Sunny Hostin, Attorney and multi-platform journalist


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Attorney and multi-platform journalist Sunny Hostin is a CNN Legal Analyst.

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 The News:

Sunny Explains: When Can Police Shoot?

CNN | April 20, 2015 - CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin explains when police officers can use deadly force... [ 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 ]

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore: "Ferguson Police Report"

Comedy Central | March 5, 2015 - Sunny Hostin, Phillip Agnew, Michael Skolnik and Godfrey discuss the disturbing findings from a Department of Justice's report on the Ferguson, MO, police department... [ 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 ]

A Matter of Trust: Will Protests Lead to Change?

Naked Justice | December 8, 2014 - Join Sunny Hostin and Joey Jackson for a frank discussion on race and justice on Special Report: A Matter of Trust on HLN... [ more ]

Police Smash Window, Taser Man

CNN Newsroom | October 7, 2014 - Watch this disturbing video of police officer smash a car window and taser the passenger after a routine traffic stop. Sunny weighs in... [ 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 ]

A Conversation with Authors Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon, Moderated by CNN’s Sunny Hostin

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 - Please join us for a very special book launch event celebrating the release of "X, A Novel" with authors Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon. In conversation with CNN's Sunny Hostin. [ more ]

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