Star Jones Takes the Bench as New Host of ‘Divorce Court’

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Jones, one of the original co-hosts of “The View,” is going to be the new host of the long-running court series.  

Lawyer and television personality Star Jones has been named the new judge of the series Divorce Court, Variety reported.  

The former co-host of The View will take over the reins of the long-running show in September for its 24th season.  

According to Variety, the show is the longest-running court show, dating back to the 1950s.  

“Beginning next season, Star Jones will bring her life experiences, her knowledge as a litigator, and her forceful personality to that storied bench. She aspires to make the show more meaningful, more interactive, and more impactful for the couples and we can’t wait,” Stephen Brown, Executive Vice President of Programming and Development for Fox First Run and Fox Television Stations, told FOX News.  

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Jones tweeted earlier this week she was “incredibly honored” to be the new host of the series.  

The current host, Judge Faith Jenkins, will work on the show until the end of its current season.  

Jones is no stranger to TV. In addition to being on The View, she was a legal correspondent for The Today Show, NBC’s Nightly News and an eponymous show on TruTV.  

In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, Jones said, “Since the beginning of my TV career, it’s been my mission to serve as a voice for the voiceless; and after more than 30 consecutive years on television and in people’s homes, that remains true.” 

She added, “I will offer the parties before Divorce Court, as well as viewers, a no-nonsense approach to the law and a decision driven by my proven legal expertise, compassion and empathy, personal experiences and hard-earned common sense.”   

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