The View’s Sunny Hostin on Her Personal Connection to Crime That Inspired ‘Truth About Murder’

By H. Alan Scott

If there’s one thing Sunny Hostin is known for, it’s her special ability to express her unique point-of-view. As a former federal prosecutor, co-host of ABC’s The View and in her new Investigation Discovery show Truth About Murder with Sunny Hostin, she isn’t afraid of holding back. But her desire to speak truth to power started with a violent crime close to home at a young age.

“I saw a tremendous amount of violence, unfortunately, when I was a little girl,” Hostin told Newsweek on a recent visit to Newsweek Conversations. “It culminated when I was about 7 with seeing my uncle stabbed in front of me. And I remember thinking, ‘I don’t want to live this way.'”

It was this moment that started Hostin on a path towards justice. Now she’s turning her experience as a federal prosecutor—one who never lost a case—into finding justice and closure for victims of crime on Truth About Murder with Sunny Hostin.

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