Vincent Joseph "Vinnie" Politan is a broadcast journalist and the Lead Anchor of Court TV and was a former New Jersey county prosecutor and practicing private attorney. He is the host and creator of the primetime show Closing Arguments with Vinnie Politan, the Network's top viewed primetime show. Vinnie looks at the most remarkable true-crime mysteries, trials, and police films of the day every night from 8-11 p.m.


Politan was born in New Jersey and graduated from West Orange High School in West Orange, New Jersey. He was captain of the basketball team his junior and senior years, leading the team to back-to-back conference titles and a state sectional title. He received an AB in Communication from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, before attending Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey.

Politan was born and reared in New Jersey with his brother. Nicholas H. Politan, a federal judge, is his father. His sibling works as a business lawyer. There are little data about his sibling and mother available.


Initially, Vinnie started his career as an assistant prosecutor at the Prosecutor's office in Bergen. He later started a private practice and worked on cases until he began focusing on broadcasting as a career. Politan started his broadcasting career in New Jersey at a local cable station. He later moved to Orlando in Florida, where he served as anchor and reporter for Central Florida News 13. In 2001, he was offered a job as correspondent and anchor at Court TV (now called truTV) for his experience in law and broadcasting. Vinnie also worked in radio at the Sirius XM radio hosting national radio shows for many years, including the 'Me and Vinnie' Show and the Court TV Morning show. He has also done daily trial reporting for the show 'Bloom & Politan: Open Court with Lisa Bloom' and 'Both Sides' where Kimberly Guilfoyle was his co-host.

Significant Assignments

While at Central Florida News, Vinnie covered the 2000 election at the Democratic and the Republican conventions. He also covered the recount. Politan has reported on many prominent cases like the murder trial of Scott Peterson, actor Robert Blake, and Casey Anthony. He also covered the sexual assault cases against Kobe Bryant and the acquittal of Michael Jackson in the child molestations case filed against him. He also reported on Lindsay Lohan's legal confrontations.

Vinnie is also an actor. He has appeared on Twelve Angry Men, a Broadway production. Politan also appeared as a detective on the TV series Law & Order. While he was a litigator, he had handled labor disputes, criminal cases, malpractice cases against AIG, the largest insurance company in the world, and intellectual property rights cases.


Vinnie, the A&R director at Metropolitan Recording Corporation, is married. In 2002, he married his wife, Dolly Politan, almost two decades before. Their wedding ceremony was intimate, with only their closest friends, family, and relatives present.

Christina Politan, the couple's daughter, and Vincent Politan, Jr., and Max Politan, the couple's two sons, are three gorgeous children. Furthermore, the Politan family resides in the Atlanta metropolitan region.

Last Modified: Aug 20, 2021

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