|Education||University of Washington (BA) |
University of San Francisco School of Law (JD)
|Employer||Fox Entertainment Group|
Emily Rose Compagno (born November 9, 1979) is an American attorney, TV host, and former National Football League (NFL) cheerleader. She currently serves as co-host of Outnumbered on Fox News Channel (FNC). She frequently appears on the late-night show Gutfeld! and hosts The FOX True Crime Podcast with Emily Compagno on Fox News Radio. 
Compagno was born in Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, Oakland California, where her father was director of the blood bank. She was raised in El Cerrito, California with her two sisters, by her parents Katherine (née Bertsch, of English, Bohemian, and Baden-Wurttemberg descent) and John Compagno, of Italian descent from Sicily.
She graduated with a B.A. in political science from the University of Washington where she was awarded the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps' Cadet of the Quarter Award. She graduated with a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2006, where she was president of the Federalist Society and articles editor of the Intellectual Property Bulletin.
Compagno's family has many military connections. Her father served as a Commander in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, and two uncles served in the U.S. Army. Her second cousin and his wife served as U.S. Navy pilots. Her great-grandfather and many other relatives served in World War I and in 1930, Compagnolo's great-great-grandmother Rosa visited the graves of her children overseas as part of the Gold Star Mothers Pilgrimage.
After passing the California bar, she worked as a criminal defense attorney in San Francisco while also serving as captain of the Oakland Raiders cheerleading squad, the Raiderettes. The NFL selected her as an ambassador and she promoted the NFL brand in Beijing and Shanghai, and was one of five NFL cheerleaders selected by the USO to visit U.S. troops stationed in Iraq and Kuwait.
Compagno was a Senior Judge Judicial Extern for John T. Noonan at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and went on to work as a federal attorney at the Social Security Administration. She passed the Washington bar and has held legal positions in Cape Town, South Africa, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In 2018, Compagno accepted a position at Fox News as a contributor and legal analyst. She served as a semi-regular co-host of the weekday talk show The Five and appears on other FNC programs, such as Gutfeld!, offering opinions or legal analysis on the news of the day. On March 9, 2020, Crimes That Changed America, a show on Fox Nation hosted by Compagno, debuted its first season.
Compagno was named a co-host of Outnumbered in January, 2021, where she joined Harris Faulkner and Kayleigh McEnany. In February 2023, Fox News announced that Compagno would host The FOX True Crime Podcast on Fox News Radio.
Compagno lives in New York City and she married in 2017. She is active with nonprofits dedicated to U.S. veterans, law enforcement, and K9 causes.
Compagno, 29, grew up in El Cerrito...