NBC Senior Legal Correspondent Laura Jarrett is a co-host on the network’s Saturday morning show, “Today.”
NBC News announced Wednesday that Jarrett will be on the show beginning September 9 alongside co-host Peter Alexander. Jarrett succeeds Kristen Welker, who will host Chuck Todd’s “Meet the Press.”
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Jarrett, 39, joined NBC News in January after working for CNN for six years, covering legal issues and co-hosting the daily morning show Early Start. She is the daughter of former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett.
As the network’s senior legal correspondent, Jarrett covers the Justice Department and the Supreme Court while providing analysis on law enforcement and crime stories such as the Alex Murdaugh trial and the Idaho college murders.
NBC News is moving “Saturday Today” back to its Rockefeller Center studio in New York after airing from the station’s Washington headquarters for the past several years. Joe Fryer is the show’s main host and Angie Lassman serves as the meteorologist.