Jean Casarez (born April 20, 1960) is a Mexican-born American lawyer and news correspondent for truTV (formerly Court TV). As a correspondent, Casarez provides live daytime trial coverage, reporting on courtroom trials across the country; she has covered such cases as the Coral Eugene Watts trial, the Kobe Bryant rape case, and Scott Peterson sentencing hearings. Casarez is also an anchor for Court TV's hourly Newsbreak, and often the alternate host for Nancy Grace's HLN program.
A graduate of the University of Southern California and Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, Casarez is a member of the Nevada and Texas bars, licensed in the Southern District of Texas Federal Court. She joined Court TV in January 2003 from KOLO-TV in Reno, Nevada, where she was a weekend anchor and legal reporter, before which she 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.
In addition to her legal background and journalism career, Casarez, under the name Jean LeGrand, has recorded six albums of Tejano music in Spanish for the International divisions of CBS and Capitol EMI Records, thus touring throughout the U.S. and Mexico; Casarez has also been nominated for numerous awards as a journalist, and received a 2010 Peabody Award for CNN Network’s coverage of the Gulf Oil Spill.
Casarez is married and currently resides in New York City.
Discography (partial) (as Jean LeGrand)
- Enamorada (EMI Latin, 1992)
- Todo Para Ti (EMI Latin, 1994)
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