Jean Casarez is a correspondent for CNN covering a wide variety of stories for the network including legal and crime, investigation and breaking news.
Before joining CNN, she was a correspondent for Turner Broadcasting's network Court TV, joining the network in 2003. Before working at the network level, she was the weekend anchor and reporter for KOLO-TV in Reno Nevada. Prior to that, she produced the newsmagazine show First Edition and served as the City Hall reporter and fill-in anchor at KENS-TV in San Antonio, Texas.
Born and raised in Long Beach, California, Casarez graduated from the University of Southern California and received her Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles.