Who is Jeanine Pirro?
Jeanine Pirro is an American author, former New York State judge, television host, prosecutor, and politician. She was named the permanent co-host of The Five on January 12, 2022.
She previously hosted Justice with Judge Jeanine, a legal and current events program on Fox News from January 1, 2011, to January 22, 2022.
Jeanine Pirro Age
Pirro is 70 years old. She was born on June 2, 1951, in Elmira, New York USA.
Pirro stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall.
Jeanine Pirro Parents
Pirro was born to Lebanese-American parents who were also Maronite Catholics. Her father worked as a mobile-home salesman while her mother worked as a department-store model. She spent much of her childhood in Beirut.
Jeanine Pirro Ethnicity
Pirro was born to Lebanese-American parents. This means that she is a native of Lebanese-American.
Jeanine Pirro Husband and Children
Pirro married Albert in 1975 and they have two children together, Christi Pirro and Alexander Pirro. After their marriage, they relocated to Harrison New York where she started working as an assistant district attorney and her husband began work as a lobbyist.
Later in their marriage, but before their children were born, Albert was accused of fathering a daughter by a Florida woman he described as extortionate and mentally unstable.
Following his denials and lengthy court proceedings, DNA testing confirmed his fatherhood, and he was ordered to begin child support payments in 1998.
Pirro and her husband separated in 2007 as a result of their “tumultuous” relationship, and their divorce was finalized in 2013.
Jeanine Pirro Daughter
Pirro has two children, a son named Alexander Pirro and a daughter named Christi Pirro. Her daughter, Christi is a lawyer by profession.
Jeanine Pirro Education
Pirro attended Notre Dame High School in Elmira for three years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University at Buffalo. In addition, she received her J.D. degree at Albany Law School of Union University in 1975, where she was an editor of the law review.
Jeanine Pirro The Five Salary
Jeanine Pirro Net Worth 2022
Pirro has a net worth of $14 million from her career as a journalist.
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Jeanine Pirro’s Career as an Attorney
Pirro was appointed Assistant District Attorney of Westchester County in New York State by District Attorney Carl Vergari in 1975, where she began her career writing appeals and handling minor cases.
Pirro boasted during an abortive campaign for Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1986 that he had never lost a case in “about 50 trials.”
This figure was challenged by colleagues in 2005, who claimed that the true number of trials personally handled by Pirro “wasn’t more than ten.”
Pirro’s then-spokesman, Anne Marie Corbalis, only claimed that as an Assistant District Attorney, Pirro had a “100% felony conviction rate.”
Pirro was elected Westchester County District Attorney in November 1993, making her the county’s first female to hold that position. In 1997 and 2001, she was re-elected. Pirro announced on May 23, 2005, that she would not run for re-election to a fourth term as Westchester County District Attorney.
During her tenure as district attorney, she repeatedly refused to reopen the case of Jeffrey Deskovic’s murder of Angela Correa.
Deskovic was wrongfully convicted of murdering the then-15-year-old Correa in 1990, and he spent 16 years in prison before being exonerated by DNA evidence; the true killer eventually confessed to the crime. Deskovic later won a $41.6 million wrongful conviction lawsuit against Daniel Stephens and Westchester County.
Jeanine Pirro Career as a Journalist on Fox News
Pirro has appeared on the syndicated morning talk show The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet on a regular basis. She has appeared as a guest analyst on Today, Fox NY Good Day New York, and others.
Pirro is a Fox News legal analyst who has appeared on numerous shows, including Larry King Live, The Joy Behar Show, and Geraldo at Large. She frequently appeared on Fox’s late-night satire show Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld.
Jeanine Pirro Show, Justice With Judge Jeanine
Pirro, a former district attorney, and judge hosted the Fox News legal and current events program Justice with Judge Jeanine. Saturdays at 9 p.m. Eastern Time, the show airs live.
The show featured Pirro’s legal insights on the week’s news, high-profile cases, and other recent news, trends, and issues in the realms of politics, crime, and justice.
On January 1, 2011, the show debuted. Pirro was suspended on March 9, 2019, after claiming that U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar’s hijab may be “antithetical to the Constitution.” The scheduled March 16, 2019 show was replaced in its time slot by a rerun of a Scandalous episode.
The following day, President Donald Trump tweeted that Fox News should “bring back” Pirro’s show. The scheduled March 23, 2019 show was replaced by a special about the Mueller Report hosted by Ed Henry.
The show was reintroduced on March 30, 2019, and on January 12, 2022, it was announced that the series would end on January 22, 2022, when Pirro joined The Five as a co-host.