Jeanine Pirro Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 May, 2019
Facts of Jeanine Pirro
Date of Birth: 1951 , June-2
Age: 68 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Jeanine Pirro
Birth Name Jeanine Ferris Pirro
Father Nasser Ferris
Mother Esther Ferris
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Elmira, New York
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity Mixed: Arabian-American
Profession Prosecutor/Attorney/TV personality
Working For Fox News Channel
Net Worth $12 million
Body Measurements 37-26-37 inches
Breast Size 37 in
Waist size 26 in
Hip Size 37 in
Weight in KG 57 kg
Married NA
Married to Albert Pirro (m. 1975-2013)
Children Alexander Pirro, Christi Pirro
Divorce Albert Pirro in 2013
Education University of Buffalo
Awards Daytime Emmy Award 2011
TV Show Judge Jeanine Pirro
Books Liars, Leakers and Liberals,
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Jeanine Pirro is a successful judge, prosecutor, Legal Analyst, and TV personality. She hosts a legal show Justice with Judge Jeanine on the Fox News Channel. The show premiered on the Fox News Channel in January 2011.  She has appeared on various TV shows to analyze difficult legal situations.

A Republican started her career as an assistant attorney at the Westchester County Court in 1975. A J.D. graduate then became a judge of the Court in 1990 and served next three years. 

She may have dropped out of the race, but her extraordinary work made her influential and more powerful. In the year 1997, she was appointed by George Pataki, who was the governor at that time, to chair the New York State Commission on Domestic Violence Fatalities and it was one of the biggest achievements in her life. She even ran a nomination in the senator race in 2006 from New York. 

Early Life And Education Of Jeanine Pirro

Jeanine Pirro was born on 2 June 1951, in Elmira, New York, United States of America. Her nationality is American and belongs to mixed descent. She was born to father Nasser Ferris and Esther Ferris.  

Her father was a mobile-home salesman and her mother was a model. She was interested to be an attorney from the age of six.

She completed her high school diploma from the Notre Dame High School. During she was in high school, she interned in the Chemung County District Attorney’s office. Pirro the enrolled at the University of Buffalo from there, she earned a B.A. degree with magna cum laude. She then joined the Albany Law School to earn her J.D degree. During law school, she was an editor of the law review. She follows Roman Catholic practices.

Jeannie Pirro's Career

Attorney Career

In 1975, she joined as an Assistant District Attorney at the Westchester County Court. Her major tasks were writing appeals and handling minor cases. She proved herself as a successful prosecutor with an almost 100% conviction rate.

Pirro created a cell for crimes against children and women. She became a judge of the court in November 1990. She served in the office for three years.

She then elected as the District Attorney; which she retained till 2005. She became the first female President of the New York State District Attorneys Association. She also chaired the NY State Commission on Domestic Violence Fatalities from January 1997-December 2005.

In 2005, Pirro announced that she would seek the Republican nomination to challenge the first-term incumbent Senator Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, in the 2006 election for US Senator from New York. Other Republicans also nominated for the post and they were John Spencer, William Brenner and Edward Cox.

But, she dropped out of the Senate race after facing pressure from the party chiefs in December 2005. Republican Party later announced John Spencer was the nominee for the Senate race.

In 2016, Presidential election race, she supported Donald Trump. She is a good friend of POTUS Donald Trump and wishes to be an Attorney General of the Trump administration.

Media Career

Former judge Jeannie Pirro has been a regular contributor to several shows including The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet. She is a legal analyst for Fox News and appears on various shows and also makes guest appearances in other shows.

In May 2008, Pirro started a new TV show Judge Jeannie Pirro on The CW. Thr show was the network’s daytime lineup and aired two episodes daily. It was distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television. In May 2010, she won first Emmy nomination and in 2011, received the Daytime Emmy Award. Unfortunately, the show was canceled in September 2011 due to low ratings.

Pirro hosts the Fox News Channel show Justice with Judge Jeannie, as of June 2018. The first episode of the show premiered in January 2011. Since then, the show is airing at Fox News on weekends and it focuses on the big legal stories of the week.

Jeannie Pirro's Net Worth, Salary, House

Judge Jeannie Pirro’s net worth is $5 million, as of June 2018, as per the Richest. But, the Celebrity Net Worth claims her net worth is $12 million, as of June 2018. She has mostly earned her income from her successful attorney as well as television career.

According to a source, Fox News attorney earns $80K-$250K annually for hosting their shows. So, her salary is in somewhere in the above range. She has also released four nonfiction books which are available on Amazon. 

In 2015, she listed her custom-built mansion in Harrison, New York for $4.995 million. But, she could not sell the property and re-listed a year later with a new price of $4.75 million, Variety reported.

The home was built in 1988 and it cost just $425K to have built it. The custom house features 12 rooms including a family room with a fireplace, a library, and a two-story entry hall.

She resides in a lavish home in West Palm Beach house, Florida with her children.

Jeannie Pirro's Personal Life, Married, Husband, Divorce

Jeannie Pirro is possibly single. She has not been linked to anyone romantically following her divorce with former husband Albert Pirro in 2013.

In the year 2000, her husband was found guilty of federal tax evasion and conspiracy. The amount of the tax evasion was close to $1 million.

She dated Albert Pirro for sometimes. The couple wed in the year 1975. But after a long married life, they decided to go their separate ways in 2007. After six years, they finalized their divorce in 2013. She has two children with her former husband; Alexander Pirro and Christi Pirro.

Children

Her daughter Christi Pirro is also following her mother’s footprints. She has been working as a law-clerk for few years. After completing her law degree, she worked as a law clerk to Chief Jude Arthur, J. Gonzalez at Bankruptcy Court, SDNY.

She then worked with Weil Gotshal and Manges. As of June 2018, she is working as a restructuring associate with another law firm Kirkland and Ellis LLP.

Pirro is an avid animal lover. She has adopted pet dogs and pet pigs. She has kept pigs for several years. She once owned a pig house and a pig pool. She also got traveling regularly for her show and give speeches.

She is active on social sites like Facebook, Instagram. She mostly shares her daily lives via her Instagram.

Age, Body Measurement and Other Facts

  • Age: As of 2019, Jeanine Pirro is 67 years old.
  • Birth Sign: Gemini
  • Height: She is five feet six inches tall.
  • Weight: She weighs 57 kg (129 pounds).
  • Body Measurement: She has a perfect body measurement size of 37-26-37 inches.
  • Workout: She regularly does workout to maintain her physical fitness. She focuses on Soul Cycle and spinning at least three times a week.  
  • Hair Color: She has a dark brown hair color.
  • Eyes Color: Her eyes are dark brown in color.

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