Jeffrey Toobin Biography
Jeffrey Toobin is an American lawyer, blogger, author and television journalist serving as the legal analyst for CNN. In October 2020, he took a leave from CNN and was suspended and then fired from The New Yorker after exposing himself masturbating while on a Zoom video call.
Jeffrey Toobin Age
He was born on May 21, 1960 in New York, U.S
Jeffrey Toobin Height
His height is unknown.
Jeffrey Toobin Nationality
He holds an American nationality.
Jeffrey Toobin Education
He attended Harvard College graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History and Literature, and was awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship. He then attended Harvard Law School and graduated magna cum laude with a J.D. in 1986.
While at Harvard College he covered sports for The Harvard Crimson, where his column was titled “Inner Toobin”. He also served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Jeffrey Toobin Parents
Toobin is the son of Marlene Sanders, former ABC News and CBS News correspondent, and Jerome Toobin, a news broadcasting producer. His parents are Jewish.
Jeffrey Toobin Siblings
He has a younger brother, Mark, born in 1967 with Downs syndrome. His brother, Mark lived apart from the family.
Jeffrey Toobin Wife
In 1986, Toobin married Amy Bennett McIntosh. He met her in college while they worked at The Harvard Crimson. She is a 1980 Harvard graduate and holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School. She has held executive positions at Verizon Communications and Zagat Survey.
Jeffrey Toobin Affair
Toobin also had a longtime off-and-on extramarital affair with attorney Casey Greenfield. Casey is the daughter of American television journalist and author Jeff Greenfield and the ex-wife of screenwriter Matt Manfredi.
Jeffrey Toobin Kids
He has two adult children, a daughter, Ellen Toobin and a son, Adam Toobin with his wife, Amy Bennett.
He also had a child in 2009, Roderick Henry Greenfield, with Casey Greenfield. Toobin initially resisted acknowledging the child. Ultimately, his paternity was confirmed with a DNA test and a Manhattan Family Court judge ordered him to pay child support.
Jeffrey Toobin CNN
Toobin joined CNN in 2002 as the chief legal analyst. In 2003, he secured the first interview with Martha Stewart about the insider trading charges against her.
Previously, he started working in 1993 at The New Yorker and became a television legal analyst for ABC in 1996.
Toobin provided broadcast legal analysis on many high-profile cases. In 1994, he broke the story in The New Yorker that the legal team in O. J. Simpson’s criminal trial planned to accuse Mark Fuhrman of planting evidence. He also provided analysis of Michael Jackson’s 2005 child molestation trial, the O. J. Simpson civil case, and prosecutor Kenneth Starr’s investigation of President Bill Clinton. He received a 2000 Emmy Award for his coverage of the Elián González custody saga.
Before, he worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn for three years after which he resigned and abandoned “the practice of law.”
Toobin began his career by freelancing for The New Republic while a law student. After passing the bar, he worked as a law clerk to a federal judge and then as an associate counsel for Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh during the Iran–Contra affair and Oliver North’s criminal trial.
Jeffrey Toobin Fired
In October 2020, Jeffrey was fired by the New Yorker after
was fired from The New Yorker on October 2020, after he accidentally exposed himself to colleagues with the New Yorker and WNYC during a Zoom call last month.
“I am writing to share with you that our investigation regarding Jeffrey Toobin is complete, and as a result, he is no longer affiliated with our company,” Stan Duncan, chief people officer at Condé Nast, which owns the New Yorker, wrote in an email to employees.
“I want to assure everyone that we take workplace matters seriously,” Duncan added. “We are committed to fostering an environment where everyone feels respected and upholds our standards of conduct.”
Multiple people familiar with the matter told CNN that Toobin exposed himself when he began masturbating during the Zoom call, apparently as part of a different video call. The people did not believe he intended his colleagues to witness it.
Toobin said in a statement, “I made an embarrassingly stupid mistake, believing I was off-camera. I apologize to my wife, family, friends and co-workers.”
“I believed I was not visible on Zoom,” he added. “I thought no one on the Zoom call could see me. I thought I had muted the Zoom video.”
Following the Zoom incident, Toobin asked for some time off from CNN and the network granted it.
Jeffrey Toobin Books
He is the author of seven books. His book The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court (2007) received awards from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.
His next book, The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court, was published in 2012. American Heiress: The Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst came out in 2016. All were New York Times Best Sellers. In 2020, he authored True Crimes and Misdemeanors, the Investigation of Donald Trump, which is described as a condensation of evidence against the character and presidency of Donald Trump as if he were on trial.
He also wrote a book, Opening arguments : a young lawyer’s first case, United States v. Oliver North., about his work in the Office of Independent Counsel, to which Walsh objected. Toobin went to court to affirm his right to publish. Judge John F. Keenan of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York wrote an opinion that Toobin and his publisher had the right to release this book. Walsh’s appeal of the case was dismissed by the court.
Jeffrey Toobin Salary
Toobin’s exact salary is unknown.
Jeffrey Toobin Net Worth
His net worth is $10 million.
Jeffrey Toobin Instagram
He does not have an Instagram account.
Jeffrey Toobin Twitter