Vinnie Politan is the host of “On the Case,” a three-hour block of programing (weekdays, 12 noon-3pm ET) with a crime and justice focus that premiered in January 2014. Joined by leading attorneys, judges, and other experts who offer their perspectives on the day's trending crime and legal stories, Politan gives viewers a voice in the program by featuring their comments and questions (via Facebook and Twitter).
Prior to hosting “On The Case,” Vinnie was the host of the HLN programs “After Dark,” and “Making it in America.” Concurrently, he covered the nation’s biggest trials and legal stories on the In Session block on truTV.
The law is a family business for Vinnie; his father is a federal judge and his brother is a corporate attorney. After earning his undergraduate degree at Stanford University and a JD at Seton Hall School of Law, Vinnie began his career as an assistant prosecutor in the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office. He went on to practice as a private attorney, until a career change sent him into broadcasting
Vinnie’s television career started at a small cable station in New Jersey. From there, he moved to Orlando, Florida as a reporter and anchor for Central Florida News 13. At CFN 13, Vinnie was the face of the network’s election 2000 coverage at both the Republican and Democratic national conventions and the recount.
In 2001, Vinnie was able to take advantage of his legal education and experience to become a correspondent and host for Court TV, which evolved into the In Session programming block on the truTV network. Vinnie has covered many high-profile cases including live coverage from the Scott Peterson trial and the sexual assault accusations against basketball superstar Kobe Bryant.
Vinnie was also on the air when Michael Jackson was found not guilty of child molestation. Additionally, he has covered such nationally compelling trials as those Robert Blake, Lindsay Lohan, Casey Anthony, Jodi Arias and George Zimmerman.
Politan also spent several years hosting a national radio show on Sirius XM radio, first as host of “Court TV Morning,” then on the “Me and Vinnie Show.”
Vinnie resides in Atlanta with his wife and children. And when not on television, is most likely challenging his kids to a pickup basketball game.