Jeffrey Ross Toobin (born May 21, 1960 in New York City, New York) is lawyer, author, and legal analyst for CNN and The New Yorker.
Toobin attended Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, in New York City, and subsequently earned his Bachelor's degree from Harvard College in 1982, where he covered sports for The Harvard Crimson, using the column name "Inner Toobin." He graduated magna cum laude and earned a Truman Scholarship. He is also a 1986 magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Toobin began freelancing for The New Republic as a law student. He went on to become a law clerk and work as an associate counsel to Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh during the Iran-Contra affair and Oliver North's criminal trial, before becoming an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn. He then took up his post at The New Yorker, and became the first television legal analyst in 1994, at ABC.