Jones Reynolds back at Court TV

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Former "The View" co-host Star Jones Reynolds has joined Court TV as executive editor and host of a new daytime talk show.

Reynolds, a former district attorney who began her TV career at Court TV in 1991 as a legal commentator, will host a live hourlong daily show for the network. Court TV said that the as-yet-untitled show, set to premiere this year, will offer a "fresh perspective" to the day's top crime and justice stories.

"Star Jones Reynolds is an extraordinary TV talent," Court TV executive vp Marlene Dann said. "Her personality, experience as a successful prosecuting attorney and ability as a talk show host make her a perfect choice for this new program."

Added Steve Koonin, president of Turner Entertainment Networks, who oversees Court TV: "The public is fascinated by the intersection of the legal world and the pop-culture world, and we hope to tap into that fascination as part of our overall strategy to broaden the appeal of the network's daytime lineup."

Jones Reynolds also will interview newsmakers involved in high-profile cases.

"My goal is to inform, empower, educate and entertain viewers, and Court TV is the perfect place to accomplish that mission," she said.

Jones Reynolds was one of the original co-hosts of ABC's daytime talker "The View," which debuted in August 1997. Her departure in June generated much media attention.

She also has worked as a red-carpet correspondent for E! Entertainment Television, as a senior correspondent and chief legal analyst for syndicated newsmagazine "Inside Edition" and as legal correspondent for NBC's "Today" and "NBC Nightly News." She also hosted a syndicated show, "Jones & Jury," from 1994-95.

Jones Reynolds is repped by ICM.
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