Sunny Hostin talks raw true-crime show, sets the record straight: ‘View’ hosts ‘get along’

By Erin Jensen

Sunny Hostin is turning her View to true crime. 

The former federal prosecutor, who moved into television with appearances on Court TV, Fox News, as a legal analyst for CNN and as a co-host of ABC’s “The “View,” is getting her own show, “Truth About Murder with Sunny Hostin,” premiering Tuesday (10 p.m EDT/PDT) on Investigation Discovery.

Hostin, 50, who joined “The View” in 2016, has a hunger for justice, formed at an early age after witnessing a traumatic incident: Her uncle was stabbed at a party when she was 7, and the ordeal helped carve Hostin’s career. 

“That was a driving force, and I actually didn’t even realize how powerful that moment was,” Hostin says. “I think it turned a tragedy into a positive for me in many ways, but it’s something that stuck with me for so very long.” She told USA TODAY’s Hispanic Living magazine some graphic details are still with her. “I remember family members pulling him into the bathroom to help him and seeing the blood on the black-and-white tile.”

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