Legal Correspondent Chanley Painter is an attorney and award-winning journalist at Court TV. For nearly five years, she has led Court TV’s live trial coverage, traveling across the United States to report on historic trials such as the Alex Murdaugh Trial, the Doomsday Cult Mom Lori Vallow-Daybell Trial, the George Floyd Murder Trial, and the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial. As seen in her in-depth reporting on the Idaho Students murder case, as well as Court TV’s breaking news coverage and true crime investigations, Chanley has a passion for “chasing the case.”
Chanley hails from the state of Arkansas where she earned two professional degrees, graduating both with highest honors before passing two state bar exams concurrently. Chanley studied law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, earning a coveted spot on the prestigious Law Review Editorial Board. She also earned a Master’s in Public Service degree from the Clinton School of Public Service. She is a former deputy prosecutor and is licensed in Arkansas and Tennessee. She began her television career as a legal analyst for NBC in Little Rock, AR.