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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, September 29, 2014 - 11:04

New questions are being raised about the Khorasan group, which one terrorism expert writes "does not exist." Andy McCarthy argues in National Review that Khorasan is a "fictitious" group created...

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 09:24

What can you do protect yourself and your family against a terrorist attack on American soil? Ex-VP Cheney Worries About Linkage Between Terrorism & Nuclear Weapons Judge...

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 09:58

On last night’s “Justice,” Judge Jeanine Pirro cautioned that it's a dangerous new world as we face the growing threat of radical Islam - not just abroad but within our own borders - and we need...

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10:11

On last night’s “Justice,” Judge Jeanine Pirro warned, as she has for months, that ISIS will launch an attack on U.S. soil, "as a legion or lone wolves," and Americans should be afraid. "The...

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 13:29

Judge Jeanine Pirro said in her Opening Statement Sunday night that this time in U.S. history calls for a true leader. And she pointed to the fact that again the president was golfing on Sunday, a...

Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 10:30

Last night, Judge Jeanine Pirro issued a scathing criticism of President Barack Obama's strategy for the war against the Islamic state, namely that he refuses to acknowledge that it's a war, both...

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 10:47

On last night’s “Justice,” Judge Jeanine Pirro was joined by Pat Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, who was one of four Americans killed in the deadly 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya...

Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 10:10

Last night, Judge Jeanine Pirro said President Barack Obama is not up to the job of protecting America from the ISIS threat. She called on the president - as she has been for weeks - "...

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...

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