Asunción “Sunny” Hostin is a well respected legal expert and TV personality, who is often called upon for her clear analysis of top criminal cases in the news and to help demystify the everyday legal challenges Americans face.
Hostin has served as a contributing legal analyst for CNN's weekday and weekend reporting as well as Headline News since September 2007. She joined CNN from the Fox News Channel, where she was seen weekly on The O’Reilly Factor’s “Is It Legal?” segment, providing legal analysis and debate on various provocative issues and high-profile cases. Hostin also appeared regularly on Court TV.
Hostin is also a managing director of business intelligence and investigations at Kroll, where she leads teams of investigators from all over the world as they investigate fraud and corruption.
Previously, Hostin served as an assistant U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C., where she was awarded a Special Achievement Award for her work as a child sex crimes prosecutor. She also served as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. While in private practice, Hostin specialized in the litigation of employment, securities and criminal matters. As a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel, Hostin also represented criminal defendants in federal district court in New York. Hostin has also been an adjunct professor of evidence at Pace Law School.
Hostin earned her bachelor's degree from Binghamton University and her law degree from the University of Notre Dame School of Law.