Emily Compagno
Born (1979-11-09) November 9, 1979 (age 44)
EducationUniversity of Washington (BA)
University of San Francisco School of Law (JD)
OccupationTelevision reporter
EmployerFox Corporation

Emily Rose Compagno (born November 9, 1979) is an American attorney, TV host, and former National Football League (NFL) cheerleader. She is co-host of Outnumbered on Fox News Channel (FNC).[1][2][3] She frequently appears on the late-night show Gutfeld! and hosts The FOX True Crime Podcast with Emily Compagno on Fox News Radio. [4]

Early life and education

Compagno was born in Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, Oakland California, where her father was director of the blood bank.[5] She was raised in El Cerrito, California with her two sisters,[6] by her parents Katherine (née Bertsch, of English, Bohemian, and German descent)[7] and John Compagno, of Italian descent from Sicily.[8][9]

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.[6][10] She graduated with a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2006,[6] where she was president of the Federalist Society and articles editor of the Intellectual Property Bulletin.[11]


Compagno's father served as a Commander in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, and two uncles served in the U.S. Army.[5] Her second cousin and his wife served as U.S. Navy Aviators .[12][13] Her great-grandfather and many other relatives served in World War I[5][14] and in 1930, Compagno's great-great-grandmother Rosa visited the graves of her children overseas as part of the Gold Star Mothers Pilgrimage.[5][15]


After passing the California bar,[16] she worked as a criminal defense attorney in San Francisco while also serving as captain of the Oakland Raiders cheerleading squad, the Raiderettes.[6][10] 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.[6]

Compagno was a Senior Judge Judicial Extern for John T. Noonan at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit,[10] and went on to work as a federal attorney at the Social Security Administration.[10] She passed the Washington bar[17] and has held legal positions in Cape Town, South Africa, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[10]

In 2018, Compagno accepted a position at Fox News as a contributor and legal analyst.[1] 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.[10] On March 9, 2020, Crimes That Changed America, a show on Fox Nation hosted by Compagno, debuted its first season.[18]

Compagno was named a co-host of Outnumbered in January, 2021, where she joined Harris Faulkner and Kayleigh McEnany.[19][2][3] In February 2023, Fox News announced that Compagno would host The FOX True Crime Podcast on Fox News Radio.[20]

Personal life

Compagno lives in New York City. She is active with nonprofits dedicated to U.S. veterans, law enforcement, and K9 causes.[5][21]


  1. ^ a b "Emily Compagno". Fox News. October 12, 2022. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Ellefson, Lindsey (January 25, 2021). "Emily Compagno Named Co-Host of Fox News' 'Outnumbered'". The Wrap. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "FOX News Channel Names Emily Compagno Co-Host of Outnumbered". businesswire.com. January 25, 2021. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  4. ^ "The FOX True Crime Podcast with Emily Compagno". FOX News Radio. Retrieved 2023-04-04.
  5. ^ a b c d e Compagno, Emily (May 24, 2020). "Emily Compagno: On Memorial Day I remember my military family and all who have paid the ultimate sacrifice". Fox News.
  6. ^ a b c d e Guthmann, Edward (April 6, 2009). "Emily Compagno". Fox News. Compagno, 29, grew up in El Cerrito...
  7. ^ "Familien aus Fischbach, Schaaf and Kraft families : Swabians from Baden to Dayton". WorldCat.
  8. ^ "Josephine Bileci Compagno Obituary (2007) Monterey Herald". Legacy.com. Retrieved 2022-10-12.
  9. ^ "Josephine Bileci Compagno September 3, 1909 - April 21, 2007". The Monterey Herald. April 28, 2007.
  10. ^ a b c d e f Guthmann, Edward (April 6, 2009). "What I Do - Emily Compagno, attorney, Raiderette". SFGate.
  11. ^ Johnson, Ted (January 25, 2021). "Emily Compagno Named Co-Host Of Fox News' 'Outnumbered'". Deadline. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  12. ^ "United Valor". United Valor. Retrieved 2022-10-12.
  13. ^ "National Veterans Memorial and Museum". National Veterans Memorial and Museum. Retrieved 2022-10-12.
  14. ^ "William Harry Bertsch". The Wall of Valor Project. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  15. ^ "Women and World War I Commemoration: The Gold Star Mothers and Widows Pilgrimages, 1930-33 | American Battle Monuments Commission". www.abmc.gov. 2015-03-23. Retrieved 2022-10-12.
  16. ^ "Emily Rose Compagno # 244539 - Attorney Licensee Search". apps.calbar.ca.gov. Retrieved 2022-10-12.
  17. ^ "Legal Profile". www.mywsba.org. Retrieved 2022-10-12.
  18. ^ 🖉"Fox Nation". Fox Nation.
  19. ^ "FOX News Channel Names Emily Compagno Co-Host of Outnumbered". Business Wire. January 25, 2021.
  20. ^ "Media Relations | Fox News". Retrieved 2023-04-04.
  21. ^ "Fox News Reporter Emily Compagno Interviews K9 Storm". K9 Storm Inc.