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Asuncion Hostin was born on 20 October 1968 as Asuncion Cummings, in New York City, USA, to Rosa Beza of Puerto Rican descent, and William Cummings, of African-American descent. She is a lawyer, columnist, social commentator and multi-platform journalist, best known for being a CNN legal analyst and host who appears in numerous television news magazines, and the Senior Legal Correspondent and Analyst for ABC News who co-hosts the network’s talk show “The View”.
So just how rich is Sunny Hostin at present? According to sources, Hostin has established a net worth of over $2 million, as of mid-2016. Her wealth has been earned through her involvement in the law as well as through her television career.
Sunny Hostin Net Worth $2 Million
Hostin grew up in The Bronx, New York City where she attended the all-girls Dominican Academy. She graduated from New York’s Binghamton University in 1990 with a degree in Communications, and earned her law degree from Indiana’s University of Notre Dame Law School.
Sunny’s professional career started by her getting a job as a law clerk, after which she moved into private practice, becoming a trial attorney in the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division. She later became an assistant US attorney specializing in child sex crimes, and for her prosecution of child sexual predators, was given a Special Achievement Award. Hostin then worked as a managing director of business intelligence and investigations at Kroll, the world’s leading risk consulting firm. All this work contributed to her net worth.
Hostin began her television career in 2006, becoming a commentator for Court TV. This led her to appear on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor”, in which she provided legal analysis and debate on top criminal cases. Her analytical skills impressed CNN’s President Jonathan Klein, who signed her as the legal analyst on CNN’s flagship morning show “American Morning” under contract in 2007. Her net worth was further boosted.
Establishing herself as both a legal expert and a TV personality extraordinaire, Hostin went on to regularly appear on other CNN shows, such as “New Day,” “Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin”, “AC360” and “AC360 Later”, and to write her own news column for CNN called “Sunny’s Law”, covering breaking legal issues. All added to her wealth.
Hostin later joined ABC News, filling in as co-anchor of “World News Now”, “America This Morning” and “The View” shows. As of 2016, she serves as the Senior Legal Correspondent and Analyst for ABC News.
During her television career, Hostin has provided an in-depth legal analysis often around high-profile and racial cases, such as the Bernie Madoff investment fraud, the Eliot Spitzer prostitution investigation, the FLDS polygamy case, Brittney Spears’ custody and mental illness battles, the Michael Vick dog fighting ring, and the George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin case. Her sharp insights and engaging personality have enabled her to reach a high level of respect, and to amass a significant fortune.
When speaking about her private life, Hostin has been married to orthopedic surgeon Emmanuel Hostin. The couple has two children, and the family resides in Purchase, New York.