Judge Jeanine Pirro

Judge Jeanine Pirro

Co-Host of 'The Five'

Jeanine Pirro joined FOX News Channel in 2006 and currently serves as a co-host of cable news’ highest-rated program The Five (weekdays, 5-6 PM/ET).Read More

In addition, she hosts Castles USA on FOX Nation, FOX News Media’s direct to consumer streaming service. The series, which is currently in its second season, features Pirro as she dives into the rich history of iconic castles all around the country.

Pirro began her career at the network as a legal analyst and began hosting her weekend program Justice with Judge Jeanine in 2011, which remained the top-rated program in its Saturday evening 9 PM/ET time slot throughout its entire 11-year run. Prior to joining the network, she was the host of a syndicated weekday court show distributed by Warner Brothers, for which she won an Emmy award.

With a legal career spanning more than three decades, Pirro was elected Westchester County District Attorney in 1993, an office she held for three consecutive terms. 

Notably, she was the first woman to prosecute murder cases and started the first domestic violence unit in a prosecutor’s office in the country as Westchester’s assistant district attorney. In 1990, Pirro was elected as the first woman to serve as a Westchester County Court judge. She was appointed by then-Governor George Pataki to chair the New York State Commission on Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board in 1997, whose research assisted in passing increased protection for domestic violence victims. 

Pirro earned a B.A from the University at Buffalo, magna cum laude, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) law degree from Albany Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review.