Valerie Jarrett hired Michelle Robinson (Obama) in 1991 to work for the city of Chicago, and then met her fiancé, Barack Obama. Today she is an advisor for the campaign.
Listen to Valerie Jarrett talk about Barack Obama (Women for Obama video, added to You Tube September 16, 2008).
Katie Couric interviews Valerie Jarrett on CBS News (August 12, 2008)
See a transcript of Katie Couric and Valerie Jarrett (August 11, 2008)
Newsweek on Valerie Jarrett (May 19, 2008)
The Huffington Post on Valerie Jarrett (September 21, 2007)