Jarrett is a Harvard-educated lawyer, but has zero experience in journalism. (She has donated to Obama, twice.) It might look to some people like NBC News hiring Chelsea Clinton, except NBC put Chelsea on the Happy News beat, reporting on Paul McCartney’s daughter being a vegetarian and interviewing the GEICO Gecko like that was news. That’s different than hard-news coverage of a top Trump cabinet official doing ontroversial Trumpian things like enforcing the immigration laws.
Apparently, CNN quietly hired Jarrett in September, but she did not appear in a CNN transcript until January 23, but a Nexis search shows her name is already in 61 transcripts in the first few weeks, which is also much more frequent than Chelsea’s dilettante dabblings.