Sunny Hostin

  • Birth Name: Asunción Cummings
  • Birth Place: Bronx, New York, United States
  • Profession: Host, Legal analyst

Fast Facts

  • Began high school at the age of 12 and college at the age of 16 on a full scholarship to SUNY Binghamton.
  • Worked as an appellate-law clerk and trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice before becoming a federal prosecutor.
  • Honored with a special-achievement award from U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno for her work in the prosecution of child sexual predators.
  • Appeared as a substitute anchor for ABC's World News Now and America This Morning.
  • Was a host and legal analyst for various CNN programs from 2007 until 2016, during which time she hosted a weekly segment titled Sunny's Law.
  • Named senior legal correspondent and analyst for ABC News in February 2016.
  • Has moderated and spoken at events for the National Bar Association, Association of Corporate Counsel and Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.


  • Gabriel Hostin — Son
  • Paloma Hostin — Daughter
  • Rosa Beza — Mother
  • William Cummings — Father
  • Emmanuel Hostin — Husband


  • State University of New York, Binghamton, New York, United States (BA in Communications, 1990); Notre Dame University, The Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana, United States (JD, 1994)