Sunny Hostin, born as Asunción Cummings Hostin on 20th October 1968 in New York City, is a lawyer and a columnist. In addition, she’s a social commentator and a multi-progressive journalist.
Hostin is most renowned for her involvement in ABC News where she serves as the Senior Legal Correspondent and Analyst. Moreover, she’s also the co-host of The View - an American morning talk show from the same broadcasting company - alongside Abby Huntsman, Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, and Meghan McCain.
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Sunny, who’s a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, was born to parents Roza Beza and William Cummings. Her mother was Puerto Rican while her father was African American. Raised in Bronx, New York, her maternal grandfather belonged to Sephardic Jewish descent.
Sunny studied at all-girls Dominican Academy and is fluent in both English and Spanish. She graduated from Binghampton University with a B.A. in English and Rhetoric. Moreover, she completed her J.D. from Notre Dame Law School.
Sunny Hostin is married to her husband, Emmanuel Hostin
Sunny Hostin with her husband, Emmanuel Hostin.
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Sunny Hostin tied the knot with orthopedic surgeon husband, Emmanuel Hostin, in August 1998. The couple shares two children. Their first kid was a son named Gabriel, born on 15th August 2002.
Four years later, the couple welcomed their daughter Paloma on 5th May 2006. The entire family of four lives in Purchase, New York.
Sunny and Emmanuel are quite clearly in a blissful relationship. Speaking in an interview, she said:
I couldn’t have found a more loving and brilliant person in my life. If I hadn’t gone on that double date, I would have never known him. I am extremely lucky to have a husband like him. He is a darling and has given me two beautiful angels.
The talk show host added, Emmanuel is always there to support her through thick and thin. “Without him, I would have been nothing.”
Sunny Hostin and her husband Emmanuel Hostin with their kids in an adorable family picture.
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The couple is evidently pretty close to each other. In fact, they even co-own Alvin & Friends restaurant in New Rochelle.
Emmanuel, meanwhile, is a sports doctor and an orthopedic surgeon who graduated from John Hopkins University School of Medicine. He currently works in Long Island, New York, after receiving his medical license in 2002.
Hostin once left her daughter in a car
Sunny, who is subject to plastic surgery speculations amongst fans, is as honest a woman as they come. Speaking on Anderson Cooper 360 show on CNN in 2007, the lawyer revealed she and her partner once left their daughter - who was 14 months old at the time - in the car on a hot summer day.
The topic was brought up while discussing a similar incident in which a 22 months old baby passed away due to the negligence of the father.
The TV personality hosts her new show 'Truth About Murder with Sunny Hostin'
Sunny Hostin is the host of the new show 'Truth About Murder with Sunny Hostin' (2019).
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Sunny Hostin is looking to connect to her audience on a completely different level with her new show Truth About Murder With Sunny Hostin, where she hopes to discover the untold truth about the most complex cases in the States.
The series is six episodes long, where Hostin travels across the nation to uncover the truth behind several cases. She talks with lawyers, detectives as well as the families of the victims in an attempt to connect the dots.
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A notably perplexing case is the one where a husband returns home to find his pregnant wife murdered in Santa Ana, California. Likewise, there's this other case that involves a small town in Michigan going into disarray following the murder of a young mother.
When the show was confirmed to air, Hostin expressed:
In this series, Investigation Discovery has given me a tremendous opportunity to tell the real story of these crimes that have affected the communities that we live in and talk to those most impacted by these cases.
The talk show host who's also got a new investigative podcast "Have You Seen This Man?', added, she knows the show will heal the wounds of those affected and provide a platform to make their voice heard.
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Prior to the series premiere, Hostin, the holder of an impressive net worth of $2 million, took time to speak with ET, where she talked about her inspiration behind the show as well as the misconceptions people tend to carry regarding the justice system.