Television Personality, Attorney & Author
Star Jones has worked in television for nearly 20 years, offering a fresh perspective to the day’s most talked-about crime and justice, political, and sociological issues from the worlds of news, entertainment, politics, and pop culture. Jones, a lawyer by trade, is best known to television viewers for her candor, confidence, and uncanny ability to clarify muddy legal and social issues as a co-host of ABC’s The View for nine years and as an NBC News Legal Correspondent. Her knowledge of the law and talent for television has won her critical acclaim as a news and legal correspondent, television host, and social commentator. Read More >
Star Jones thought she was doing everything right: her breathing had improved tremendously since successful weight loss surgery; she was practicing portion control and exercising regularly. But she wasn’t feeling right—a dragging fatigue had overtaken her and she was experiencing shortness of breath and intermittent pain and heart palpitations. Something wasn’t adding up. So, after a few weeks of troubling symptoms, Jones went to the doctor, where extensive testing confirmed what she had hoped never to hear: she had cardiovascular disease and needed open heart surgery. Read More >
A week before her 48th birthday, doctors performed open heart surgery on Jones, stopping her heart for 22 minutes. She emerged complication free and dedicated to taking care of her heart and her body. Jones spent the five years that followed getting herself in the best physical and emotional health possible, including grueling cardiac rehab, and now counts heart health as her new mission in life. She competed on The Celebrity Apprentice on behalf of The American Heart Association and has been named the organization’s National Volunteer. In her inspiring, personal talk, Jones urges audiences to remember the proverb she now lives by: “She who has health has hope, and she who has hope has everything.” Read Less ^
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