Sunny Cummings Hostin

Legal Analyst at CNN

One CNN Center 12th Floor, North Tower, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
HQ Phone:
(404) 827-1500
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Last Updated 9/1/2017

General Information


Bachelor of Arts  - English , Binghamton University

J.D.  - 

Masters Degree  - Journalism , Harvard University

juris doctorate  - Notre Dame Law School.

law degree  - University of Notre Dame School of Law


Board Member  - Safe Horizon Inc

Senior Legal Correspondent  - ABC News

Board of Trustees  - DIFFA

Board of Trustees  - Dillard University

Board Member  - Cinderella Foundation

Advisory Member  - ABA Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities

Member of the Best Trial Team On Television  - In Session

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Sunny Hostin, Attorney and Multi-Platform Journalist, CNN/HLN/In Session

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No matter what happens next, the public is likely to be skeptical, given how long it took to complete the investigation and the prosecutor's comments about the case, CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin said.
"This case screamed out for a special prosecutor," she said.

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Sunny Hostin, Attorney and multi-platform journalist, CNN
Sunny Hostin Attorney and multi-platform journalist CNN Attorney and multi-platform journalist, Sunny Hostin is CNN's legal analyst and a contributor for In Session (formerly Court TV) on TruTV. She is also an anchor on ABC News' World News Now and America This Morning. Sunny joined CNN in September 2007 as the legal analyst for CNN's American Morning, where she became known for her in-depth analysis of headline grabbing trials and legal issues. Before joining CNN, Sunny could be seen on the Fox News Channel, where she was seen weekly on The O'Reilly Factor's "Is It Legal? segment, sparring with Megan Kelly and Bill O'Reilly on various provocative issues and high-profile cases. Sunny has covered many of the major legal and political stories of today, including the Casey Anthony and Conrad Murray trials, Bernie Madoff, Elliot Spitzer, the FLDS polygamy case, the Michael Vick dog fighting ring, OJ Simpson's civil trial, Brittney Spears' custody and mental illness battles, the Duke rape scandal, and many more. As a Department of Justice alum, Sunny's deep knowledge of the Justice Department and its inner workings made her an invaluable part of the CNN morning team during and after the historic election of Barack Obama. She has published numerous popular and scholarly articles in many outlets on topics including securities fraud, ponzi schemes, sex crimes, crimes against women, foreclosures, and everyday financial legal issues. Sunny has been profiled, featured and quoted in many publications such as Forbes Woman, Uptown Magazine, Essence, The New York Post,, Latina, and Ebony. Sunny is a highly sought after public speaker known for her lively and engaging speaking style at corporate and academic events. As a federal prosecutor, Sunny's prosecution of child sexual predators and work with child sex abuse victims led to her being awarded with a Special Achievement Award by then Attorney General Janet Reno. Sunny was also a Managing Director of Business Intelligence and Investigations at Kroll, the world's leading risk-consulting company.

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