Sunny Hostin, Attorney and multi-platform journalist


Attorney and multi-platform journalist Sunny Hostin is a CNN legal analyst and anchor for ABC News.  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. 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 Recent News:

Martin case: What shall I tell my kids?

CNN | Anderson Cooper 360, July 17, 20113 -- At the AC360 "Race and Justice" town hall, Charles Blow, Geoffrey Canada, Sunny Hostin and Anna Deavere Smith discussed the difficulty of explaining the Trayvon Martin case to children... [ more ]

Defending her friend Trayvon Martin

CNN | July 16, 2013  -- Sunny Hostin weighs in on Rachel Jeantel's testimony, her interview with Piers Morgan & Juror B-37's impression of her... [ more ]

Mark O'Mara interviewed by Sunny Hostin

July 17, 2013, HLN, Nancy Grace  -- Sunny interviews Mark O'Mara after the George Zimmerman trial... [ more ]

Family testimony in Zimmerman trial

Anderson Cooper 360 | July 8, 2013 -- Mark Geragos, Sunny Hostin, Danny Cevallos and Marcia Clark discuss how family testimony affects a jury... [ more ]

Zimmerman called Martin a 'suspect'

CNN|Added on July 1, 2013 -- Brooke and Sunny Hostin review the videotapes of George ZImmerman's police interview... [ more ]

Geragos: This is an uphill battle for the prosecution

CNN|Anderson Cooper 360, June 28, 2013 -- Mark Geragos, Sunny Hostin, Danny Cevallos and Marcia Clark discuss the testimony of Jonathan Good, a key witness in the George Zimmerman trial, who said he “saw a lighter skinned man on bottom” during the scuffle... [ more ]

All-women jury for Zimmerman trial

CNN, June 20, 2013 -- Paul Callan and Sunny Hostin discusses the all-female jury selected for the George Zimmerman criminal trial... [ more ]

Gosnell trial: Can't unsee those photos

CNN - May. 14, 2013 -- CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin talks about the evidence she viewed from the abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell trial... [ more ]

Hostin tells stories that teach law

Binghamton University Magazine, Spring 2013 --  Asuncion “Sunny” Hostin ’90 knows pressure. She was the first in her family to attend law school. As a federal prosecutor, she put child sex predators behind bars. Real pressure, she says, is what she feels as a broadcast journalist... [ more ]

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