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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.

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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 07:32

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit northern California’s San Francisco Bay area Sunday morning. The tremor struck just before 3:30 a.m. about 10 miles northwest of American Canyon. It was the largest...

Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 12:02

On last night’s “Justice,” Judge Jeanine Pirro slammed President Barack Obama’s response to the beheading of American journalist James Foley as “weak, wimpy and pathetic.” She also called on...

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 10:05

In last night’s “Justice,” Judge Jeanine blasted the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, saying, “Nothing about this indictment makes sense.” Read the transcript below. ‘I...

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 07:51

Below is Judge Jeanine Pirro's opening commentary on Sunday night's Justice With Judge Jeanine. You can watch the segment above, as Judge Pirro calls on President Obama to be more engaged...

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 09:10

On Saturday’s “Justice,” Judge Jeanine Pirro blasted President Barack Obama for the crisis in Iraq, saying that he doesn’t have a clear mission or strategy. She slammed him for doing nothing “to...

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 07:44

Judge Jeanine Pirro went after the Obama administration in her fiery Opening Statement Sunday night, saying President Obama and John Kerry look "ridiculous" for their stance toward Israel and...

Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 09:44

In last night’s “Justice,” Judge Jeanine Pirro slammed President Barack Obama’s leadership on the immigration crisis. Read the transcript below. There comes a point in the life of a...

Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 09:59

Judge Jeanine Pirro last night called on Pope Francis to take action as Christians in the Middle East are faced with the choice to either convert, leave or die. Read the transcript...

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...

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