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An Emmy, duPont-Columbia, and Gracie Allen Award-winning journalist and the youngest state judge to ever be elected in Texas; Catherine Crier is an accomplished lawyer, judge, professor, journalist, and writer. She joined Court TV in November 1999 and currently hosts Catherine Crier Live, a fast-paced, live daily series that addresses the legal perspective of the day's "front-page" story. In addition, she holds the title of Executive Editor, Legal News Specials, and has hosted many of Court TV's signature prime time series and numerous other specials. Her work on The System documentary, The Interrogation of Michael Crowe, was recognized with a duPont-Columbia Award--the broadcast journalism equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize, and she has received three Gracie Allen Awards from the Foundation for Women in Radio & Television, including "Outstanding Talk Show Host."
Ms. Crier, a Texas-bred independent with a spirited passion for justice, released her first book, The New York Times #1 Best Seller, The Case Against Lawyers in the fall of 2002, and her second book, The New York Times Best Seller, A Deadly Game, The Untold Story of the Scott Peterson Investigation, in March 2005, as well as Contempt: How the Right is Wronging American Justice, in September of 2005. Her most recent book Final Analysis: The Untold Story of the Susan Polk Murder Case was released in February 2007.
Preceding Catherine Crier's tenure at Court TV, she anchored The Crier Report for Fox News Channel. Prior to that she spent three and a half years at ABC News where she served as a correspondent and as a regular substitute anchor for Peter Jennings on ABC's World News Tonight, as well as a substitute host for Ted Koppel's Nightline. She also worked as a correspondent on 20/20. She began her television career at CNN where she was co-anchor of Inside Politics, The World Today, and the ground-breaking Crier & Company, a live, half-hour news talk show with female politicians, experts and newsmakers around the world.
Prior to her accomplished career in television journalism, Ms. Crier presided over the 162nd District Court in Dallas County, Texas as a State District Judge. From 1982 to 1984, she was a civil litigation attorney in Dallas and before that, an Assistant District Attorney and Felony Chief Prosecutor for the Dallas County District Attorney's office from 1978 to 1981.
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