anchor on the network’s early-morning program “Early Start.”
Jarrett followed a non-traditional path to the news desk. She got her start as an attorney, graduating from Harvard Law School in 2010, and had been working for a Chicago law firm. But she had long had an interest in journalism and telling stories.