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‘The View’: Sunny Hostin Shuts Down Meghan McCain After She Interrupts Her

Meghan McCain is at it again on The View and this time she had a small tiff with co-host Sunny Hostin. The ladies were talking about Kamala Harris pulling out of the presidential race when things heated up. Tensions always rise when the daytime hosts tackle politics and this time was not the exception.

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Hostin brought up the point that she didn’t understand how Harris was polling higher than Amy Klobuchar and the latter was still in the run. McCain chimed in saying that Klobuchar’s “statistical numbers were trending upwards” while Harris’ were doing the opposite.

“Actually… if you look at the polling…,” Hostin rebutted.

“I look at the polling every day, everybody knows that,” McCain snarked back.

Hostin went on to cite polling numbers from all the other candidates and when Joy Behar asked if Harris had less campaign money, McCain tried to interject.

“Can I finish, please?” McCain asked.

“I’m actually not finished speaking but that’s fine,” Hostin clapped back and shut down her conservative co-host in the process.

After this remark, McCain pouted, crossed her arms in disapproval and said, “just forget it.” Behar couldn’t help but laugh at McCain throwing, yet, another tantrum on-air.

You can watch the exchange starting at the 2:30 mark below.

Fans react to Meghan McCain’s latest fit

The View promotes debate amongst its viewers and after the segment aired on TV, fans were quick to add their opinions.

“Tired of Meghan McCain being disrespectful to Sunny. She talks over her and makes rude remarks while Sunny is speaking. Abby feels she too can treat Sunny the same way. It’s laughable that they tried to argue with her about the things have to face in our society,” a fan tweeted.

“Sunny is actually putting in her place now and standing up to her,” another fan added.

“Why must Meghan always resort to snarky when someone says something to her? That is such an irritating habit of hers that she does continuously,” a viewer said.

“Meghan McCain, you seriously crossed your arms? Seriously? When will the TV tantrums stop?” another viewer questioned.

“I’m always amazed at how full of herself is,” a Twitter user wrote. “She actually seems to think her opinion is the only one that matters, much like how she thinks only the middle of the country matters. It’s great when she sits there like a bump on a log not talking.”

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Recurring spar with Joy Behar

McCain has a recurring spar with Behar, who also serves as a moderator in absence of Whoopi Goldberg. While the former is a conservative, the latter is a liberal and they both clash on ideas often. Despite their differences in politics, there is a true friendship behind-the-scenes.

“It really hurts my feelings!” McCain said on Entertainment Tonight of reports there is bad blood between her and Behar. “It genuinely hurts my feelings because our dressing rooms are next door to each other and you and I have the same emotional reaction to things — sometimes in different ways — but we’re both upset equally, the equal amount of the same things. And I wish people would give us a break, for real.”

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Sunny Hostin on Taking a Different Approach to True Crime With ‘Truth About Murder’

The ‘View’ co-host and former federal prosecutor talks to The Hollywood Reporter In Studio about highlighting the stories of victims and their loved ones, rather than trying to get inside the minds of cold-blooded killers.

The View’s Sunny Hostin is equally known for her tell-it-like-it-is attitude as she is for her empathetic approach to discussing important topics with her interview subjects. She flexes the latter skill on her new Investigation Discovery series, Truth About Murder With Sunny Hostin.

Sidestepping the blueprint for most true crime re-enactment shows, Hostin — who serves as both host and executive producer — is highlighting the stories of victims and their loved ones, rather than trying to get inside the minds of cold-blooded killers. The TV personality and former federal prosecutor recently opened up to The Hollywood Reporter In Studio about why she wanted to shift the narrative.

“I wanted to talk to the community members that are deeply affected by what happens when there is a heinous crime right next door…. It really was . I called my husband after every shoot and he was like, ‘You sound weird.’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’ve been crying,'” she recounted. “In some sense, it was cathartic because I felt like every single person said, ‘Thanks for letting me tell my story.’ And I thought, ‘Oh, wow, thanks for honoring me by sharing it’ — because it’s hard for victims to share.”

Hostin — who, during her tenure as a prosecutor, specialized in child sex crimes — added, “It was harder than I thought it would be. I was a prosecutor for a pretty long time, but this felt different.”

As executive producer, it was up to Hostin to find the stories she wanted to tell and then narrow them down to six episodes. During this process, she said that inclusivity was closely considered. “That was really important to me. I wanted to talk about people of color, I wanted to talk about women and I wanted to explore the LGBTQ community,” Hostin explained. “I looked for cases like that because those stories are too often not told. I looked for them and they were everywhere. It was really difficult but I think we found the most compelling and those that were not told…I really wanted to give voice to the voiceless.”

Asked how her duties on The View — which just entered its 23rd season and also features co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Abby Huntsman and Meghan McCain — compare with making Truth About Murder, Hostin joked, “I don’t get interrupted as much.”

Still, she believes there is crossover between the two gigs: “I try to be pretty even-handed most of the time and my mantra is, ‘No one does you better than you.’ So, I just try to do me and be myself. I think viewers get that from me and I think the folks that I interviewed got that. What you see is what you get. I’m not an actress. I just put it out there.”

For more from Hostin — including her philosophy on handling on-camera arguments with her “dysfunctional family” on The View, as well as which Democratic presidential candidates have impressed her the most as guests on the talk show — watch the video above.

Truth About Murder With Sunny Hostin premieres on Investigation Discovery on Oct. 22 at 10 p.m.

The View co-host Sunny Hostin will be moonlighting on a different network.

Hostin will host and executive a new Investigation Discovery series, tentatively titled The Whole Truth With Sunny Hostin. The six-episode series will debut later this year.

In the program, Hostin will travel around the country and cover some of the nation’s most controversial homicides.

“Becoming a part of the Investigation Discovery family has been a dream come true for me,” said Hostin in a statement. “I have spent my career trying to tell the stories of the voiceless and the forgotten and being able to use what I have learned during my career as a federal prosecutor and my passion for journalism and storytelling to shed light on these complex, multi-dimensional and powerful cases is an opportunity of a lifetime.”

In addition to co-hosting The View, Hostin is senior legal correspondent for ABC News. She previously spent 12 years as a federal prosecutor.

ID chief Henry Schlieff called Hostin “the ultimate triple threat: a great journalist, top prosecutor and a woman whose personal background gives her special insight and compassion into these tragic stories. This unique constellation of skills, experience and character along with her advocacy for those who are most vulnerable, is at the heart of this series.”

When Sunny Hostin was six years old, her uncle was stabbed as she looked on. Just over a year later, she witnessed a friend’s father murdered in front of a candy store in her neighborhood in the Bronx.

“Those incidents shaped who I am,” says Hostin, a CNN legal analyst and frequent guest host on ABC’s popular talk show The View. “Those experiences made me strong—there’s nothing I can’t handle. They also informed my career direction. I think I became a prosecutor in large part because of those experiences.”

Today, Hostin, 45, whose mother is Puerto Rican and father is African American, is, for many television viewers, their go-to media analyst for high-profile, complicated legal cases, particularly those with a racial component. Viewers trust Hostin, a former federal prosecutor, not only to break down a legal case but also to provide the emotional context around hot-button cases. They know that she’s been there—and often is not afraid to take a stand.

Most recently, Hostin was on the scene in Ferguson, Missouri, providing insight into the racially charged incident in which Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teenager, was shot and killed by a white police officer. This time, her trademark reporting style of incisive legal analysis combined with an empathetic demeanor was tinged with frustration, even outrage, that the same story line—involving racial profiling, violence against an unarmed black man, and public uproar—was being played out once again. It was easy to imagine many viewers across the country nodding in agreement as she expressed the anger they were feeling.

One of Hostin’s colleagues, Regina M. Jansen, a senior trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, sums up Hostin’s universal appeal: “As a leading attorney, Sunny is a brilliant woman. Her talents also include incredible emotional intelligence. She comes from humble beginnings that taught her how to relate to diverse people, both class and culture. She is a kind and generous person, always carrying humility with her in all of her circles. From the moment you meet Sunny, you see a beautiful woman who disarms you with her great wit and humor. She’s a wonderful gift.”
That a young Puerto Rican-African American girl, the child of teenage parents raised in poverty in the South Bronx, rose to become one of the country’s most trusted legal analysts is startling (and also echoes the story of Hostin’s hero, Sonia Sotomayor; see sidebar, page 45).

“I was more likely to become a statistic,” says Hostin.
Sunny Hostin, whose real first name is AsunciÓn, credits her success in large part to her parents, Rosa and William. Her mother became pregnant with Sunny in high school, and she and William were married three weeks before Sunny was born. Rosa had dreamed of becoming a lawyer, and William longed to be a doctor, but an infant daughter quickly derailed those plans. William got a job as computer analyst, and Rosa stayed home with Sunny. They lived with William’s mother in the South Bronx until they could afford their own place. Rosa’s mother, who didn’t speak English, provided support as well.

“My parents made huge sacrifices for me,” says Hostin. “We would go out to restaurants, and they would make sure that I ordered first, then would see how much money they had left over so they knew what they could order. I was their everything. They often said their only goal in life was to make sure that 
I succeeded.”
It certainly helped that Hostin had the smarts. She started reading when she was four—not Green Eggs and Ham but The New York Times. She began kindergarten a year early and skipped fifth grade. She started high school at 12 and college at 16 (Binghamton University, on full academic scholarship).

Growing up, Hostin was acutely aware of her race and ethnicity.

“My parents would tell me stories about when they would go to Georgia to visit an uncle who was in the armed services, and the KKK would run them out of town because they assumed my mother was white and she was with a black man. And that racism wasn’t just in the South. When they tried to get an apartment in Manhattan, they kept getting turned down. So my mother applied for the apartment on her own, and instead of using her birth name, Rosa, she used the name Rose on the applications. She got the apartment. And then there we were, the chocolate chips, showing up on moving day!”

The prejudice wasn’t just coming from the outside.

“My grandparents didn’t want my parents to get married,” she says. “My mother’s side was very concerned about ‘passing’ in society and thought that her being married to a black man with a black daughter would doom us to a more difficult life. My father’s family gave him pushback because my father was the golden child. His brother had drug problems and spent time in prison, as did some of his cousins. I would say my mother was never truly accepted by his family.”

Growing up in the midst of violence, but in a loving home that encouraged her to succeed, drew Hostin to the law. She earned her law degree from Notre Dame University. She says she was driven not only to pull herself and her family out of poverty and away from violence but also to help others find justice and make the world a better place. Her background helped make her successful. “As a prosecutor, I would go into the ghetto and interview people,” she says. “I was very comfortable doing that. It also helped me gain trust as both a prosecutor and a TV reporter—people see that I came from the same place. They know I’m not some sort of rich-kid television anchor who can’t relate to people.”

After graduating from law school, Hostin worked as a law clerk, then moved into private practice. Next, she joined the Department of Justice’s antitrust unit but wanted to work on something more meaningful, so she became an assistant United States attorney specializing in child sex crimes, at which she thrived. She was honored by then Attorney General Janet Reno with a Special Achievement Award for her prosecution of child sexual predators.

Hostin then moved into the private sector as a managing director of business intelligence and investigations at Kroll, the world’s leading risk consulting company.

By this stage, Hostin was financially secure and successful beyond her parents’ wildest dreams. But she still wasn’t satisfied. She wanted to make a bigger impact.

So she joined Court TV as a commentator in 2006, which led to a spot on Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor. Her ability to quickly parse and analyze a complicated legal case and flawlessly (and fearlessly) debate O’Reilly and others caught the attention of CNN President Jonathan Klein, who signed her to a contract in 2007 as the legal analyst on CNN’s flagship morning show, American Morning.

Hostin’s star rose quickly. She has covered many of the foremost legal and political stories of the last seven years, including the Bernie Madoff investment fraud, the Eliot Spitzer prostitution investigation, the Michael Vick dogfighting ring, the Duke University rape scandal, and the State of Florida v. George Zimmerman trial following the death of Trayvon Martin. As a result, increasingly she has been invited to publish scholarly and popular articles and to moderate and speak on panels at universities and nonprofit organizations across the country.

Hostin considers the 2012 George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case the turning point in her career. Zimmerman—a Latino-Caucasian man who fatally shot Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old African American—was acquitted under Florida’s “stand-your-ground” law (essentially on grounds of self-defense), which led to a firestorm of protest.

Up until that incendiary case, Hostin says she was hampered by two factors: she was tied to the studio, and she held great admiration for broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien.

“When I first started at CNN, Soledad O’Brien was doing her Black in America series,” explains Hostin. “I was such a fan. I would watch her on the air and look at how she did her hair and the way she spoke and how she held herself, and for a good year I was probably doing a Soledad O’Brien impersonation. I wasn’t being authentic.

“But the Trayvon Martin story changed that. I had been a studio analyst, and now I begged to leave the studio and go report in the field. I told them, ‘You guys are sending out reporters with no legal background. The bottom line is that I’m going to see things in that courtroom that no one else can see. I can establish relationships with the lawyers that no one else can. They know me—I’m one of them.’

“They agreed, and so when I got into the field, I was completely in my element. Because of my training, and because I’m also the mother of a black boy, a child of color, I felt like I was meant to cover this case. And from then on out, I wasn’t playing Soledad O’Brien anymore—I was playing myself on TV. I was the best Sunny Hostin that I could be.”

Hostin makes no apologies about establishing a position on certain cases, such as the George Zimmerman trial. She is the voice of indignant righteousness. As a multiracial reporter and analyst (as well as being African American and Puerto Rican, she has a Sephardic Jewish grandfather), people from all backgrounds—both sources and the audience—naturally gravitate to her. Her deep understanding of what it’s like to be black or brown in America informs her reporting. “I understand the plight of black men in America because they look like my father,” she says.

While Hostin says that her gender informs her reporting, being a mother is a greater factor: she and her husband, Emmanuel, an orthopedic surgeon, have two children, an 11-year-old son, Gabriel, and an 8-year-old daughter, Paloma. When reporting on the influx of refugee children from Central America into the United States, she looks at the issue from the perspective of a mother parting with her children and sending them unaccompanied to give them a better life. “I don’t look at it as a border crisis,” she says. “I look at it through a humanitarian lens. If a mother would take a chance sending her child alone to America, then her situation must be very dire.”

Even as her career has taken off, Hostin still frets. Could she be effecting more change? Should she return to the U.S. attorneys’ office and head up the child sex crimes unit, for example?

Recently, Hostin talked with Anderson Cooper’s executive producer at CNN, Charlie Moore, and voiced her reservations. He told her, “You are able to reach millions of people. That gives you a great platform. This is your life’s work.”

“That completely changed my perspective,” she says. “I finally realized that being a legal analyst, bringing the judicial system to so many people, is in and of itself important work.

That platform also makes Hostin a role model—or, as she prefers to call it, “a possibility model.”

“I believe in leading by example. Leaders have to be authentic, make tough decisions, and be honest,” Hostin says. “You have to work hard and be selfless. I am motivated by the notion that I can show what’s possible. Because there’s no way that the kid of teenage parents from the South Bronx should be where I am today. I should’ve been a statistic. But here I am.” DW

A Supreme Thrill
One Sunday this past summer, Sunny Hostin was greeting guests at the restaurant she and her husband own in New Rochelle, New York, Alvin & Friends. (Wondering how in the world she has time to run a restaurant? “Sleep is overrated,” she says.) The restaurant was expecting a private party that day, nothing out of the ordinary. Then, Hostin saw a clutch of black government cars drive up and Secret Service agents spill out. To her delight, she discovered that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was on the scene, celebrating her birthday.

“I just freaked out,” says Hostin. “She was my hero. Our stories are so similar—prosecuting attorneys, raised in the South Bronx by Puerto Rican mothers. I had followed her whole career, not just on the Supreme Court, but from when she was on the federal bench in New York.

“As she entered the restaurant, I went up to her and said, ‘Hi! I’m one of the owners of the restaurant and I’m so honored that you would choose to celebrate your birthday here.’

“Sonia said, ‘I know who you are. I am thrilled to meet you! I watch you on CNN all the time.’ Then she paused and said, ‘Oh my God, are you Latin?’ It was probably one of the best moments of my life.”

The View’s Sunny Hostin Shares How She Overcame The Odds To Make A True Impact

Part of the series “Women, Leadership and Vision”

Sunny Hostin

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In coaching and training many professional women around the world to find exciting ways to fulfill their highest potential, I’ve seen firsthand that thousands of individuals are drawn to building careers of significance that make a true positive impact in the world. Many long to leverage their passions, talents and skills in ways that help others rise and thrive. It’s inspiring to connect with people who are committed to propelling themselves forward in service of others. Sunny Hostin is one of those individuals.

Three-time Emmy winner Sunny Hostin is the co-host of “The View,” previously serving as the Senior Legal Correspondent for ABC News. Over her decade long career that has included working at CNN, Hostin has brought clarity and context to some of the biggest stories of our time including the Bernie Madoff scandal, unrest in Ferguson and Baltimore, Bill Cosby Rape Allegations and more. She hosts and executive produces a new six-episode documentary series titled “Truth About Murder with Sunny Hostin,” in which she shows viewers how cases are solved by examining evidence with law enforcement and forensic experts who were first assigned to the case. The series premieres on Investigation Discovery this Tuesday, October 22 at 10/9c.

During this new docuseries, Hostin travels to the sites of America’s most perplexing cases, interviewing detectives, prosecutors, coroners, and speaking with victims’ families to piece together the emotions, evidence and, ultimately, truth of the case. As a former undefeated federal prosecutor and current victims’ rights advocate, she uses her expertise to connect with investigators and law enforcement and get to the heart of what exactly happened. With each case, Hostin proves that justice is only really achieved when you uncover the truth. “Truth About Murder” is executive produced by Sunny Hostin, Hilary Estey McLoughlin and Terence Noonan for Lincoln Square Productions and Mike Sheridan and Joe Venafro for First Watch Productions.

ABC News just announced that Hostin is hosting a new podcast following the search for notorious murderer Lester Eubanks, on the run for over 45 years, “Have You Seen This Man?” Debuting next Wednesday, October 23rd, the six-part series pulls back the curtain on Eubanks’ crimes and prison escape, featuring exclusive interviews with key players who knew both Eubanks and his victim, never-before-heard details of his prison escape, and interviews with people who encountered Eubanks–using various aliases–since he’s been on the run.

Hostin shares below about her personal journey, lessons learned and her current mission in her professional work:

Kathy Caprino: What was it like growing up as a biracial, Afro-Latina woman in the South Bronx? What did you learn about yourself?

Sunny Hostin: I was raised to fully embrace both cultures and both identities. I spoke fluent Spanish and also was well-versed in African American culture. However, others were often confused by this and wanted me to choose an identity. As a child growing up in the late 60s and early 70s, interracial marriages weren’t that common. The Loving decision was handed down in 1967 so I definitely at times felt like a unicorn. I learned to fully embrace all parts of who I am completely. It has been a journey.

Caprino: What is one of the greatest obstacles you’ve had to overcome in your career?

Hostin: Always being the first can sometimes be difficult because there is no blueprint. I was first in my family to attend law school, first in my family to be a federal prosecutor, and first in my family to be a legal correspondent. First, first, first. I knew no one in any of the positions I found myself in. I had no one that could place a call for me to pave the road, to get my foot in the door, to cash in a favor.

Caprino: As an Emmy award winner, what advice would you give a young person pursuing their goals in the television business?

Hostin: Become an expert in an area that you are passionate about. I am passionate about criminal and social justice. I’ve been able to blend my love of storytelling and social justice. My work doesn’t feel like work—I almost can’t explain it. It just feels like what I was meant to do. I’ve won three Emmys now and each time has been for telling people’s stories, analyzing the law—it just feels right.

Caprino: You shared that a dream of yours has always been to give a voice to the voiceless. How are you working towards that dream and how do you encourage others to do the same?

Hostin: I’ve tried to do that every step of the way. I certainly did it as a federal prosecutor—I gave voice to victims by trying their abusers. I do it on The View every day—not a day goes by when someone doesn’t reach out to me on social media or email to thank me for being their voice. And my new show on Investigation Discovery is all about telling stories from the victims’ perspective. It really is my calling. My passion.

Caprino: You’ve said that you should live each day doing something for someone who can’t repay you. Can you share how you developed this mantra and how it has impacted your career trajectory, personal pursuits and new projects?

Hostin: That is actually a John Wooden quote–“You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.” It’s about generosity not of money but of spirit. So many people have been generous of spirit to me in my life starting with my parents and grandparents. And I am so blessed and fortunate that I always keep it in mind. If a kid from the South Bronx projects ended up living such a charmed life, I must share that generosity of spirit with others. Kindness goes a long way. Remembering someone’s name, birthdate, checking in on someone, listening or giving them a voice.

Caprino: What is your advice to people trying to advocate for meaningful change in the justice system?

Hostin: Everyone matters and everyone can effect change. Bang the drum. Make noise.

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The View host Sunny Hostin got burned pretty good by her fellow co-star Whoopi Goldberg on Tuesday’s episode.

It all started when Whoopi asked the panelists what they thought about being brutally honest with your kids. The topic was inspired by a recent Reese Witherspoon interview that appeared in Fast Company, where the actress revealed she once told her daughter that she wasn’t great a basketball when she was in third grade.

Right off the bat, Joy Behar said she disagreed because when she was a kid, she thought she couldn’t sing when really, she was just doing so in the wrong key. When Sunny remarked that the same thing might be true about her, Whoopi shut her co-host down quickly with a hilarious dig.

“That’s not your problem,” Whoopi announced, which prompted Sunny to shoot back that it was. In response, the Sister Act star definitively declared that Sunny simply wasn’t a good singer. “You’re a wonderful lawyer. You’re a great bee grower thing,” Whoopi remarked. “A wonderful chicken lady. But you’re not a singer. And me either, and I get paid to do it! And it’s bad!”

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Of course it was all in good fun, and Sunny even admitted that singing was “the super power she always wanted.”

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Sunny Hostin rips Meghan McCain’s defense of Lindsey Graham: “Politics don’t trump the Constitution”

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., called for witnesses in the Senate trial following President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, but he now opposes doing the same for President Donald Trump. While the co-hosts of “The View” criticized the Republican for his flip-flop, Meghan McCain cited the “dirty game” of politics in an attempt to defend him.

The hosts played a clip of Graham demanding to hear from witnesses who “were there” and “in the middle of it” in January 1999 — a stark departure from his opposition to the Democrats’ calls for witnesses at Trump’s Senate trial.


“It’s the difference between getting the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth,” he said at the time.

“What happened?” moderator Whoopi Goldberg asked the panel. “If everyone is equal under the law, then if you’re on trial, you got to have the witnesses.”

“It’s political,” co-host Meghan McCain interjected. “He’s on one side in 1999 and another side in 2019.”


“The law is the law,” Goldberg retorted. “I’ve watched this man totally change his feathers, shockingly — and go for things he would not have stood for before . . . I don’t think anyone is OK with pooping on the law.”

Co-host Joy Behar suggested it was a political ploy, noting that since Graham has been “up butt” his “numbers have gone through the roof” in South Carolina.

“I will say, when it comes to Lindsey Graham, I think we can talk all day long about consciences in politics. My take on politics is a lot of people sway one way or another,” McCain replied. “I think his take is: As long as he is influencing Trump in one way or another, he thinks that he can influence for his, you know, for the politics he thinks is best.”


McCain agreed that Graham was “doing poorly” in the polls when he was “virulently anti-Trump,” but now he “could probably more than handily win his election.”

“It’s easy to sit on a TV set, and say ‘conscience’ or whatever,” McCain added. “Politics is politics is politics, and it’s a really dirty game. And it’s particularly dirty now when we could be going to war with Iran.”


“The Constitution is the Constitution is the Constitution,” co-host Sunny Hostin fired back. “Politics don’t trump the Constitution.”

McCain claimed that she was not there to “talk about the ethics of it.”

“I’m here to explain the politics of it,” she said.


“I didn’t realize that politics and ethics are two different things,” Hostin retorted.

“A lot of times they are,” McCain insisted. “Trump is president. What are you talking about? Trump is president.”

“So Lindsey Graham has no ethics?” Hostin asked.

“He’s playing a political game,” McCain replied.


“Well, shame on him, because I thought he was sworn to follow the Constitution,” Hostin shot back. “And he is not doing that.”

“I’m happy to do it,” Hostin said. “He’s not following the Constitution.”

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— — Sunny Hostin officially joined ABC’s Emmy® Award-winning daytime talk show “The View” as a co-host in September 2016. She also returned that year to ABC News as a Senior Legal Correspondent and Analyst.

From 2007 to 2016, Hostin was a host and legal analyst at CNN. She was known for her coverage of legal cases centering on social justice issues, such as the shootings of Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis, the AME Church massacre in Charleston and the Baltimore riots. Prior to working at CNN, Hostin filled in as co-anchor for ABC News’ “World News Now” and “America This Morning.”

Hostin began her legal career as an appellate law clerk and then served as a federal prosecutor in the nation’s capital. She received a Special Achievement Award from Attorney General Janet Reno for her work prosecuting child sex crimes and crimes against women.

Hostin graduated from Binghamton University and Notre Dame Law School. She currently resides in New York with her two children and husband.

She has won two Emmys for her work as a correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America” and as a correspondent for the ABC News special “The President and the People.”

Sunny Hostin

Inside This Article:

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).
Source: Investigation Discovery

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.

Watch: The View’s Sunny Hostin Shares Emotional Connection To New Show Truth About Murder

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.

Check out: Sunny Hostin’s New Investigative Podcast, “Have You Seen This Man?’

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.

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She is an attorney and multi-platform journalist and as well as multi-talented. Surely I need more words to brief about her and all about her journey of her life and also her surgeries and let’s see how far she has gone to look young again. Well, it’s none other than Sunny Hostin well known as a co-host on ABC’s morning talk show The View.


Asunción Cummings “Sunny” Hostin was born on October 20, 1968, in Bronx, New York City. She is an American lawyer, columnist, social commentator, and multi-platform journalist. She became the Senior Legal Correspondent and Analyst in a popular News Channel “ABC” as well as a co-host on ABC’s morning talk show known as “The View”.

“I was more likely to become a statistic,” says Hostin. Her parent, Rosa Beza and William Cummings, her mother became pregnant while she was in high school. When sunny was 21 days older her mother and William got married. Rosa had dreamed of becoming a lawyer, and William longed to be a doctor. They lived in South Bronx with William’s mother until they could afford their place on their own and Rosa’s mother, who didn’t know to speak English, provided support as well.

“My parents made huge sacrifices for me,” says Hostin. She was not an ordinary kid like others. She was really a gem for her parents who did a lot for her. “I was their everything,” says Sunny. She started reading when she was four -not Green Eggs and Ham but The New York Times ( whoa she was really a great kid). She began kindergarten a year early and skipped the fifth grade. She started high school at 12 and college at 16 in Binghamton University, on full academic scholarship.

Growing up in the midst of violence, but in a loving home that encouraged her to succeed. It also drew Hostin to the law. She earned her law degree from Notre Dame University. Her family really fought a fight against race as they were not given an apartment in Manhattan since William was black and Sunny too. So her mother gave her name to own an apartment in the city and at last. All this have made an impact on Sunny to get determined and to work hard to become a lawyer. She worked as a law clerk then moved to private practice. Then she joined the Department of Justice’s antitrust and she became an assistant United States attorney specializing in child sex crimes.

Sunny Hostin was honored by Attorney General Janet Reno with a Special Achievement Award for her prosecution of child sexual predators. As a mother of two, she says that her gender informs her reporting as being a mother is a greater factor. That was more about her to say as she is really a multi-talented person and yes let’s get into her enhancements that she underwent to look young again.

Sunny Hostin Body measurements

WEIGHT: 59 kg
HEIGHT: 5.9 feet

Sunny Hostin Plastic Surgery before and after pics

Sunny Hostin Plastic Surgery

Nose Job

Hostin plastic surgery is an interesting topic and many were curious about her changing face ( I was too). Before her nose was a bit larger than now. But it doesn’t show any large difference in her nose. Well, you might need to examine her before and after pictures carefully in order to find the nose alteration.

She has undergone Rhinoplasty i.e., it is a nose job procedure for correcting and enhancing the nose by resolving nasal trauma. Her nose wings seem to appear with smaller size and it seems that she had a really successful surgery.


I regret to tell this that we have come to the bad part of Sunny Hostin plastic surgery i.e., she has possibly had too much Botox in her face which made her face look so stiff ( she should feel sorry for having a face like that ) and with ceramic-like face skin.


The other sources ( or rumors) say that she has also undergone a facelift. The operation is her way to stay ageless ( why do they need such an option to look ageless, being natural is much prettier I guess). Nevertheless, it is hard to ignore bad cosmetic surgery effect on Sunny. What do you think about her enhancement efforts?

When Sunny Hostin was 6 years old, her uncle was stabbed as looked on. Just over a year later, she witnessed a friend’s father murdered in front of a candy store in her neighborhood in the Bronx. “Those incidents shaped who I am,” says Hostin, a CNN legal analyst and frequent guest host on ABC’s popular talk show. “Those experiences made me strong – there’s nothing I can’t handle. They also informed my career direction. I think I became a prosecutor in large part because of those experiences.”

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The View’s Sunny Hostin connects with others by telling her truth


If you want to be on the talk show that The New York Timescalls the most important political show on TV, it doesn’t hurt if you’re a former federal attorney with plenty of street smarts.

“There isn’t a day that goes by that someone doesn’t stop me and say, ‘Thank you for saying what I was thinking,’” says Sunny Hostin, co-host of The View and a legal correspondent for ABC News. “Never could I have imagined as a kid from the South Bronx being in this position.”

Having witnessed a violent crime against her uncle when she was just 7 years old, Hostin knew early on that she wanted to work on behalf of the underserved. While at a neighbor’s party with her family, a man barged in and accused her uncle of having an affair with his wife. Hostin recalls what happened next as though it occurred in slow motion.

“He stabbed my uncle in the stomach,” she says. “I remember family members pulling him into the bathroom to help him and seeing the blood on the black-and-white tile.”

The police were called but Hostin recalls that they barely investigated the incident, and their lack of urgency rattled her and her relatives. Not long after, her family moved from the Bronx to Stuyvesant Town, N.Y., where she was enrolled in the Catholic school across the street from their new apartment. She settled in quickly, but the experience of having her uncle’s attack go virtually ignored by the system stayed with her. “It was part of what fueled my drive when I became a federal prosecutor years later,” she says.

Born to a Puerto Rican mother and African American father, Hostin’s birth name is Asunción Cummings, a name that TV host Nancy Grace found so difficult to pronounce she suggested Hostin change it. “‘No one will remember you,” Hostin recalls the former Court TV journalist saying after one of Hostin’s first television appearances.

The new spin on her name (Sunny is a modified family nickname) may have been easier for Grace to pronounce, but it also belied Hostin’s Latino heritage.

“I wish I could take back that decision,” she says regretfully. “Had I not changed it, perhaps people would identify me as being Afro Latina more. It’s such a big part of who I am. My family doesn’t call me Sunny; they don’t like it. My grandmother in particular was very upset about it.”

Hostin’s Puerto Rican grandmother was the family matriarch and one of her greatest influences. “My mom had me at 18 and was taking classes and working to make ends meet, so I spent more time with my grandmother than my own mom,” she says. “She insisted we speak Spanish, so at one point my father asked, ‘When is this child going to learn English?’” Some Latino families wanted their kids to assimilate but Hostin’s wasn’t one of them. “They wanted us to retain our culture and not become too Americanized but at the same time, getting an education was extremely important. I was the first in my family to attend college. To them that was the path to financial security.”

Being a straight-A student came naturally to Hostin, whose aptitude was so high she even skipped fourth grade. But it was her street smarts that came in handy when she took a job as a federal prosecutor. Unlike many of her counterparts who came from wealthy backgrounds, Hostin never hesitated to march into the neighborhoods where criminal activity was common. “I grew up in those types of communities, so I wasn’t fearful. I was one of the few who knocked on doors, sat on plastic-covered couches and got a lot of people to come in as witnesses who would never have talked otherwise.”

She was incredibly successful — “I won every case!” — but it didn’t erase the nagging feeling that it wasn’t the career she had intended originally. “In college I interned at NBC and loved it. What I really wanted was to be in front of the camera,” Hostin says. Her mom, however, was having none of it.

“She thought that was unstable, akin to being an actress,” she says. “My family equated things like law with financial security, so I applied to Notre Dame and earned a scholarship.”

While her legal career turned out to be a great fit in many ways, Hostin missed New York. When she and her husband, orthopedic surgeon Emmanuel Hostin, welcomed their son, Gabriel, Hostin quit her job and moved back to New York to be close to her family. “I thought I would be a stay-at-home mom for a while, but it didn’t take long before I started driving everyone crazy, and I was ready to go back to work,” she says. While speaking at an event, a producer from Court TV invited her to do some commentary on the network and “then I just sort of got discovered.”

She may have taken a winding road, but eventually Hostin also found herself on both ABC and CNN, where she gained a following for her willingness to say things that no one else would, even if that meant going head to head with power players like famed defense attorney Mark Geragos or CNN’s own Don Lemon. Having a voice on legal panels during memorable news cycles that included polarizing events like the George Zimmerman trial and the Ferguson, Mo., protests helped her make her mark.

Little did she know then that it would be great training ground for having a seat at the table on The View.

Making an Impact

Ratings for The View last season — Hostin’s third — were the highest in years, with the show averaging nearly 3 million viewers per episode.

When you break it down, the five female co-hosts share only 37 minutes of airtime, but according to Hostin it’s not the quantity of the time you’re given so much as the quality that counts. “When there’s something any one of us feels strongly about that other women can’t speak to in the same way, we cede the table,” she says of the energy between herself and Meghan McCain, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Abby Huntsman. “This is why it’s so important to have diversity in front of the camera.”

Whether the issue is border patrol, gun control or the Trump administration, political discussions make up a significant amount of the show’s airtime, and Hostin has been holding her own alongside her big-name co-stars, as well as guests with huge opinions of their own. “When there’s talk about the border, or how much aid the current administration allegedly gave to Puerto Rico, or about children being torn from their families, I know as an Afro Latina, I have to get it right,” she says. “Thanks to my job, I have an incredible platform to ask questions that others can’t ask. I can give a voice to people — like my uncle — who might not have one otherwise.”

Hostin will have more opportunities to give a voice to the voiceless when her new docuseries, Truth About Murder With Sunny Hostin, premieres Oct. 22 on Investigation Discovery. In the six-episode series, Hostin travels across the country to uncover the stories behind notorious homicides.

Unlike other shows that focus almost entirely on the perpetrators, this one will shine a spotlight on the victim and the families and communities affected. “Having investigated so many crimes against women as a prosecutor, it was important to me to reach women especially, and Investigation Discovery has the highest female viewership in cable television,” Hostin says. “We’ll talk about the warning signs of violence against women and show coverage of victims of color.”

Familia First

Despite juggling so many high-profile projects, Hostin picks up her kids, Gabriel, 16, and Paloma, 13, from school every day. “The View ends at noon, so I go to every track meet and every game. … I look at my calendar and if my kids have an activity, I often just don’t make it to other things,” she says.

Recently, she missed her children’s piano recital for the first time. “I had to interview a woman who lost her daughter to violence for our new docuseries,” she says. “I Facetimed my kids during a break and said, ‘I’m so proud of you’ and their response was, ‘We’re really proud of YOU, Mom!’”

With so many good things cooking both professionally and personally, what does Hostin consider her true calling? “You can’t live a perfect day without doing something for someone who can’t repay you,” she says. “I should have been a statistic, the product of biracial teenage love in the Bronx. My true calling is to show that if I can become who I’ve become, anyone can.”