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Jeanine Ferris Pirro (born June 2, 1951) is an American lawyer, prosecutor, former Judge, and politician from the state of New York. A Republican from Westchester County, Pirro served as a county judge before serving as the elected District Attorney of Westchester County for twelve years. As a District Attorney she gained considerable visibility, especially in cases regarding domestic abuse and crimes against the elderly. She was the first female judge in the county.

Jeanine Pirro was the Republican nominee for New York State Attorney General in 2006, losing to Democrat Andrew Cuomo (a fellow Albany Law alumnus). She also held the nominations of the Conservative Party and the Independence Party. She previously sought the nominations of her party for the offices of New York State Lieutenant Governor and United States Senator and withdrew her name in each case. She is currently a regular contributor to The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, a Fox News legal analyst, and sometimes substitute host of On The Record. She also currently hosts a daytime court television program entitled Judge Jeanine Pirro.

Pirro was born in Elmira, New York, to Nasser "Leo" and Esther Ferris. Her father was a mobile-home salesman; her mother, a department-store model. She is a Roman Catholic of Lebanese descent .

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