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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

Monday, July 21, 2014 - 09:15

Judge Jeanine Pirro blasted President Barack Obama in Sunday's opening statement, charging him with using the immigration crisis for political purposes to change the electorate so that it...

Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 09:30

In Saturday's "Justice," Judge Jeanine Pirro slammed Barack Obama for sitting on the sidelines, "watching and dithering," as five of the world's worst crises are at play. Read the...

Sunday, July 13, 2014 - 10:00

Judge Jeanine Pirro tonight blasted President Barack Obama for the illegal immigration crisis, accusing him of attempting to change the demographics and electorate of the U.S. Read the full...

Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 10:00

In last night’s Opening Statement, Judge Jeanine Pirro slammed Barack Obama for his “feckless, weak foreign policy” and questioned whether the president even knows who the enemy is. Read the...

Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 12:54

Judge Jeanine Pirro last night cautioned that Americans must be afraid as “the nation of Iraq teeters on the brink of total destruction.” Watch her opening statement above, and read the transcript...

Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 10:04

In last night's Opening Statement, Judge Jeanine slammed President Barack Obama's decision to trade five Gitmo detainees for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, saying that Obama is not a true commander-in-chief...

Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 10:46

Judge Jeanine Pirro tonight blasted Barack Obama over the VA scandal, calling the agency "an organized criminal enterprise" and saying that the job of president is "too much for a...

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 10:22

Judge Jeanine remarked on the Jay Z/Solange fight and Alec Baldwin's arrest in last night's "Fast Justice" segment. Read the transcript below. Now it's time for 'Fast Justice.'...

Sunday, May 18, 2014 - 10:07

Judge Jeanine slammed the Department of Veterans Affairs in her Opening Statement over allegations that veterans died while waiting for medical treatment. Read the transcript below....

Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 10:32

Below is the transcript from Judge Jeanine Pirro's "Fast Justice" segment. She was 14. He was 18.  He raped her at her own high school while she repeatedly said "no" and pleaded for...

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