Laura Bassett (born in 1982) is an American Reporters, famous personality and Freelance journalist from Opelousas, Louisiana, US. She works as a writer also. Laura writes political content for GQ Magazine. She always posts her political columns on the various popular websites like The Daily Beast, HuffPost, Marie Claire, Instyle, and Washington Post.
Bassett mostly writes on the topic of women’s rights, cultural beliefs, and politics. She worked for more than 9 years at HuffPost, where she worked as a journalist for health care and women’s rights. She also won the Population Institute’s Global Media Award for covering the unsecured abortion in 2015.
The controversy of Laura Bassett With Chris Matthews
In the year 2020, Laura gave an interview to GQ magazine. In the interview, she accepted that in the year 2017 she made a note in which she wrote that in the year 2016 before the shoot of an episode of the show, and older news reporter made personal and flirting comments on her.
Laura Bassett also accepted that at that time she was kept the name of the person as he holds a good position in the news channel. In the end, she said that it was Chris Matthews who made such comments and tried to flirt with. She also accepted that because of such behavior of him, she felt nervous when the show went on-air.
When this article got published in the magazine, people got very surprised over this as they do not expect this from such a person. On 2nd March 2020, Chris decided that he wants to leave the show and made the announcement during the episode. Later he revealed that the decision was not entirely his
— Laura Bassett (@LEBassett) March 4, 2020
Early Life, Parents, Siblings & Education
The popular journalist took birth in Opelousas, Louisiana, the US from her parents in the year 1982. In March 2020, Laura Bassett is 38 years old. Her father (name not known) is a businessman and her mom is a housewife.
She grew up playing with her cousins. Laura has an interest in news and journalism from childhood. She started watching the news from a young age and decided to become a journalist.
Her parents always supported her at every step. After completing her schooling, she took admission to the “Georgetown University” for completing her graduation in the field of journalism.
Bassett also did a 2-year post-graduation diploma from the same university. After completing studies, Laura Bassett started working as a journalist for various news channels.
Personal Life, Boyfriend, Husband & Children
The 38-year-old journalist is a hard-working woman. Along with her career, she also recognizes her family responsibilities well. Laura Bassett is a married woman but she never mentioned her husband to the media. She always focuses on her career.
According to the sources, Laura has no children yet. Moreover, she always speaks about the rights of women. Because of a journalist, she is always active on social media for the update about the latest news. She has more than 60.8K followers on her Twitter account. Bassett has also an Instagram account but it is private.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Laura Bassett
|Real Full Birth Name||Laura Bassett.|
|Age (As of 2020)||38 years old.|
|Year of Birth||1982.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||Opelousas, Louisiana, US.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Zodiac Birth Sign||Virgo.|
|House Location||Brooklyn, New York.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches:5" 6'.
Centimeters: 167 cm.
Meters: 1.67 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 55 Kg.
Pounds: 121 lbs.
|Shoe Size (UK)||8|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents||Father: Name Not Available.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Husband||Will Update Soon.|
|Social media||Instagram: @lebassett (2.02K + followers).
Twitter: @LEBassett (60.8K + followers).
|Highest Qualification||Post Graduate.|
|School||Local High School.|
|Alma Mater||Georgetown University.|
|Net worth (approx.)||$1 million USD (as in 2020).
Journalist Career & Net worth
After completing her studies, she started working as a journalist on various news channels. In the year 2006, she signed with the channel “HuffPost” for working as a senior political reporter. Laura Bassett worked for the channel for 9 years. She worked for women’s rights and cultural-political issues.
In 2015, she left work from HuffPost and started working as a journalist for various channels like San Antonio Express-News, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, GQ, Lexology, etc.
Laura Bassett earned the Net worth of $1 million USD (as in 2020). In the year 2015, Laura is honored with the Population Institute’s Global Media Award and Pulitzer Center grant to cover the unsafe abortion.
- Laura won the Planned Parenthood’s Media Excellence Award two times.
- Currently, she is working for MSNBC and CNN.
- Bassett is the co-founder of the project named “Save Journalism”.
- From the Save Journalism Project, Laura encourages the youth to take participate in journalism and gather news, create content, etc.
- She lives a happy life with her family in Brooklyn New York.
- Laura Bassett’s tall height is around 5 feet 6 inches (1.67 m).
- According to an estimate, her body weight is around 55 kilograms (in pounds 121 lbs).