Sunny Hostin Biography

Sunny Hostin is an American lawyer, social commentator, columnist and journalist. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

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Birthday: October 20, 1968

Nationality: American

Famous: Lawyers Journalists

Age: 51 Years, 51 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Libra

Also Known As: Asunción Cummings

Born in: New York City, New York

Famous as: Lawyer

Height: 5'9" (175 cm), 5'9" Females


Spouse/Ex-: Emmanuel Hostin (m. 1998)

father: William Cummings

mother: Rosa Beza

children: Gabriel Hostin, Paloma Hostin

City: New York City

U.S. State: New Yorkers

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education: Binghamton University, Notre Dame Law School

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Sunny Hostin, born as Asunción Cummings, is an American lawyer, social commentator, columnist, and multi-platform journalist. She works for ABC News as its senior legal correspondent and analyst. Besides this, she also co-hosts the channel’s morning talk show called ‘The View’. Apart from ABC, Hostin has also served as a commentator for other channels in the past, such as Fox News, Court TV, and CNN. As a lawyer, she has worked in the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division. Talking about the honors she has received, Hostin was jointly nominated for the ‘Daytime Emmy Award’ under the category Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host along with her famous colleagues Joy Behar, Paula Faris, Jedediah Bila and Candace Cameron Bure. She was also honoured with a Special Achievement Award for her prosecution of sex offenders. On a personal note, Hostin is a straight-forward and strong woman. She has been married since 1998 and lives with her husband and two children in Purchase, New York. Talking of her religious affiliation, she is Catholic.

  • Sunny Hostin started her law career as a clerk to Robert M. Bell, a retired Chief Judge of Maryland Court of Appeals. Later, she served as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division. After leaving the division, she became a federal prosecutor dealing with child sex crimes. Hostin then joined Court TV and started her television career as a commentator.
  • Soon after this, she appeared on the Fox News show ‘The O'Reilly Factor’ where she regularly debated with Megyn Kelly and Bill O'Reilly. In September 2007, the American lawyer was signed by CNN as the legal analyst for the network’s show ‘American Morning’. Then in 2014, she frequently appeared as a guest contributor on ABC’s talk show ‘The View’. Two years later, she joined ABC News as the Senior Legal Correspondent and analyst. Hostin also became the permanent co-host of ‘The View’ for its twentieth season.
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Personal Life
  • Sunny Hostin was born as Asunción Cummings on October 20, 1968 in New York City, New York, USA, to William Cummings and Rosa Beza. She was raised in the Bronx, New York City and attended the all-girls Dominican Academy. She then studied at the Binghamton University and obtained her undergraduate degree in communications from there. Later, she received her law degree from the Notre Dame Law School.
  • Talking about Hostin’s love life, she married orthopaedic doctor Emmanuel Hostin in 1998. The couple has two kids, Gabriel and Paloma. The family currently lives in Purchase, New York. Sunny Hostin is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. She is active on social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

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