Jeanine Pirro Biography
Jeanine Ferris Pirro is an American television host, author, and former New York State judge, prosecutor, and politician. Currently, Pirro works as the host of ‘Justice with Judge Jeanine’ which airs on Fox News Channel, It is aired live every Saturday evening at prime time. She was also the first female judge elected in Westchester County, New York.
Jeanine Pirro Age and Birthday
Jeanine is 71 years old as of 2023. She was born on 2 June 1951 in Elmira, New York, United States. Jeanine celebrates her birthday on 2 June every year.
Jeanine Pirro Height and Weight
Pirro stands at a height of 5 feet and 4 inches tall. She weighs 60 kilograms. Similarly, her body measurements such as breasts, waist, and hips include 37-26-37 inches.
Jeanine Pirro Family, Parents, and Siblings
Jeanine was born in Elmira, New York, to Lebanese-American parents Nasser ‘Leo’ and Esther Ferris. Her father was a salesman for mobile homes and her mother worked as a department store model. She has a sister called Lulu.
Jeanine Pirro Husband
Pirro was married to Albert Pirro in 1975, whom she had met while she was in law school. After marriage, they moved to Harrison, New York, where she worked as an assistant district attorney and he took up a job as a lobbyist. They have a son and a daughter. By the late 1990s, her husband Albert had become a powerful lobbyist and an associate of Donald Trump. He became a millionaire, owned a house in Harrison, a vacation property in West Palm Beach, two Mercedes-Benz vehicles, and a Ferrari.
Jeanine Pirro Education
Jeanine went to Notre Dame High School, and during that time, interned at the Chemung County District Attorney’s office. She stated in an interview that she knew that she wanted to be an attorney when she was only six. She graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In addition, Jeanine obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Albany Law School of Union University in New York. While attending law school, she served as an editor of the Law Review.
Jeanine Pirro Career
Pirro joined as an Assistant District Attorney at the Westchester County Court. In 1978, she set up the Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Bureau and was appointed the first chief of the bureau. In 1986, she was selected as the Westchester County Executive. That same year, she announced her lieutenant gubernatorial candidacy, but just one day prior to the voting for the nomination, she withdrew from the race, as she stated that her husband could not disclose his business information, which was a requirement.
Her career as a prosecutor was a successful one, with an almost 100% conviction rate. In November 1990, she was elected as Westchester County’s first female judge after she was successful in the run as a Republican against Democratic and Right to Life Party nominees. In November 1993, she was elected the first woman District Attorney of Westchester County. She held the post till 2005. After being re-elected in 1997 and 2001, she did not run for a fourth term.
Prior to that, Pirro was also the first female President of the New York State District Attorneys Association. As the district attorney, she chaired important commissions including the Commission on Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board. In 2003, she published the non-fiction book ‘To Punish and Protect’, in which she described life inside a criminal justice system. In August 2005, she announced that she would run in the 2006 election for U.S. Senator from New York for the Republican nomination against Senator Hillary Clinton. In December 2005, she dropped out of the race as polls showed that Clinton would easily defeat her.
After her political career ended, she started pursuing a career in the media. She contributed regularly to ‘The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet’, a morning talk show produced by Fox. She also contributes to ‘Good Day New York’, a morning show on Fox 5. As a legal analyst, she appears on various shows, and also guest hosts shows like ‘Larry King Live’, ‘The Joy Behar Show’, and ‘Geraldo at Large’. She has appeared as a guest several times on Fox’s late-night satire show.
In 2015, she was featured in the six-part serial ‘The Jinx’, which aired on HBO. In the series, she highlighted her views on the disappearance of Kathie Durst, which was a high-profile case in 1983. She was then the investigating attorney. She has also hosted two episodes of the American reality court show ‘You the Jury’. The show was canceled after two episodes. As a popular legal expert, she has appeared on ‘The Today Show’ on NBC, ‘Good Morning America’ on ABC, ‘The Early Show’ on CBS, ‘60 Minutes, ‘48 Hours’, ‘Nightline’, ‘The View’, and ‘The O’Reilly Factor’, among others.
Pirro hosts the Fox News Channel reality legal show called ‘Justice with Judge Jeanine’. It is aired live every Saturday evening at prime time. On the show, she shares her legal opinion on some selected news of the week, including high-profile cases, news on crime and justice, trends, and political issues. The show premiered in January 2011.
Jeanine Pirro’s Net Worth and Salary
Throughout her career, Jeanine has accumulated great wealth. As of 2023, the judge has a net worth of $14 million. However, her salary details have not yet been made public. We shall update the information as soon as it is available.
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