Jeanine Pirro Biography
Jeanine Pirro whose full name Jeanine Ferris Pirro is an American conservative television host and author, and a former New York State judge, prosecutor, and politician. Pirro is the host of Fox News Channel’s Justice with Judge Jeanine. She was a frequent contributor to NBC News, including regular appearances on The Today Show. She was also the first female judge elected in Westchester County, New York.
Jeanine Pirro Age
Pirro is 70 years old as of 2021. She was born on June 2, 1951, in Elmira, New York, United States. She celebrates her birthday on 2nd June every year.
Jeanine Pirro Height
Pirro stands at a height of 1.63 meters.
Jeanine Pirro Family
Jeanine Ferris, the daughter of Lebanese-American parents, was born and reared in Elmira, New York. Her father worked as a mobile home salesman, while her mother worked as a department store model in Beirut during her childhood. Her parents were Catholic Maronites. Pirro had aspired to be an attorney since she was six years old.
Jeanine Pirro Husband
Pirro was married to her ex-husband Albert with whom she has two children. They moved to Harrison, New York, after their marriage, where Pirro started working as an assistant district attorney and her husband started working as a lobbyist.
Jeanine Pirro Net Worth
Pirro has an estimated net worth of $14 Million, which she has earned through her career as an author, judge, and politician.
Jeanine Pirro Salary
Pirro earns an annual salary of $3 Million.
Jeanine Pirro Education
She completed three years of high school at Notre Dame High School in Elmira, interning at the Chemung County District Attorney’s office during that time. Pirro went on to get a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Buffalo. She earned her J.D. from Union University’s Albany Law School in 1975, where she also served as an editor of the law review.
Jeanine Pirro Assistant District Attorney
Pirro was named Assistant District Attorney of Westchester County in New York State by District Attorney Carl Vergari in 1975, where she began her career drafting appeals and managing minor cases. Pirro met Vergari in 1977 and asked him to seek a federal grant that would allow local district attorneys’ offices to establish domestic violence bureaus. She thought Vergari would take advantage of available financing and a 1977 change in New York law that transferred many domestic abuse cases from family court to criminal court. Vergari agreed to apply for the grant, and his office was chosen as one of four across the country. Pirro was named the first chief of the new Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Bureau in 1978.
Pirro has a reputation for being a tough bureau chief. She maintained a firm policy against abandoning cases at the request of a victim due to the possibility of coercion. Many people admired Pirro for her dedication as the head of the Domestic Violence Bureau, but she was increasingly chastised by several colleagues for what they saw as her “attention-getting” behavior and infractions of the protocol.
Chief District Attorney Vergari confronted Pirro several times about her violation of office protocol. She’d sent out news releases with her own name, not Vergari’s. Pirro and Vergari’s friendship fell apart in the late 1980s after Pirro claimed sole responsibility for the creation of the Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Bureau. Pirro drew national notice on June 1, 1990, only five months before her first run on the ballot for County Court Judge, when she rushed to perform a bedside examination of Maria Amaya at United Hospital in Port Chester.
For the murders of her four children, Amaya was charged with four counts of second-degree murder. She was a 36-year-old Salvadorean immigrant who had previously been hospitalized for mental health difficulties. Amaya had murdered the four children and tried suicide, believing that drugs and sex had ruined them. Pirro’s entire employment as an assistant district attorney and her time on the bench had been spent as the district attorney. He criticized Pirro in 1999, calling her “intelligent and capable” and someone who “plays hardball in order to gain headlines,” but also “extremely self-centered in everything she does.”
While she was praised for her work prosecuting domestic abuse, she was chastised for her lack of prosecutions involving serious public corruption or organized crime.
When Pirro’s husband was eventually convicted of multiple offenses linked to organized crime, including tax evasion and conspiracy, the backlash became even louder. According to William I., “one would have to believe that there is no organized crime in Westchester County, that there is not a single corrupt official, and that every union in this county is as clean as the driven snow.” Aronwald, who led the Federal Organized Criminal Strike Force in the 1970s and was assassinated by Carmine Persico of the Colombo crime family.
Pirro stated during an unsuccessful 1986 campaign for Lieutenant Governor of New York that he had never lost a case in “approximately 50 trials.” When this statistic was submitted to colleagues in 2005, they contested it, claiming that the actual number of trials handled by Pirro “wasn’t more than 10.” Pirro’s then-spokesman, Anne Marie Corbalis, merely claimed that as an Assistant District Attorney, Pirro had a “100% felony conviction rate.”
Jeanine Pirro Court Judge
Pirro resigned from the District Attorney’s office after being elected to the Westchester County Court in November 1990. She defeated Democratic nominee and New Castle Town Justice Lawrence D. Lenihan and Right to Life Party contender August C. Nimphius, Jr. on Republican and Conservative party lines. Pirro became Westchester County’s first female judge when she was sworn in on January 1, 1991. For two years, she served as a judge.
Jeanine Pirro District Attorney
Pirro became the first woman to hold the position of Westchester County District Attorney when she was elected in November 1993. She was re-elected in 1997 and 2001. On May 23, 2005, Pirro stated that she would not seek re-election to a fourth term as Westchester County District Attorney. Anne Scripps Douglas, a Scripps newspaper heiress, was cruelly bludgeoned in the head with a hammer by her estranged husband, Scott Douglas, as she slept in their Bronxville, New York, home on December 31, 1993, just hours before Pirro’s midnight inauguration as District Attorney.
Scott Douglas had fled the site by the time police arrived. On January 6, Anne Scripps Douglas died in a hospital. Scott Douglas later took his own life by jumping off the Tappan Zee Bridge. Pirro, who was already well-known as a zealous prosecutor of domestic violence cases, was a frequent media presence between the murder and the discovery of Scott Douglas’ body in Riverdale in early March 1994. When O.J. Simpson was arrested for the murder of his ex-wife in June 1994, Pirro rose to prominence as a frequent contributor on network and cable television news, appearing frequently as an analyst on Nightline, Larry King Live, and Geraldo.
Pirro launched a major remodeling of the district attorney’s facilities and expanded to an extra floor of the county courthouse within months of entering office. To help Pirro’s expanding image, $20,000 was spent on a new kitchenette and a media room; extra expenditures were made to rebuild her personal office with mahogany. Pirro was the New York State District Attorneys Association’s first female president. She was also nominated to chair the New York State Commission on Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board by then-Governor George Pataki while serving as district attorney.
Its study and recommendations led to the passage of legislation that strengthened the protections and safeguards for domestic violence victims. She continually declined to reopen the case of Angela Correa’s murder by Jeffrey Deskovic during her tenure as district attorney. Deskovic was wrongfully accused of the murder of Correa, who was 15 at the time, in 1990, and spent 16 years in prison before being exonerated by DNA evidence; the true killer eventually confessed to the crime. Deskovic eventually won a $41.6 million wrongful conviction lawsuit against Daniel Stephens and Westchester County.
Jeanine Pirro Politics
Pirro ran for the Republican Senate candidacy against Hillary Clinton in 2006 but pulled out to accept the nomination for New York Attorney Main, which she lost to Democrat Andrew Cuomo in the general election.
Jeanine Pirro Fox News
Pirro has been a regular contributor to The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, a syndicated morning discussion show. She has appeared as a guest analyst on Today, Fox NY Good Day New York, and the Today Show. Pirro is a Fox News legal analyst who has appeared on numerous shows, including Larry King Live, The Joy Behar Show, and Geraldo at Large. She appeared on Fox’s late-night satire show Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld on a regular basis. Pirro is the anchor of Justice with Judge Jeanine, a Fox News show that debuted in January 2011.
The show airs on weekends and focuses on the week’s most important legal stories. Pirro said in 2014 that ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been “released by Obama in 2009.” Baghdadi, on the other hand, was detained until 2004, when he was released by the Bush administration. On her show Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro in March 2019, she chastised Rep. Ilhan Omar for doubting American Jews’ devotion to the US, sarcastically asking if Omar’s Muslim faith meant she was more devoted to Sharia law than the US constitution. She stated, ” “Omar wears a headscarf, which the Quran instructs women to wear in order to avoid being molested (33:59).
Is her support for this Islamic ideology indicative of her support for Sharia law, which is incompatible with the US constitution?” Pirro’s statement was heavily criticized by Fox News. Pirro then defended her words, claiming she didn’t want to imply that Representative Omar was anti-American because of her beliefs, but rather to spark a conversation.
Fox News decided not to air her show on March 16, 2019, instead of airing a repeat of a Scandal episode in its place. On March 17, CNN reported that Fox News had suspended Pirro, and President Trump responded on Twitter: “@JudgeJeanine Pirro, please return. Stop putting so much effort into being politically correct; it will only pull you down. Instead, fight for our country.”
On March 30, 2019, Justice with Judge Jeanine returned to the airwaves. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, she hosted the show from her home in March 2020. Pirro did not appear on screen for the first 15 minutes due to “technical issues,” with Jackie Ibaez filling in, and when she did, she was untidy and slurring her speech, leading to the widespread assumption that she was inebriated.
She was even observed taking down a drink with a straw after a commercial break. Pirro was an active proponent on her show after the 2020 US presidential election of bogus charges about voting machine fraud that purportedly stole the election from Donald Trump.
On their shows, hosts Lou Dobbs and Maria Bartiromo also encouraged lies. In December 2020, Smartmatic, a voting machine manufacturer that had been falsely accused of colluding with competitor Dominion Voting Systems to rig the election, sent Fox News a letter demanding retractions that “must be published on multiple occasions” to “match the attention and audience targeted with the original defamatory publications.” Days later, all three shows aired the identical video segment denying the false charges, but none of the hosts personally issued retractions.
Pirro works at Fox News as the host of Fox News Channel’s Justice with Judge Jeanine. At the station, she works alongside other Fox News anchors who include;
- Jamie Colby
- Byron York
- Trey Yingst
- Kiron Skinner
- Dan Springer
- Karl Rove
- Katie Pavlich
- Nicole Saphier
- Austin Westfall
- Anita Vogel
Jeanine Pirro Books
Pirro has six books to his credit, two of them are crime novels. To Punish and Protect: A DA’s Fight Against a System That Coddles Criminals was her debut book, published in 2003. To Punish and Protect: Against a System That Coddles Criminals was published in 2004. Pirro’s debut fiction book, Sly Fox: A Dani Fox Novel, was published in 2012 as a crime and legal thriller, and the second novel in the series, Clever Fox: A Dani Fox Novel, was published in 2014.
Her book Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy (2018) takes a look at Donald Trump’s presidency as well as the politics of the anti-Trump movement. “The next episode in the growing liberal attack on our most basic values,” according to Radicals, Resistance, and Revenge: The Left’s Plot to Remake America (2019). On September 23, 2020, her book Don’t Lie to Me: and Stop Trying to Steal Our Freedom was released.
Jeanine Pirro Left Eye
Pirro’s Left Eye does not seem to align with the right one, so she probably has Strabismus. However, she has not talked about the eye condition at any time.
Jeanine Pirro House
She sold her Rye Mansion house at a price of $4,295,000.
Jeanine Pirro Daughter Wedding
Pirro’s daughter’s wedding was featured in a wedding magazine. Christi Pirro got married to her husband Zak Schwarzman on August 19 2017 in House Island Portland Harbor.