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Hi! I'm Star Jones. I'm an attorney, former New York City homicide prosecutor, business executive, best-selling author and an Emmy award nominated TV host.
I'm presently a member of the Board of Directors and President of Professional Diversity Network, a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: IPDN). I lead a nationwide team dedicated to supporting and advocating for IPDN’s over 10-million member network of diverse job-seekers.
I'm also National Spokesperson for IPDN’s new subsidiary, the International Association of Women (IAW) based in the US and China that now provides expanded networking and career opportunities for nearly 1,000,000 diverse professional women members globally in the over 100 local US and China chapters and 35,000+ virtual eChaptermembers. I'm the youngest amongst a small group of African-American women helping to lead a publicly traded company in the U.S.
I'm a graduate of the American University with a degree in the Administration of Justice and the University of Houston School of Law where I received my JurisDoctorate. Law as a profession and advocacy for causes I believe in is my first love. For the last 25 years, I was and still am, a licensed attorney in the state of New York.
I've also worked in television for more than 25 years! I served as a NBC News Legal Correspondent and Commentator, and as a co-host of ABC’s The View for nine years.
Along with my View colleagues, I'm a 2017 Inductee into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall Of Fame. I've been a featured personality for numerous consumer brands, and have been on the cover of and/or been featured in many major newspapers and magazines in the U.S. on topics ranging from news to lifestyle.
As an author, I've written two best-selling, non-fiction books: You Have to Stand for Something, or You'll Fall for Anything (Bantam) and Shine...a Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Journey to Finding Love (Harper Collins). My third book, the fictional Satan’s Sisters, (a fictional account of the behind-the- scenes workings of a daytime talk show) was published in 2011 and developed into "Daytime Divas," a VH1 network television series where I was an Executive Producer.
In terms of politics, I'm an active supporter of the Democratic National Committee. I've acted as an informal advisor to former chairman Howard Dean and a prolific fundraiser and a national surrogate on behalf of former President Bill Clinton, former Vice-President Al Gore, Senator John Kerry, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
As someone who believes “to whom much is given, much is required,” I am heavily involved in numerous philanthropic efforts and have served /serves on the Board of Directors/ Trustees and led fundraising efforts for The American Ballet Theatre, Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, God’s Love We Deliver, The National Urban League, The East Harlem School at Exodus House, Girls, Inc. and Dress for Success Worldwide.
I am also a Survivor and Heart Health Advocate. In 2010, I underwent successful Open Heart Surgery, and in 2011 was named the American Heart Association’s National Volunteer. As the leader of AHA’s national GoRed heart health initiative, I was enlisted as a keynote speaker on the issue of Heart Health for the 2013 Presidential Inauguration National Day of Service. Seen throughout the 2011 season of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” on behalf of The American Heart Association breaking fundraising records and advocating for heart health, I am utilizing my name, voice, time and international media platform to combat cardio-vascular disease, the nations’ number one killer and champion Heart Health in America.
Lastly, I am a motivational speaker. I frequently lecture on a variety of topics, including law, politics, race, gender equality, networking, women’s empowerment, pop culture, fitness and heart health.
Now's your chance to ask me anything! Please write your questions in the comments section below and I'll answer the questions live on Monday, April 2nd at 2pm ET.