Sunny Hostin, Attorney and multi-platform journalist


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Attorney and multi-platform journalist Sunny Hostin is the Senior Legal Correspondent & Analyst for ABC News and co-host of ABC Daytime’s morning show The View.

Previously, Sunny was a legal analyst for CNN where she became known for her in depth analysis of social justice and legal issues.

Sunny created, wrote and co-produced her popular weekly segment, Sunny’s Law, which answered viewer questions on various topics including homeowner’s rights when faced with foreclosure, how to survive a police encounter, and who gets the ring after a broken engagement.

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... [ more ]

In The News:

#MeToo, Black Lives Matter & Women's March Leaders With Sunny Hostin

The View | February 22, 2018 - #MeToo founder Tarana Burke, Women's March co-chair Tamika D Mallory, and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors talk with The View's Sunny Hostin about how their movements have impacted millions... [ more ]

'The View' Special Report: Resilience and Struggle to Recover in Puerto Rico

The View | November 8, 2017 - Sunny Hostin reports from the island of Puerto Rico, where people are still struggling to regain normalcy without access to electricity, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria... [ more ]

National Anthem Protests: Sunny Hostin Uninterrupted

The View | October 13, 2017 - "This notion that athletes shouldn’t be speaking out against social injustice is ridiculous." Sunny Hostin breaks down the national anthem protest and presents her case for supporting athletes who kneel.... [ more ]

Sunny Hostin: Finding Your Real Voice

ESSENCE | May 15, 2017 - I have always asked myself, when thinking about my life and career, What is your highest and best use? It’s a question I think everyone should consider... [ more ]

Clay Aiken and Sunny Hostin Discuss Race Issue, Experience in Charlotte

The View | September 26, 2016 - Sunny went into the heart of the community in Charlotte with North Carolina native Clay Aiken to find out what people are really talking about with regards to race relations in our country... [ more ]

'The View' Welcomes Sunny Hostin and Jedediah Bila

ABC | August 3, 2016 - This fall award-winning talk show officially welcomes two accomplished women familiar to “The View” audience: Sunny Hostin and Jedediah Bila, who will appear frequently throughout the season... [ more ]

Black Parents on Talking to Their Kids About the Police

ABC 20/20 | July 8, 2016 - ABC News' senior legal correspondent Sunny Hostin and attorney Lawrence Otis Graham share experiences with having "the talk"... [ more ]

Some Airbnb Users Claim Hosts Rejected Them Over Race

Nightline | June 3, 2016 - Home-sharing website says it's working to combat racial discrimination but some users say they were judged by their name and photo... [ more ]

Sunny Hostin Joins ABC News as Senior Legal Correspondent & Analyst

ABC News | February 24, 2016 - ABC News President James Goldston sent the following note to the news division this morning announcing that Sunny Hostin has joined ABC News as Senior Legal Correspondent and Analyst... [ more ]

Sunny Explains: What You Should Know About Police Body-Worn Cameras

CNN | July 21, 2015 - Despite promising results from pilot projects, the jury is still out on the effectiveness of police body-worn cameras. Sunny Hostin explores the debates surrounding this new angle on policing.. [ more ]

At Home With CNN Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin

Into The Gloss | July 20, 2015 - "I sort of fell into my job by happenstance. I loved it, then I got pregnant and moved back to New York, which is my hometown"... [ more ]

Sunny Hostin on Discovering One's Purpose at TEDxBinghamtonUniversity

TEDx | April 1, 2015 - Mark Twain said, "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." Sunny Hostin will tell you the most important day in your life is the day you decide who you will not be... [ more ]

Sunny Hostin's Thoughts on the New Civil Rights

ESSENCE Magazine | February 2015 - ESSENCE Magazine's historic February cover puts the spotlight squarely on the topic of our day. Sunny Hostin made the cover as a thought leader on the new civil rights... [ more ]

Cover Story, Diversity Woman, Fall 2014: "Sunny Hostin, CNN's Legal Eagle"

Diversity Woman Magazine | Fall 2014 - Sunny Hostin is on the cover of the Fall 2014 issue of Diversity Woman magazine. Find out how a biracial kid from the Bronx became CNN's trusted legal analyst... [ more ]

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