Co-host of The Five
Kimberly Guilfoyle currently serves as co-host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) The Five (weekdays 5-6PM/ET). She joined FNC in 2006 as a legal analyst and hosted the one hour crime-based program, The Lineup.
On The Five, Guilfoyle is part of a roundtable ensemble of FNC personalities who discuss, debate and even debunk the hot news stories, controversies and issues of the day. Additionally, she appears regularly on Hannity, among other programs. Throughout her tenure at FNC, Guilfoyle has often contributed to and hosted FNC's New Year's Eve special, All-American New Year live from Times Square in New York City.
Prior to joining FNC, Guilfoyle served as a legal analyst for ABC News and was featured regularly on ABC's Good Morning America. She hosted the program Both Sides for Court TV in addition to being a legal analyst for CNN. Throughout her decade-long television career, Guilfoyle has covered major legal cases, including those involving O.J. Simpson, Scott Peterson, JonBenet Rasmey, Natalee Holloway, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jackson.
Before launching a career in broadcast television, Guilfoyle served as an assistant district attorney at the San Francisco and Los Angeles District Attorney's Offices. As the assistant district attorney, she was managing attorney of the trial division, handling domestic violence, child abuse, murder, and drugs cases. She made a name for herself after prosecuting two members of the Aryan Brotherhood for murder in a case that made national headlines.
While serving as managing attorney of the trial division in San Francisco, Guilfoyle was co-prosecutor in the case "People v. Noel and Knoller," a second-degree murder trial involving a dog mauling. This case received national and international attention and was chronicled on NBC's Dateline, A&E's American Justice and Animal Planet's Animal Witness. In 2004 she played a role as a public defender in the movie Happily Even After, opposite Emmy Award winning actor Ed Asner. In addition to her established legal career, Guilfoyle served as First Lady of San Francisco in 2003 and is recognized for being the city’s first “Latina” First Lady.
Author of national best seller “Making the Case: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate,” Guilfoyle has been the recipient of many awards, including The Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation’s "ECEF Shinning the Light Recognition Award," New York City’s "Special Civil Rights Award" and the "Strength of our Society Award" for her contributions to children advocacy. She has been named “USO Entertainer of the Year” in 2005, "Outstanding Woman of the Year" from the City of San Francisco, as well as "Prosecutor of the Month" as deputy district attorney in Los Angeles. Additionally, she’s received the 2015 “Heritage of Hope” award and the “Latino Star Award” for her contributions to the Latino community.
Presently, Guilfoyle serves on the board for many organizations including The Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation, the Children's Council of The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and KultureCity. Since 2011, she has been an ambassador for the Special Olympics’ New York City Junior Committee and in 2016 she was honored at their 10th annual summer social benefit, raising over $101,000 for its 67,172 athletes.
Guilfoyle graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Davis, and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland where she studied international law with a focus on European Economic Community law, trade and children’s rights. She resides in New York City with her son, Ronan.