Kimberly Guilfoyle joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in January 2006 as the host of the one-hour crime-based program, “The Lineup,” which covers major breaking news including politics and entertainment with an emphasis on legal affairs. She currently co-hosts The Five, a one hour talk/debate show that airs at 5 PM EST on FNC. Guilfoyle serves as a legal analyst for the channel, appearing regularly on O’Reilly, Hannity, and other shows. She is also a host for FoxNews.com Live.
Formerly of Court TV, which she joined in January 2004 as co-host of “Both Sides,” Guilfoyle also served as a legal analyst for ABC News featured regularly on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” as well as CNN’s “Larry King Live” and “Anderson Cooper 360.” She has covered major cases such as O.J. Simpson, Scott Peterson, JonBenet Ramsey, Natalee Holloway, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jackson. In February 2004, Guilfoyle had a movie role as a public defender opposite Emmy Award winning actor Ed Asner in “Happily Even After,” also starring Fay Masterson, Jason Behr and Marina Black, which was featured at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Prior to her broadcasting career, she served as an assistant district attorney at the San Francisco and Los Angeles District Attorney’s Offices. As managing attorney of the trial division in San Francisco, she was co-prosecutor in the case “People v. Noel and Knoller,” a second-degree murder trial involving a dog mauling, which received national and international attention and was chronicled on NBC’s “Dateline,” A&E’s “American Justice,” and, most recently, on Animal Planet’s “Animal Witness.” Guilfoyle also received an award for being “Outstanding Woman of the Year” from the City of San Francisco. During her legal career, Guilfoyle spent four years as a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles where she received several awards, including “Prosecutor of the Month.”
In 2005, Guilfoyle was named USO Entertainer of the Year. New York City has also awarded her with a “Special Civil Rights Award” in 2004. Guilfoyle is a magna cum laude graduate of University of California, Davis and attended the University of San Francisco School of Law and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, where she studied and was published for her research in international children’s rights and European Economic Community law. Guilfoyle presently serves as an active board member of The Gastro Esophageal Cancer Foundation and on the advisory panel for the American Bar Association.
She resides in New York City with her son, Ronan Anthony Villency.