Star Jones Reynolds, a lawyer and former prosecutor, is known to television viewers for her candor, confidence and uncanny ability to clarify muddy legal and social issues. Her knowledge of the law and talent for television has won her critical acclaim as a news and legal correspondent.
Star was recently named the Executive Editor of COURT TV Daytime. In that capacity, Star will also host a Daytime Legal Issues Talk Show that focuses on the mix of law, justice, pop culture and entertainment...all the stuff we talk about everyday. The show will offer a fresh perspective to the daytime’s most talked about crime and justice stories from the news and pop culture arenas.
Star has had an amazing television career spanning over 15 years. After her initial debut on Court TV in 1991, she became the NBC legal correspondent for Today and Nightly News, hosted her own syndicated talk show, “Jones & Jury”, was senior correspondent and chief legal analyst for Inside Edition, hosted “Live from the Red Carpet” for E! Entertainment Television and was a co-host of the Emmy Award wining talk show “The View” for nine years. During her television career, Star has covered, reported on or provided commentary regarding the latest developments in every major criminal and civil trial of the last decade. She has obtained exclusive and/or personal interviews with everyone from Mike Tyson, Rodney King and O.J Simpson to a host of celebrities, entertainers, and captains of industry, politicians, lawyers as well as several former Presidents of the United States.
As a lawyer, she gained attention in court with a number of highly publicized victories. In one case she became the first New York Assistant District Attorney to obtain the maximum sentence for a 13-year-old defendant tried as an adult in the murder of another teenager. In another case she won a 66-year prison term for a serial sex abuser known as the "Bicycle Rapist", after other lawyers had failed to get convictions in four other cases. As law is still Star’s first love, she has been for the last 20 years and still is a licensed attorney in the state of New York
Star is the author of two best-selling books, You Have to Stand for Something or You'll Fall for Anything and Shine. She is a featured guest on numerous television shows and most important to her; heavily involved in numerous philanthropic efforts. As the goodwill ambassador for "First Star", she is the voice of the effort to give basic rights to children in America's foster care system. She is on the Board of Directors/Trustees of The East Harlem School, The G&P Foundation for Cancer Research, The HollyRod Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and God’s Love We Deliver and contributes regularly to the NY Amory Foundation, Hale House, Fresh Start Women’s ResourceCenter and various Youth Foundations. Additionally she is on the National Advisory Boards of Girls, Inc. and Dress for Success. In 2002, Star launched her own not-for-profit foundation, "The Starlet Fund," which makes financial grants to individuals and organizations that are dedicated to the support and encouragement of women, girls and families in need.