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 Hostin Breaks Down the Details Related to Bill Cosby's Arrest

The View | January 4, 2016 - As a special guest host on The View, legal analyst Sunny Hostin explains how modus operandi and spousal privilege come into play with the latest developments related to Bill Cosby's arrest... [ more ]

Has Racism Gotten Worse Under President Obama?

Steve Harvey | November 4, 2015 - Steve Harvey opens up the conversation with a question about how President Obama has affected racial relations. The panel includes Bakari Sellers, Katie Kieffer, Chris Distefano, Crystal Wright and Sunny Hostin... [ more ]

Lemon and Hostin Get Heated on Alleged Assault Video

CNN | October 27, 2015 - CNN's Don Lemon and Sunny Hostin went head-to-head after seeing a video that shows a school resource officer violently removing a student from her desk in South Carolina... [ 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 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 ]

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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