|Sunny Cummings Hostin|
October 20, 1968 |
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Education||Binghamton University, Notre Dame Law School|
|Occupation||CNN Legal Analyst, Kroll Inc. managing director of business intelligence and investigation|
|Notable credit(s)||American Morning legal analyst (2007-Present)|
Asunción "Sunny" Hostin was born on October 20, 1968 and is a former federal prosecutor, as well as a legal expert and TV personality, who is often called upon for her analysis on various provocative issues and high-profile criminal cases in the news.
Hostin has served as a contributing legal analyst for CNN's weekday and weekend reporting as well as Headline News since September 2007.
She joined CNN from the Fox News Channel, where she was seen weekly on The O'Reilly Factor 's "Is It Legal?" segment, providing legal analysis and debate on top criminal cases.
Hostin began her career as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert M. Bell, now the Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals, Maryland's highest court. She went on to work as an associate at a law firm in Maryland and later became a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division. Hostin left the Antitrust Division to become an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia. She specialized in child sex crimes, and was awarded a Special Achievement Award for her work putting sex offenders in jail.
She began her television career as a commentator for Court TV. Fox News Channel then offered Sunny a spot on the daily show, The OReilly Factor, where she appeared on "Is It Legal?" and regularly debated with Bill O'Reilly and Megyn Kelly. CNN President Jon Klein signed her to the network in September 2007 as the legal analyst for its flagship morning show, American Morning. Sunny now writes her own news column for CNN called "Sunny's Law", which includes articles, photos and videos about breaking legal issues.