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.
A SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT HAS BEEN REACHED ON THE EVE OF A SECOND TRIAL PITTING THE KARDASHIAN FAMILY AGAINST FORMER REALITY TV STAR BLAC CHYNA….MULTIPLE POLICE OFFICERS ARMED WITH RIFLES AND AT LEAST ONE BALLISTIC SHIELD STOOD AND WAITED IN A SCHOOL HALLWAY FOR NEARLY AN HOUR WHILE A GUNMAN CARRIED OUT A MASSACRE OF 19 ELEMENTARY STUDENTS AND TWO TEACHERS, ACCORDING TO A NEWS REPORT THAT MARKS THE LATEST EMBARRASSING REVELATION ABOUT THE FAILURE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT TO THWART THE ATTACK….A WOMAN TESTIFIED THAT SHE UNWITTINGLY DROVE THE MAN NOW CHARGED WITH KILLING RAPPER NIPSEY HUSSLE TO AND FROM THE SCENE OF THE SHOOTING, NOT ACCEPTING THAT HE HAD FIRED THE DEADLY SHOTS DESPITE SEEING HIM LOAD A GUN MOMENTS BEFORE….WNBA STAR BRITTNEY GRINER TRIED TO CALL HER WIFE NEARLY A DOZEN TIMES THROUGH THE AMERICAN EMBASSY IN RUSSIA ON THE COUPLE’S FOURTH ANNIVERSARY SATURDAY, BUT THEY NEVER CONNECTED SINCE THE PHONE LINE AT THE EMBASSY WAS NOT STAFFED, CHERELLE GRINER SAID….TWO FLORIDA DEPUTIES HAVE EACH BEEN SUSPENDED FOR ABOUT TWO WEEKS FOR LEAKING NEWS ABOUT ACTOR AND COMEDIAN BOB SAGET’S DEATH BEFORE HIS FAMILY WAS ALERTED….VINCE MCMAHON IS STEPPING DOWN AS CEO AND CHAIRMAN OF WWE DURING AN INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGED MISCONDUCT INVOLVING THE LONGTIME LEADER AND PUBLIC FACE OF THE ORGANIZATION….DARRELL BROOKS, THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING SIX AND INJURING DOZENS MORE IN THE WAUKESHA CHRISTMAS PARADE IN WISCONSIN, WILL STAND TRIAL THIS OCTOBER. THE JUDGE DENIED A CHANGE OF VENUE REQUEST….THREE FORMER FRATERNITY MEMBERS WERE SENTENCED TO JAIL FOR THEIR ROLES IN THE HAZING DEATH OF A BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENT, WHILE TWO OTHERS WERE ORDERED TO SERVE HOUSE ARREST….A CONCERT BY JOHN HINCKLEY JR., WHO SHOT AND WOUNDED PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN IN 1981, HAS BEEN CANCELED EVEN AS HINCKLEY WAS FREED FROM FEDERAL COURT OVERSIGHT, THE NEW YORK CITY VENUE THAT HAD BOOKED THE PERFORMANCE ANNOUNCED….LAWYERS FOR BRITISH SOCIALITE GHISLAINE MAXWELL, CALLING FOR LENIENCE, TOLD A JUDGE THAT SHE SHOULD FACE NO MORE THAN FOUR TO FIVE YEARS IN PRISON FOR HER SEX TRAFFICKING CONVICTION AND ROLE IN FINANCIER JEFFREY EPSTEIN’S DECADE-LONG SEX ABUSE OF TEENAGE GIRLS….