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Judge Jeanine Pirro

Jeanine Pirro joined the Fox News Channel (FNC) in 2006 and currently serves as a legal analyst as well as the host of Justice with Judge Jeanine, a weekend prime-time program (Saturday, 9 p.m. ET) that presents her legal insights on the news of the week, current high profile cases, as well as recent issues and trends in the world of crime and justice.

Formerly Westchester District Attorney, Judge Pirro was also the host of a syndicated weekday court show distributed by Warner Brothers -- for which she won an Emmy. Her notable legal career spans over 30 years. In 1975, she became an assistant district attorney for Westchester County, New York and was the first female to prosecute murder cases there. In 1990, Pirro was elected as the first woman to serve as a Westchester County Court judge.

In 1978, Pirro started the first domestic violence unit in a prosecutors office, in the nation. Additionally, in 1997, she was appointed by then-Governor George Pataki to chair the New York State Commission on Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board, whose research helped pass increased protection for domestic violence victims.

In 2006, the Republican Party chose her as its candidate for New York state attorney general.

Pirro earned a BA from the University of Buffalo, magna cum laude, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) law degree from Albany Law School, where she was on law review. She is a native of New York.

More Stories from Judge Jeanine Pirro

Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 09:48

The following is a transcript of Judge Jeanine's opening statement on ex-CIA Director Michael Morell and Benghazi. This nation was founded on pillars of truth and justice.  It is who...

Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 15:17

The following is a transcript of Judge Jeanine Pirro's opening statement from last night. Sometimes the perception of power is more important than power itself.   As our...

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 12:35

Check out Judge Jeanine Pirro's opening statement from Sunday in the clip above and transcript below. You can catch 'Justice' each Saturday at 9p ET.  Judge Jeanine: ‘Did Barack Obama...

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 10:44

The following is a transcript of Judge Jeanine Pirro’s opening statement last night. Any first-year law student understands a contract is an agreement, a meeting of the minds between the...

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 09:23

Below is the transcript from Judge Jeanine Pirro's opening statement on the Obama administration and the crisis in Ukraine. The United States was the world's super power - both respected...

Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 10:08

A former Navy SEAL with more than a decade of experience explained some of the threats to our nation’s power grid on this week’s “Justice With Judge Jeanine." “The power grid is amazingly...

Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 09:33

The following is the transcript of Judge Jeanine Pirro's opening statement regarding threats to our nation's power grid. Welcome to a special edition of Justice - I'm Judge Jeanine Pirro....

Friday, February 21, 2014 - 14:42

Check out this preview clip below as Judge Jeanine reports from outside a power plant in Manhattan. It's all part of an hour-long Justice special, Saturday night at 9p/12a ET as Judge...

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 14:44

In her Opening Statement, Judge Jeanine Pirro slammed President Obama’s “dictatorship” behavior, citing his use of executive orders. Judge Jeanine: ‘2016 Can’t Come Soon Enough’...

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 12:24

The Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark is receiving a firestorm of backlash for killing a healthy, two-year-old giraffe and feeding it to lions. Agents Raid Animal Shelter, Kill Deer Named “...


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