Sunny Hostin is no ordinary Latina – American lawyer but also a successful columnist, multi-platform journalist, and social commentator. A happily married woman and mother of two, Hostin is the Senior Legal Correspondent and Analyst for ABC News and co-host of ABC’s popular morning talk show, The View. She is a legal expert popularly known as a former assistant of the United States Attorney who has worked on various provocative issues and high-profile criminal cases.
Who is Sunny Hostin? Early Life
Sunny Hostin was born as Asunción Cummings on October 20, 1968, in New York City, to William Cummings and Rosa Beza. Sunny attended an all-girls school – Dominican Academy and later bagged a degree in Communications from the Binghamton University. She further earned a Law degree from Notre Dame Law School (NDLS).
Raised in a violent neighborhood in New York, Hostin always had a strong drive to not only succeed but pull her family out of poverty as well as make the world a better place. Her passion for law was compelled by horrifying childhood experiences where she watched an uncle get almost stabbed to death and her father’s friend murdered in front of a candy store in her neighborhood. These experiences helped shape her career direction especially as a prosecutor fighting for justice.
Hostin kicked off her career as a law clerk to Robert M. Bell, a retired Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals. She later became a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice as well as a federal prosecutor.
In her television career, Hostin has served as a commentator for various channels such as Court TV, Fox News, CNN, and ABC. Her first switch to television was as a commentator on Court TV. Through hard work, she later moved to The O’Reilly Factor daily show on Fox News featuring regularly alongside Bill O’Reilly and Megyn Kelly. Hostin served as a host and legal analyst at CNN from 2007 to 2016. While featuring on various morning shows for CNN such as American Morning, New Day, Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin, AC360, and AC360 Later, Sunny handled in-depth analysis and coverage of a plethora of legal cases centering on social justice issues. Hostin also wrote and co-produced a popular weekly news column for CNN called Sunny’s Law which helped viewers deal with challenges and questions on various issues.
Prior to her joining CNN, Hostin was an ABC News co-anchor from 2011 to 2012 on shows such as World News Now and America This Morning. From 2014, Sunny Hostin made frequent appearances as a guest contributor on ABC’s daytime talk show The View. Asides eventually becoming a permanent co-host on the show, she is now also an analyst and a senior legal correspondent for ABC News.
Hostin’s industry efforts have earned her some accolades. She was honored with a Special Achievement Award by Attorney General Janet Reno for her work as a prosecutor against child sex crimes and crimes against women. Sunny’s work as a correspondent for ABC’s Good Morning America and as a correspondent for the ABC News special The President and the People has won her two Emmys. She is also a Daytime Emmy Award nominee. Alongside some of her famous colleagues, Hostin was nominated for the Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host award category.
Sunny Hostin’s Net Worth
In addition to her already dense résumé, Hostin was a Managing Director of Business Intelligence and Investigations at Kroll, a leading risk-consulting company. The multi-talented journalist and professional achiever is also a public speaker. Though Hostin’s exact salary figures from her various endeavors are unknown, we do know she has an estimated net worth of $2 million, a value expected to appreciate with her meteoric rise.
Sunny Hostin’s parents are William Cummings and Rosa Beza. Though American by nationality, Sunny is of mixed ethnicity as her father was of African American origin and her mother was Puerto Rican. While there is no further information available about any other member of her family, we do know that Hostin was raised by her parents in Bronx, New York.
Family, Husband, Children
As earlier mentioned, Sunny Hostin is a happily married woman and mother of two who juggles family with her busy career life. She is married to Emmanuel Hostin an orthopedic surgeon. The union which has been going strong since August 8, 1998, has produced two children, a son Gabriel, and a daughter Paloma. The couple live a happy life in Purchase, New York and show no signs of a split.
Hostin who speaks fluent English and Spanish has an active social media life. She has a huge fan base across various social networking platforms with over 66,000 followers on Instagram, 47,000 plus followers on Facebook and 97,000 plus on Twitter.