Faith Jenkins is a beautiful black American attorney, media personality and
legal commentator.and analyst who has been with MSNBC since 2014.
Faith Jenkins was born on September 21, 1977, in Louisiana. After her high school in C. E. Byrd High School Shreveport, Louisiana, she headed to Louisiana Tech University where she bagged a bachelor’s degree in political science.
She bagged her Juris Doctor from the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and was top of her class.
Asides loving the books, Jenkins is what you would call beauty with brains as she has also been part of several beauty pageants and won several laurels too. For instance, she was the first black woman to win the Miss Louisiana Tech title in 2000.
After winning the Miss Louisiana title, she headed for the Miss America 2001 competition, where she emerged the first runner-up, won the Quality of Life award, and the preliminary winner in swimsuit and talent.
Her participation in beauty pageant meant she gained so much popularity which she saw as a means of inspiring young people and giving back to her community. During her reign as a beauty icon, Jenkins spoke to students in some of the most economically depressed areas of the nation extending her reach to young people in juvenile facilities, rehab centres and boot camps, inspiring, motivating and encouraging them to overcome life’s obstacles and go in pursuit of their dreams.
Today, Jenkins takes the bench in her own courtroom on her own show to resolve disputes between real people with real cases but how did she get here, how did a beauty queen become an attorney? Well, let us find out in the next paragraph.
Interestingly, Faith Jenkins didn’t take up a job in the beauty, fashion or entertainment industry after her graduation but took interest in legal related matters
She first began her career as a litigator at the office of Sidley Austin in New York City. After five years in that position, Jenkins became an Assistant District Attorney, prosecuting criminals at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
When she felt her time at the Manhattan DA’s Office was over, she went back into private practice, this time with a New York litigation firm which specializes in government investigations, resolving business disputes, white-collar defence as well as other civil and criminal matters.
Jenkins has made appearances on popular TV channels like CNN, Fox Business Channel Fox News Channel, and MSNBC as a legal analyst, on different shows on this stations including The O’Reilly Factor, Politics Nation with Rev. Al Sharpton, Fox & Friends, Studio B with Shepard Smith, Lou Dobbs Forum, Your World with Neil Cavuto, and many more
She has also contributed opinion editorials in the New York Daily News. In 2014, Jenkins began hosting a new daytime court show titled Judge Faith. This was followed by a crime documentary series – Justice By Any Means, which she became its host in December 2015.
It wouldn’t be wrong to say she is currently at the peak of her career and she has also remained active in the Miss America Organization and judges state preliminaries each year.
The former beauty queen is said to be worth $2 million. Her income is obviously from her job as a judge which is believed to have paid off handsomely since its premiere in 2014.
Despite her popularity both as an ex-beauty personality and a practising attorney, Judge Faith Jenkins has managed to keep her personal life totally away from the media that not much is know about her parents, sibling or even family.
The same goes for her relationships. She was once rumored to be dating her colleague Nick Young after an Instagram post she made tagging him. Of course, this only ended as a rumor and it was never confirmed if they were dating or not.
Jenkins is rumored to be married, however, there is no evidence whatsoever to officially confirm the claim. So, we just believe she is single for now until we confirm she is married or in a serious relationship.
Quick Facts About Judge Faith Jenkins
Full Name: Faith Jenkins
Birth Date: 1977
Education: Louisiana Tech University
Net Worth: $2 Million
Marital Status: N/A
Height: 5.3 Feet / 1.61m
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown