EXCLUSIVE: Judge Jeanine Pirro is going primetime. Fox News Channel is expected to announce Justice with Judge Jeanine, a new Saturday primetime program hosted by FNC legal analyst and former Westchester District Attorney Jeanine Pirro. The show, slated to debuting January 8 at 9 PM EST, will showcase Pirro’s legal take on the news of the week, current high profile cases, as well as other issues and trends in the world of crime and justice.
Pirro is the host of the Warner Bros.-distributed daytime syndicated court show Judge Jeanine Pirro, which runs on the Fox stations. In May, the show received its first Emmy nomination. Pirro served as a court judge in Westchester County, the first woman in the county’s history to do so, before serving as Westchester County District Attorney for twelve years, garnering nationwide attention, especially in cases regarding domestic abuse. She was the first female to prosecute murder cases in county history. In 1997 Pirro was appointed by then Governor George Pataki to chair the New York State Commission on Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board, whose findings resulted in legislation being passed that increased protections and safeguards for domestic violence victims. On the political side, in 2006 she was the Republican nominee for New York State Attorney General, losing to Andrew Cuomo in the general election.