The View’s Sunny Hostin connects with others by telling her truth

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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