This article will answer every question you have about Star Jones. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about her.
- What does Jones do for a living?
- Who are Jones’s parents and siblings?
- What are Jones’s interests and hobbies?
- Is Jones married or does she have a boyfriend?
- Does Jones have any children?
- Where is Jones now?
- How tall is Jones?
- How much money does Jones earn?
- What is Jones’s net worth?
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Who is Star Jones?
Star Jones is an American lawyer, journalist, writer, talk show host, women’s advocate, and fashion designer best known as an original co-host of ABC’s The View. She appeared on the show from 1997 to 2006.
Jones initially served as a prosecutor with the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York from 1986 to 1991. She was then elevated to the senior assistant district attorney in 1992. She was later recruited in 1991 by Court TV as a commentator for the William Kennedy Smith rape trial.
Jones later spent several years as a legal correspondent for NBC’s Today and NBC Nightly News. Jones was later given her own court show Jones & Jury in 1994. This made her the first black person and female to serve as a television arbitrator of a courtroom series. The show was canceled a year later. She also became a chief legal analyst on Inside Edition. There, she led the coverage of the O.J. Simpson murder case is the only reporter to interview Simpson during his civil trial.
She also returned to Court TV—now rebranded truTV as its executive editor of daytime programming. Jones also hosted Star Jones, an eponymous live weekday talk show based on the law and pop culture. Premiering on August 20, 2007, the show was canceled six months later and they announced that Jones was leaving truTV. The final episode of the show aired on February 1, 2008. Her departure from the network was stated as due to “changes in their programming selection.”
She has also hosted or guest-hosted various notable cable programs such as HGTV program House Hunters, the Michael Eric Dyson radio show, Larry King Live, among others. She has also made appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Jones served as a legal analyst for The Insider and Dr. Phil. She also often appears on The Wendy Williams Show.
Jones appeared on a celebrity version of Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? on July 17, 2009, in which she won $25,000. She was also a contestant on the fourth season of The Celebrity Apprentice placing fifth on the show.
Star Jones The View
Jones joined the ABC morning talk show The View as one of its original four co-hosts alongside Debbie Matenopoulos (1997–1999), Joy Behar (1997–2013, 2015–present), and Meredith Vieira (1997–2006). Following some controversies, Jones discovered that her contract would not be renewed for the following season on April 21, 2006. Her agent had called her then-husband Al Reynolds of the contract since Jones was at that time in Phoenix. Reynolds then flew to Phoenix to break the news to Jones.
Jones announced her departure on Tuesday, June 27, 2006. She stated that she would remain on the show through July, and she would not return in the fall. She had served as a co-host on the show for nine years. Jones later returned as a guest on the show on February 22, 2012. She has since made subsequent guest appearances.
Other past and present co-hosts on the show include;
- Lisa Ling (1999–2002)
- Rosie O’Donnell (2006–2007, 2014–2015)
- Jenny McCarthy (2013–2014)
- Nicolle Wallace (2014–2015)
- Rosie Perez (2014–2015)
- Raven-Symoné (2015–2016)
- Michelle Collins (2015–2016)
- Candace Cameron Bure (2015–2016)
- Paula Faris (2015–2018)
- Jedediah Bila (2016–2017)
- Sara Haines (2016–2018, 2020-present)
- Sunny Hostin (2016–present)
- Meghan McCain (2017–present)
- Abby Huntsman (2018–2020)
- Whoopi Goldberg (2007–present)
- Sherri Shepherd (2007–2014)
- Barbara Walters (1997–2014)
- Elisabeth Hasselbeck (2003–2013)
How Old is Star Jones?
Starlet Marie Jones is 58 years old as of 2020 having been born on March 24, 1962, in Badin, North Carolina, U.S. She shares her birthday with other famous people such as Jack Johnson, The Undertaker, Peyton Manning, Tyler Toney, Jim Parsons, JonTron, Toni Romiti, Reuben De Maid, among others.
Star Jones Family
Who are Jones’s parents?
Jones was born to Shirley Byard, a human services administrator. She raised in Trenton, New Jersey by her mother and stepfather who was a municipal security chief.
Does Star Jones have siblings?
Jones has a sister named Sheila Jones. Star’s secretive nature has shown up in her personal life. She has managed to keep her family background very private. In case there is news regarding her parents and siblings, we shall update it here as soon as possible.
Star Jones Education
Jones received her high school education from Notre Dame High School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. She later attended The American University earning a B.A. degree in Administration of Justice. There, she was also initiated into the Lambda Zeta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. In 1986, she earned a J.D. degree from the University of Houston Law Center. In 1987, Jones was admitted to the New York state bar.
Star Jones Husband – Wedding
Jones has been married twice. She first got married to investment banker Al Reynolds on November 13, 2004. Having been very much publicized, the wedding was held at Saint Bartholomew’s Church in New York City.
The wedding was attended by five hundred guests and featured three matrons of honor, twelve bridesmaids, two junior bridesmaids, three best men, twelve groomsmen, three junior groomsmen, six footmen, four ring bearers, and four flower girls. Jones began using the name “Star Jones Reynolds” professionally after her wedding. In 2007 she reverted to “Star Jones”. Star and Reynolds announced they were divorcing on March 9, 2008.
On Sunday, March 25, 2018, Jones got married to Ricardo Lugo who recently worked in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. The couple had gone public with their engagement on October 24, 2017.
Star Jones Kids
Jones is a step-mother to Lugo’s son. She has no biological child.
Star Jones Surgery
In 2003, Jones underwent gastric bypass surgery, losing 160 pounds as a result. She also underwent cardiac surgery on March 17, 2010, which was related to a surgery she had three decades earlier for a thoracic tumor.
Star Jones Height
Adding to a beautiful, well-curved body, Jones stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches.
Star Jones Salary
Jones’s salary is not yet disclosed. In case there is any news regarding her salary, we shall update it here as soon as possible.
Star Jones Net Worth
Jones has earned greatly from her extensive career in law, journalism, television, design, and writing. She has an estimated net worth of $18.5 Million.
Star Jones Books
Satan’s Sisters (2011)
Shine: A Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Journey to Finding Love (2006)
You Have to Stand for Something, or You’ll Fall for Anything (1998)