Star Jones is known to many as a former panelist of the ABC daytime show, The View. However, the former attorney is making a return to her court of law roots! It has been announced that Jones is joining the Fox courtroom show Divorce Court as a judge, replacing Faith Jenkins.
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“We’ve been very lucky to have had exceptionally talented judges helm Divorce Court,” said Stephen Brown, Executive Vice President of Programming and Development for Fox First Run and Fox Television Stations in a statement, as reported by Deadline. “Beginning next season, Star Jones will bring her life experiences, her knowledge as a litigator, and her forceful personality to that storied bench. She aspires to make the show more meaningful, more interactive, and more impactful for the couples and we can’t wait.”
Jones is set to make her Divorce Court debut in September.
“Before I was the legal correspondent for NBC News covering high-profile trials and conducting exclusive jailhouse interviews, I spent six years in a Brooklyn courtroom as a NYC homicide prosecutor and assistant district attorney,” said Jones in a statement. “Since the beginning of my TV career, it’s been my mission to serve as a voice for the voiceless; and after more than 30 consecutive years on television and in people’s homes, that remains true.”
She has also has served as legal correspondent for CNN, Court TV and TruTV.
“As a fan of television’s longest-running court show, I was honored to be considered to take over the Divorce Court TV bench, following in the footsteps of three incredible women, Judge Mablean Ephriam, Judge Lynn Toler, and Judge Faith Jenkins,” Jones said. “I will offer the parties before Divorce Court, as well as viewers, a no-nonsense approach to the law and a decision driven by my proven legal expertise, compassion and empathy, personal experiences, and hard-earned common sense.”