by Ana Pelayo Connery
If you want to be on the talk show that The New York Timescalls the most important political show on TV, it doesn’t hurt if you’re a former federal attorney with plenty of street smarts.
“There isn’t a day that goes by that someone doesn’t stop me and say, ‘Thank you for saying what I was thinking,’” says Sunny Hostin, co-host of The View and a legal correspondent for ABC News. “Never could I have imagined as a kid from the South Bronx being in this position.”
Having witnessed a violent crime against her uncle when she was just 7 years old, Hostin knew early on that she wanted to work on behalf of the underserved. While at a neighbor’s party with her family, a man barged in and accused her uncle of having an affair with his wife. Hostin recalls what happened next as though it occurred in slow motion.
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