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Jeffrey Toobin

Jeffrey Toobin is an American Lawyer. Jeffrey Toobin is also an author, blogger, as well as legal analyst for CNN. He is popular for such law-themed nonfiction works as Too Close to Call: The Thirty-Six-Day Battle to Decide the 2000 Election and The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson.

Early Life and Childhood

Jeffrey Toobin was born on May 21, 1960, in New York City, New York, USA. He is 63 years old and is under the astrological sign, Gemini. He holds American nationality and his full name is Jeffrey Ross Toobin. And, he was born to a Jewish-American family.

His father’s name is Jerome Toobin and his mother’s name is Marlene Sanders. His father is a former news broadcasting producer whereas his mother is also a former ABC News and CBS News correspondent. He also has a younger brother whose name is Mark Toobin who was born with Down syndrome and has lived apart from the family.


Regarding Toobin’s educational background and qualifications, he attended Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School. He then went on to attend Harvard College for undergraduate studies.

During that time, he was able to cover sports for The Harvard Crimson. He was able to graduate magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American history and literature and was awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship.

Later on, he attended Harvard Law School and graduated in 1986 with a J.D. magna cum laude. He was able to serve as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Career and Professional Life

Jeffrey Toobin started freelancing for The New Republic while he was a law student. And, after passing the bar exam, he was able to work as a law clerk to U.S. circuit judge J. Edward Lumbard of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Then, he went on to serve as an associate counsel for Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh during the Iran–-Contra affair and Oliver North’s criminal trial. He later moved to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn.

He also wrote a book, “Opening Arguments: A Young Lawyer’s First Case: United States v. Oliver North” in the year 1991. The book was based on his work in the Office of Independent Counsel, which caused some controversy.

However, Walsh objected because Toobin went on to reveal information that was supposed to be kept private. He had to go to court to defend his right to publish, and the judge ruled in his favour.

More About Career

After working as a lawyer, he began working as a writer in 1993 at The New Yorker and in 1996 became a television legal analyst for ABC. He covered high-profile cases such as O.J. Simpson’s trial and the investigation of President Bill Clinton.

He even went on to write books on these cases, which were later adapted for television. In the year 2000, he was able to receive an Emmy Award for his coverage of the Elián González custody saga. He was able to join CNN in the year 2002 as a legal analyst. Then, a year later, he secured the first interview with Martha Stewart about the insider trading charges against her.

Likewise, Jeffrey has authored a total of seven books. The book, “The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court” in 2007, received awards from Columbia University and Harvard University.

The names of some of his other books are “The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court”, “American Heiress”, “True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump”, etc. Also, two of his books were adapted for television.

Moreover, in the year 2022, he went on to announce on Twitter that he would be leaving CNN after being with the network for 20 years and his last day on air was August 4th of that year.

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Caption: Jeffrey Toobin telecasting in CNN (Source: Law & Crime)

Zoom Incident

Jeffrey Toobin was suspended from The New Yorker after he masturbated on camera during a Zoom video call between New Yorker and WNYC radio staffers. It was during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic on October 19, 2020.

However, he contended the incident was unintentional. CNN did grant him some time off to deal with the situation. Later on, Toobin apologized for his mistake.

Unfortunately, he was fired from The New Yorker after an internal investigation. Also, New York Public Radio banned him from their broadcasts. It was a controversial as well as embarrassing situation for him.

However, later on, he was able to return to CNN as its chief legal analyst in June 2021 and acknowledged that his behaviour was deeply moronic and indefensible. And, now he has been working on improving himself and focusing on his upcoming book.

Relationship Status

Jeffrey Toobin tied the knot with Amy Bennett McIntosh in the year 1986. They met each other when in college while they worked at The Harvard Crimson.

His wife is a 1980 Harvard graduate who holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School. She also has held executive positions at Verizon Communications and Zagat Survey. The couple has children together and their names are Ellen Toobin and Adam Toobin.

Toobin also had a longtime off-and-on extramarital affair with attorney Casey Greenfield. During this time, Casey became pregnant with his child. He offered her money to have an abortion but she refused. After the child was born, he initially resisted acknowledging the boy but later a Manhattan family court judge ordered Toobin to pay child support.

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Caption: Jeffrey Toobin with his wife, Amy Bennett McIntosh (Source:

Jeffrey Toobin – Body Measurements

The body measurements of Jeffrey Toobin such as his height, weight, chest size, waist size, hip size, and others are not available and are still under review. Moreover, Toobin has black hair and dark brown eyes.

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Caption: Jeffrey Toobin posing for a picture (Source: The Globe and Mail)

Social Media

Jeffrey Toobin is pretty active on all of his social accounts. He owns his Instagram account under the name “jeffreytoobin” and has garnered 1.8K followers on it. Likewise, he is active on Twitter and Facebook and has mustered 238.1K followers and 23K followers respectively until now.

Jeffrey Toobin –  Net Worth 2023

As per sportskeeda, Jeffrey Toobin has a net worth of $10 million and his main income source is his career as a lawyer.