If you are well acquainted with the FX series The People Vs. O. J. Simpson, then you’d certainly know Jeffrey Toobin whose book, “O. J. Simpson Murder Case” inspired the series. Toobin is a legal journalist in the United States who is currently serving as the chief legal analyst for CNN. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and has been working for CNN since 2002.
In addition to his legal profession, Toobin is also a pundit, blogger, and an acclaimed author. Learn more about his wiki, net worth, family and other facts below.
Who Is Jeffrey Toobin?
Jeffrey Ross Toobin was born on the 21st day of May 1960 in New York, United States. He was born to Marlene Sanders and her husband Jerome Toobin. His father worked as a news producer while his mother was a former journalist and correspondent at ABC News.
Growing up, Toobin spent his early years in New York City where he attended Columbia Grammar & Prep School. After his graduation, he proceeded to Harvard College where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in American History and Literature. Having graduated with distinction, he was honored with a Harry S. Truman Scholarship for his excellent performance. He subsequently enrolled at Harvard Law School where he acquired his Juris Doctorate in 1986. While there, he worked as the editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Prior to his graduation from Harvard Law School, Jeffrey Toobin worked with a political commentary magazine called The New Republic. After his graduation, he started his law career by working as a clerk to a federal judge. Later on, he moved on to become an associate counsel to an Independent Counsel named Lawrence Walsh. During his stint with Walsh, Toobin had the opportunity to work on several cases, including the Iran-Contra affair and Oliver North’s criminal trial.
A few years later, Toobin moved to Brooklyn, New York where he served as an Assistant US Attorney for three years before resigning in 1993 to join The New Yorker as a legal analyst. Three years later, he joined ABC News where he served as one of their TV legal analysts before joining CNN in 2002. Working as CNN’s legal analyst, Toobin has brought analysis on several high profile cases, including Michael Jackson’s child molestation trial, President Bill Clinton’s investigation, and the O. J. Simpson civil case.
Currently working as CNN’s chief legal analyst, Jeff Toobin has garnered a wide range of experiences spanning close to two decades. In addition, he is also a prolific writer and has authored seven books. He earned the Niemen Foundation for Journalism award as well as Columbian University Graduate School of Journalism award for his impact in American journalism. Some of his books include The Nine: Inside the Secret of the Supreme Court, The Oath: The Obama White House and Supreme Court and American Heiress: The Kidnapping, Crimes, among others.
Jeffrey Toobin has been extremely successful in his career and love life. He is happily married to his college sweetheart Amy Benneth Mclntosh, who he met while studying at Harvard College. Amy is an MBA degree holder from Harvard Business School and a 1980 Harvard graduate. She has worked with popular companies such as Zagat Survey and Verizon Communications, to mention a few.
The amazing couple tied the knot in 1986 after Toobin’s graduation from law school. Their wedding was held in New York City where Paul Attanasio was the best man and Ann-Marie Slaughter was the maid of honor. Together, the couple has two children; a daughter named Ellen and a son named Adam Toobin. Although the couple has been enjoying a wonderful married life, they have also experienced their own share of controversies.
While they are still together, Toobin was having a secret affair with a fellow lawyer named Casey Greenfield, who is the daughter of the American television personality, Jeff Greenfield, and the ex-wife of Matt Manfredi, a screenwriter. The news of their relationship flooded the tabloids in 2009 after Casey gave birth to his child, a son named Roderick Henry Greenfield. Toobin first denied paternity of the child, which was later confirmed to be his through a DNA test, prompting the courts to order him to pay child support.
Net Worth: How Much Is He Worth?
Jeffrey Toobin has accumulated a huge amount of wealth for himself and is currently living a luxury lifestyle. He has equally been earning a decent amount of wages that sum up to over $3 million per annum. That said, Toobin’s net worth is currently penned at $10 million. He made his wealth from his television career, sales of his books, law career, and other business endeavors. Notably, his seven books are all New York Times bestsellers.
Other Interesting Facts About Jeffery Toobin
1. Jeffrey Toobin is an American citizen and is of white ethnicity.
2. He is a very good friend of Justice Elena Kagan of the United States Supreme Court, who was his classmate at Harvard.
3. His book on O. J. Simpson Murder Case inspired the award-winning series, The People v. O. J Simpson.
4. He has been working as a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1993.
6. For his coverage and analysis of the Elian Gonzalez international custody and immigration saga, Toobin won an Emmy Award in 2000.