Faith Jenkins Biography
Faith Jenkins is an American attorney, legal commentator, media personality and former beauty queen who hosts the nationally syndicated daytime court show Judge Faith which premiered on 22nd September 2014. She is also a legal analyst for MSNBC which she officially joined on March 11, 2014.
Faith Jenkins Age | How Old Is Faith Jenkins ?
Jenkins was born on September 21, 1977 in Shreveport, Louisiana, United States. She is 41 years old as of 2018.
Faith Jenkins Parents/ Faith Jenkins Family
Faith keeps her personal life private and little details about her parents are available although she normally shares her parents photos on her social media platforms. During special occasions like mother’s day and father’s day.
Judge Faith Jenkins Husband | Faith Jenkins Husband
Faith Jenkins likes to keep her life private and has managed to keep her personal life totally away from the media. She is rumored to be married after she made a tweet back in 2012 saying that she was gonna get married on a Vineyard with her possible husband-to-be although she never revealed the details of who he is nor did she say if the wedding happened or not.
Faith Jenkins Education
Faith attended and graduated from C. E. Byrd High School in Shreveport, Louisiana. She later joined Louisiana Tech University graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science (where she was the first African-American woman to win the title of Miss Louisiana Tech University). She earned her Juris Doctor from the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she was ranked first in her class.
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She started her career as a litigator at the office of Sidley Austin in New York City. She presented high-profile clients in a diverse array of complex, commercial matters. Her practice included defending class action securities fraud lawsuits, white- collar/regulatory investigations, breach of contract disputes, and other types of high-stakes litigation.
Five years later she became a criminal prosecutor in the office of the Manhattan District Attorney. As criminal prosecutor her work included indicting and prosecuting a multitude of violent crimes such as gang assaults, robberies, burglaries, kidnapping, drug sales, and firearms cases.Faith Jenkins Photo
Judge faith is also a legal analyst who has made appearances on popular TV channels like CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel and Fox Business Channel where she analyzed the nation’s most high profile cases and legal issues.
During the George Zimmerman trial in Florida, Faith analyzed the trial daily on all three major news networks. She appeared nightly – from jury selection to verdict — on MSNBC’s PoliticsNation to discuss witness testimony and opine on the trial’s overall progress each day.
On 11th March 2014 she signing as a legal analyst exclusively with MSNBC. She has also contributed opinion editorials in the New York Daily News.
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On May 29, 2014, it was announced that she would headline as Judge on daytime TV show Judge Faith, TV series “which features nationally syndicated arbitrations-based court” which premiered September 22, 2014.
She also hosted true crime documentary series entitled ‘Justice By Any Means’, which premiered on December 7, 2015, on TV One.
Faith Jenkins Miss America / Beauty Pageant
In 2000 Faith won the Miss Louisiana Tech title becoming the first black woman to win the tittle. In 2001 she competed for the Miss America 2001 title where she placed first runners up where she made history afterr she won three awards swimsuit, talent (after singing Nancy Wilson’s classic “If I Could”), and the coveted “Quality of Life” national community service award for her volunteer work in literacy and education.
Faith has remained active in the Miss America Organization and judges state preliminaries every year. Her judging experience includes Miss Texas, Miss Mississippi, Miss Washington, Miss Virginia, Miss Maryland, Miss Kentucky, Miss Louisiana, Miss Pennsylvania, Miss New York, and Miss Kansas. She has also judged the national Miss America Teen competition in Orlando, Florida.
Faith Jenkins Net Worth
Judge Faith has an estimated net worth of $2 million which she has earned from her job as a judge which is believed to have paid off handsomely since its premiere in 2014.
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Faith Jenkins Interview
Interviewer: How did you land on the Judge Faith show?
Judge Faith Jenkins: I started out as a prosecutor here in Manhattan. Before that, I worked at a really big law firm doing civil litigation, so I just had a range of experience. And what happened was the George Zimmerman trial happened. I covered that case for all of the networks every day as a legal analyst.
So they called me after I did the trial and said, ‘We saw you on with Al Sharpton one night and Bill O’Reilly the next night, and you can handle both of these audiences. We think you could have broad appeal to do a nationally syndicated court show.
Interviewer: Is TV court real?
Judge Faith Jenkins: It’s real. These are real cases. We find them. People file cases all across the country. We have runners that go into the courts, read the case files, make copies and send them to our producers and then we call them.
Interviewer: Are people who appear on her show are paid?
Judge Faith Jenkins: There’s a small appearance fee.
Interviewer: What credentials are needed to be a television judge?
Judge Faith Jenkins: It’s just experience. I had civil and criminal, so it was just based on the experience.
Interviewer: What is the craziest case you have had?
Judge Faith Jenkins: It was a real filed case in Atlanta. A guy who walked into the court looking like a deacon from church – he had on a suit and all of this stuff. He was probably 50 years old and he was suing this 21-year old college student because he paid for services and she didn’t give it to him.