Vinnie Politan

Vinnie Politan

Court TV anchor Vinnie Politan is an EMMY® Award-winning legal journalist who was a popular face on the original Court TV, leading the network’s coverage of the nation’s most compelling trials. A lawyer and former prosecutor, Vinnie has been covering the world of crime and justice for over 20 years, also hosting legal and news programs on HLN, Sirius XM and most recently NBC in Atlanta. Vinnie’s father was a federal judge and his older brother a partner at a large national law firm. Their influence was a driving force in leading Vinnie to law school. Vinnie earned his law degree from Seton Hall University after doing his undergraduate work at Stanford University. He began his legal career as a prosecutor in his home state of New Jersey before entering private practice, where he handled a multitude of complex cases. Moving from the courtroom to television, Vinnie’s long and successful career has included covering trials involving Scott Peterson, Michael Jackson, Casey Anthony, Jodi Arias and the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case where Vinnie was the first to do a national interview with the parents of Trayvon Martin.

  • COURT TV IS YOUR FRONT ROW SEAT TO JUSTICE.  TAKE A LOOK back at “The Trial of the Century” with a brand new TRUE CRIME series 25 Years in the making. A new episode of ‘OJ25’ Thursday at 9/8c only on Court TV.      Live coverage continues in the Witchcraft Triple Murder trial, Florida v. Donald Hartung.  Mr. Hartung is facing the death penalty in the 2015 murders of his mother and two younger brothers.      AND LOOK FOR 2 ALL NEW EPISODES OF THE COURT TV PODCAST! IN THE FIRST, VINNIE & SEEMA INTRODUCE THE NEW TRUE CRIME SERIES, ‘OJ25’. THEN THEY TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT MAY LIE AHEAD FOR THE DEFENSE IN THE HARVEY WEINSTEIN TRIAL.

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