Vinnie Politan Biography
Vinnie Politan is a former attorney and journalist who is now the lead anchor of Court TV. Politan previously co-created and hosted After Dark A hit show on HLN which featured an in studio jury. It was the network’s highest premiering show in its history.
Previously Politan anchored “Prime News with Vinnie Politan” on HLN and HLN Special Report. He co-anchors In Session on the cable network truTV. Politan also co-anchored Bloom & Politan: Open Court alongside Lisa Bloom, and Both Sides with Kimberly Guilfoyle.
Politan has covered cases including Jodi Arias, Casey Anthony, Trayvon Martin, Michael Jackson, Dr. Conrad Murray, the murder trial of Michael Skakel, the Sean “Puffy” Combs case, the Scott Peterson murder trial, the Zacarias Moussaoui trial, and the Kobe Bryant rape case since joining Court TV in January 2001.
Additionally, he hosted the morning radio show Me and Vinnie on Sirius XM radio’s Stars Too station.
Vinnie Politan remained at HLN until 2014 when he chose to leave turning down a contract offer from the HLN Network. In August 2014, Politan joined the morning broadcast of Atlanta’s local NBC Affiliate WXIA:”11 Alive” as the lead anchor for the morning weekday news.
Vinnie Politan Age
He was born in 1965 in New Jersey, United States. He is 57 years old as of 2022.
Vinnie Politan Height
Politan stands at an estimated height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Vinnie Politan Family
Politan was born and raised up with his brother in New Jersey. He is the son of federal judge Nicholas H. Politan. His brother is a corporate attorney. There is not much details about his brother and his mother.
Vinnie Politan Wife
He married Dolly Politan in 2002 and together they have three children.
Vinnie Politan Salary
Politan earns an estimated salary of about $10000 to $50000 annually.
Vinnie Politan Net Worth
Vinnie’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million to $5 million.
Vinnie Politan Education
Politan attended West Orange High School in West Orange, New Jersey, where he was captain of the school’s basketball team. He then attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, where he received an AB in Communication before attending Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey.
Vinnie Politan Career
Politan was a prosecutor in Bergen County, New Jersey, before going into journalism. Following his time as prosecutor, he worked in the private legal sector, including at the Carella-Byrne law firm in New Jersey. His final employment as an attorney was as in-house counsel for the supermarket chain Grand Union.
Journalism/ Court Tv
Vinnie Politan worked at Channel 10 News in New Jersey as a reporter and anchor, covering general news, legal stories, and moderating political debates. Politan also produced and hosted a weekly legal program, Bergen County Justice with Vinnie Politan.
He worked as an AP reporter and then an anchor for Central Florida News 13 in Orlando. During 2000, he covered both Democratic and Republican National Conventions as a correspondent for Time Warner.
Politan became an Anchor of Atlanta’s NBC Affiliate “11 Alive” after his departure from HLN in July 2014. Politan then helped create and hosted the Late Feed on WXIA a late night show featuring local newsmakers, headlines and intense legal coverage.
Late Feed became a cult favorite amongst young newsies and true crime fans in Atlanta. In 2018, Vinnie Politan agreed to become the lead anchor on the re-launched Court TV.
In 1989, Politan co-founded the Metropolitan Recording Corporation, serving as A&R Director, a job which gave him the responsibility of finding and producing new artists. He also co-founded the Ultimate Sports Association basketball leagues, which are now a part of Hoop Heaven.
Politan appeared on Broadway for the production of “Twelve Angry Men” and has appeared as a detective on “Law & Order.”
Vinnie Politan Diabetes
Politan began the Diabetes awareness month by hosting the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes at Turner Field.
Vinnie Politan Podcast
Politan has a podcast called Court TV whwere he ‘dives into the real-life deceptions, betrayals and murders that lead to justice in the courtroom. If you love geeking-out on trials and crime, you’ve landed on the perfect spot.’