Jeanine Pirro

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Jeanine Pirro
Pirro in 2017
District Attorney of Westchester County
In office
January 1, 1994 – December 31, 2005
Preceded byCarl Vergari
Succeeded byJanet DiFiore
Chair of the New York State Commission on Domestic Violence Fatalities
In office
January 1, 1997 – December 31, 2005
GovernorGeorge Pataki
Preceded byVernon Geberth
Judge of the Westchester County Court
In office
January 1, 1991 – May 1993
Preceded byFrancis Nicolai
Succeeded byDaniel Angiolillo
Peter Leavitt[1][nb 1]
Personal details
Jeanine Ferris

(1951-06-02) June 2, 1951 (age 72)
Elmira, New York, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Albert Pirro
(m. 1975; div. 2013)
EducationUniversity at Buffalo (BA)
Albany Law School, Union University (JD)

Jeanine Ferris Pirro (born June 2, 1951) is an American television host and author, and a former New York State judge, prosecutor, and politician.[2][3]

Pirro was the host of Fox News Channel's Justice with Judge Jeanine until 2022. She is now a co-host on The Five. She was a contributor to NBC News. She is a member of the Republican Party. She was the first female judge elected in Westchester County, New York.

Pirro was elected the first female District Attorney of Westchester County.[4]

Pirro briefly sought the Republican nomination for United States Senate to run against Hillary Clinton in 2006, but dropped out to accept the nomination for New York Attorney General, which she did not win.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Pirro's resignation left two vacancies at the 1993 general election; they were filled on a ballot where the top-two candidates were declared elected.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Westchester County Election Results" (PDF). Westchester County. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  2. Rutenberg, Jim (October 31, 2018). "You Don't Need to Go to the Dark Web to Find Hateful Conspiracy Theories". The New York Times. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  3. Thebault, Reis (March 17, 2019). "Fox News bumps 'Judge Jeanine' after remarks about Rep. Omar's hijab. Trump wants her back on air". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  4. "Former District Attorneys". Westchester County District Attorney. Retrieved November 30, 2016.