Host of Fox News Channel's Justice with Judge Jeanine
Jeanine Pirro Bio
Judge Jeanine Pirro is the host of the consistently highest-rated primetime weekend show, Fox News Channel's Justice with Judge Jeanine. Judge is also a legal commentator, author, champion of victim's rights and former District Attorney and County Judge.
Judge Pirro won a daytime Emmy for her daily syndicated court show "Judge Pirro." As a nationally recognized legal expert Pirro appears on television programs such as "The Today Show " on NBC, "Good Morning America" on ABC, "The Early show" on CBS, "60 Minutes," "48 Hours," "Nightline," "Larry King Live," "The View," "The O'Reilly Factor," and other national television shows. Pirro has been profiled in several magazines including the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, More Magazine, New York Magazine and was even named as one of the world's 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine.
Currently, Pirro hosts Fox News Channel's "Justice with Judge Jeanine". Throughout her tenure with Fox News Channel, Pirro has covered breaking news and has reported live on the Aurora theater massacre shooting, the Casey Anthony trial in Orlando Florida, the Drew Peterson trial in Chicago, Illinois, the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting and the George Zimmerman trial in Orlando, Florida. Her opening statement - a commentary on political as well as pressing contemporary issues garner millions of 'hits'. Her strong reasoned opinions, no nonsense analysis, fearlessness and sense of humor make her a sought after and entertaining speaker.
Pirro is the author of four books: "To Punish and Protect: One DA's Fight Against a System That Coddles Criminals," "Sly Fox," "Clever Fox" and her most recent book, which was the subject of the HBO documentary THE JINX, ""He Killed Them All: Robert Durst and My Quest for Justice."
Born in the small upstate New York farming town of Elmira, Pirro graduated from Notre Dame High School in three years, earned a B.A. Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Buffalo, and received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Albany Law School where she was an editor of the law review.