Jeanine Pirro Bio
Jeanine Ferris Pirro (born June 2, 1951) is an American television host, author, and a former judge, prosecutor, and politician from New York. Pirro was the host of Fox News Channel’s Justice with Judge Jeanine. However, because of controversial remarks she made in March 2019, the show was cancelled. Pirro is a contributor to NBC News, including The Today Show. A Republican, she was the first female judge elected in Westchester County. She was subsequently elected the first female District Attorney of Westchester County.
As District Attorney, Pirro gained considerable visibility in cases of domestic abuse and crimes against the elderly. Pirro briefly sought the Republican nomination for United States Senate against Hillary Clinton in 2006, but dropped out to accept the nomination for New York Attorney General. Pirro lost the general election to Andrew Cuomo.
She is now known for her staunchly pro-Trump commentary.
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|Jeanine Pirro Quick Bio/Wiki|
June 2, 1951
|Spouse(s)||Albert Pirro (1975–2013; divorced)|
|Education||State University of New York,
Albany Law School, Union University (JD)
Jeanine Pirro Biography
Later in life, Pirro returned to the private sector and began a new career as a TV personality and commentator. In 1997, People magazine named her one of its 50 Most Beautiful People.
In 1975, she married Albert Pirro of Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York. The couple met while in law school. Together, they have two children, a son and a daughter. Following their marriage, they moved to Harrison, New York where Pirro began working as assistant district attorney and her husband began work as a lobbyist.
On February 23, 1999, Pirro’s husband was indicted by the office of United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York on one count of conspiracy, four counts of tax evasion, and 28 counts of filing a false tax return for hiding over $1 million in personal income as business expenses between 1988 and 1997. That day, Pirro appeared with her husband at a joint press conference in response to the charges, criticizing the investigation as “invasive and hostile.” New York Governor George Pataki released a statement saying that the Pirros had been personal friends for “a long time” and that he and his wife “wished them well.” With the trial beginning on May 15, 2000, and closing arguments given on June 19, 2000, the jury found Pirro’s husband guilty on June 23, 2000 on 23 of the charges brought against him and not guilty of 10. In November 2000, he was sentenced to 29 months in a minimum security federal prison but received some leniency in exchange for waiving his right to appeal. In the midst of the trial, Pirro had attacked the prosecution for bringing up matters which involved her, calling it a “desperate attempt by them to bring me into this wherever they can.”
The couple separated in 2007 with their divorce being finalized in 2013.
Pirro revealed in her 2018 book, Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy, that she was diagnosed with cancer in 2012. Pirro is a practicing Catholic.
Jeanine Pirro Early life and education
Jeanine Ferris was born 1951 in Elmira, New York, to Lebanese parents Nasser “Leo” and Esther (née Awad) Ferris. Her father was a mobile-homesalesman, and her mother was a department-store model. Pirro has said that she knew she wanted to be an attorney from the age of six.
She graduated from Notre Dame High School in three years and interned in the Chemung County District Attorney’s office during her time in high school. Pirro then graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University at Buffalo. She received her J.D. degree at Albany Law School of Union University in 1975. During law school, she was an editor of the law review.
Jeanine Pirro Media career
Pirro has been a regular contributor to The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet. She is currently contributing to Today, Fox NY Good Day New York, is a Fox News legal analyst appearing on various shows, and has guest hosted shows such as Larry King Live, The Joy Behar Show, and Geraldo at Large. She was a frequent guest on Fox’s late-night satire show Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld,
In 2003, Pirro released the nonfiction book To Punish and Protect, describing life inside the criminal justice system. In 2012, with the assistance of author Pete Earley, Pirro wrote the novel Sly Fox based on her own experiences as a 25-year-old assistant district attorney in Westchester. Pirro appears in the HBO six-part serial The Jinx, recounting her perspective on the 1983 disappearance of Kathie Durst, a high-profile case for which she was the investigating attorney. Pirro was the host of the American reality prime time court show You the Jury, canceled after two episodes.
Judge Jeanine Pirro on The CW
On May 5, 2008, The CW announced that Pirro would host a weekday television show to be named Judge Jeanine Pirro, part of the network’s CW Daytime lineup, with two episodes airing daily. The show was distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television and was carried by default on all CW affiliate stations.
Judge Jeanine Pirro was cleared for a second season beginning in fall 2009. Unlike its first season, the second season, which began in the fall of 2009, was not exclusive to CW affiliates. In May 2010, the show received its first Emmy nomination, and in 2011, received the daytime Emmy Award. In September 2011 the show was canceled due to low ratings.
Justice with Judge Jeanine on Fox News
Pirro was the host of Fox News’ Justice with Judge Jeanine, which premiered in January 2011. The program aired on weekends and focuses on the big legal stories of the week.
In 2014, Pirro claimed ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was “released by Obama in 2009”. However, Baghdadi was held in custody until 2004, when he was released under the Bush administration.
In March 2019, Pirro was heavily criticized after claiming Representative Ilhan Omar’s hijab may be “antithetical to the Constitution.” The scheduled March 16, 2019 show was replaced with a recast of a Scandalous episode in its time slot. The next day, Trump tweeted “Bring back @JudgeJeanine Pirro. The Radical Left Democrats, working closely with their beloved partner, the Fake News Media, is using every trick in the book to SILENCE a majority of our Country. They have all out campaigns against @FoxNews hosts who are doing too well.”
Jeanine Pirro Latest Updates/News
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro was yanked off the air on Friday night a week after she ignited controversy, and earned a rare condemnation from her network, over comments about Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Jeanine Pirro Documentary
The network aired a repeat of the documentary show “Scandalous” instead of Pirro’s “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” which airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET. Pirro has hosted the show since 2011.
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