'The View' co-host Sunny Hostin's biography

PHOTO: Sunny Hustin co-hosts ABCs "The View", Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 12 noon, ET, on the ABC Television Network.Heidi Gutman/ABC
Sunny Hustin co-hosts ABC's "The View", Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 12 noon, ET, on the ABC Television Network.

After appearing as a frequent guest contributor on “The View” for two years, Sunny Hostin officially joined ABC’s Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show 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 trial attorney for the Justice Department, as well 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.”