"Star Jones" Debuts on Court TV Canada August 20th at 3pm ET



    New Talk Show Brings Insight to Top Stories from the Worlds of
    Pop Culture, Crime and Justice

    TORONTO & EDMONTON, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - Former prosecutor and television
personality Star Jones is gearing up for the August premiere of her new series
"Star Jones," a guest-driven talk show that will cover the day's most
compelling stories from the worlds of pop culture, entertainment, celebrity,
crime and justice. The one-hour show will air live, concurrent with airings on
Court TV(R) in the U.S., weekdays at 3:00pm ET, beginning Monday, August 20th.
In addition to hosting, Jones serves as executive editor. The show is being
executive-produced by two-time Emmy(R) winner Gail Steinberg (Donahue, The
Ricki Lake Show).
    As a trained lawyer and consummate broadcaster, Jones will ask the
questions that viewers want to ask. Jones' knowledge, compassion for people
and passion for justice, coupled with the stories and experience of her
special guests, will provide a unique and entertaining television experience.
    Star Jones Reynolds earned her law degree from the University of Houston.
After three years in general trials with the Brooklyn District Attorney's
office, she moved to the Homicide Bureau, where her work earned her a
promotion to senior assistant district attorney in 1991, paving the way for 31
out of 33 felony trial convictions. It was at this time that she caught the
attention of Court TV(R) and was chosen to serve as a studio commentator
during the William Kennedy Smith rape trial.
    Reynolds was quickly lined up as a guest on NBC's Today and, a few months
later, became the legal correspondent for Today and NBC Nightly News, covering
the latest developments in the Mike Tyson rape case and the Rodney King police
brutality trial. She landed an exclusive interview with Tyson after the
imprisoned ex-heavyweight champion had dodged the press for a year and an
exclusive interview with King after the sentencing of the two L.A. cops
convicted of violating his civil rights. That success led to her syndicated
show, Jones & Jury.
    In 1995, Reynolds was named a senior correspondent and chief legal
analyst for Inside Edition and assigned the O.J. Simpson criminal and civil
trials. She was the only news correspondent to obtain an exclusive interview
with Simpson during the civil trial. From August 1997 to June 2006, she
co-hosted the Emmy(R) Award-winning talk show The View on ABC.

    
                                 "Star Jones"
                 Premieres Monday, August 20th at 3:00pm ET
                             on Court TV Canada
    

    CourtTV Canada, is a division of CTV Limited and wholly owned by
CTVglobemedia. It is a nationally distributed Canadian specialty television
service featuring entertaining programs about police, forensic science, the
law, the courts, rescue and emergency medicine. For more, log on to
www.courttvcanada.ca.




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