Judge Jeanine Pirro is the highly respected District Attorney and County Judge, politician, legal commentator, author, champion of victim’s rights and mother of two. She won a daytime Emmy for her daily syndicated court show “Judge Pirro.” Currently, Pirro hosts Fox News Channel’s “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”
In 1975, Pirro became an Assistant District Attorney for Westchester County, New York and was the first female to prosecute a murder case there. Prosecuting murder, rape, domestic violence, and other violent felonies, she had a 100% conviction rate and received considerable recognition for her work as a leading advocate for victims of domestic violence, establishing one of the first domestic violence units in the nation.
In 1990, Pirro made history as the first female elected judge to the Westchester County Court bench. In 1993, she again made history as the first female elected District Attorney in West Chester County – a county of approximately 1 million people.
As a sought after speaker, Pirro has lectured throughout the country including at the FBI Academy at Quantico, National District Attorneys Association and the US Army War College, as well as various law schools and colleges nationwide. Pirro has been profiled in several magazines including the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, More Magazine, New York Magazine, and was named as one of the world’s 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine.
Pirro is a nationally recognized legal expert appearing on television programs such as “The Today Show” on NBC, “Good Morning America” on ABC, “The Early show” on CBS, “60 Minutes,” “48 Hours,” “Nightline,” “Larry King Live,” “The View,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” and other national television shows.
Her strong reasoned opinions, no nonsense analysis, fearlessness and sense of humor make her a sought after and entertaining speaker.
Pirro is the author of the books, “To Punish and Protect: One DA’s Fight Against a System That Coddles Criminals,” and “Sly Fox and Clever Fox”. Born in the small upstate New York farming town of Elmira, Pirro graduated from Notre Dame High School in three years, earned a B.A. Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Buffalo, and received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Albany Law School where she was an editor of the law review.