Nancy Grace: show, net worth, twins, news, career, personal life and know why she left HLN

January 1, 2018Nancy Grace: show, net worth, twins, news, career, personal life and know why she left HLN

Who is Nancy Grace?

Nancy Ann Grace is an American legal commentator and television journalist. Between 2005 and 2016, she served as the host of "Nancy Grace", which was a nightly celebrity news and current affairs show on HLN (Headline News). She was also the host of Court TV's "Closing Arguments", broadcasted between 1996 and 2007. She has also written many books. She is also the co-writer of the book "Objection!: How High-Priced Defense Attorneys, Celebrity Defendants, and a 24/7 Media Have Hijacked Our Criminal Justice System". Grace was also the arbitrator of “Swift Justice with Nancy Grace” in the syndicated courtroom reality show's first season.

Net Worth

Nancy Grace has an estimated net worth of $18 million. She has earned his net worth mostly from the show “Nancy Grace” and bonuses from the show. Her salary from Nancy Grace was $5 million annually in 2013. Whereas, she received over $100,000, as an additional bonus, from "Nancy Grace"


Nancy started her career working as Special Prosecutor in the Atlanta-Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney's office.

Recently, Grace launched a new digital media venture that aims to be the one-stop-shop for those interested in crime news. The website “Crime Online” features stories on various criminal cases. It provides information relating to missing people, and offer resources for readers to battle things like consumer fraud or locate sex offenders who may live nearby.  She is also going to produce a daily podcast, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace".

Career as broadcaster “HLN”

After leaving the Atlanta-Fulton County, Grace accepted an offer from Court TV founder Steven Brill to do a legal commentary show alongside Johnnie Cochran. When Cochran left the show, Grace took the lead and hosted “Trial Heat” from 1996-2004 then “Closing Arguments” from 2004-2007, replacing Lisa Bloom and James Curtis.

In 2005, Grace started to host regular legal investigation show called “Nancy Grace” on CNN Headline News (now HLN). On May 2009, she left Court TV and focused more on her CNN Headline News Program and charity work. Grace had been casing the “Casey Anthony” story for years. After finding Anthony not guilty, her show on HLN had its highest ratings ever in the 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. hour slots on Tuesday, July 5, 2011.  Unfortunately, she left the show because the productions were moving from Atlanta to Los Angeles. Later in 2012, the shop stopped airing.

Personal Life

Grace wedded David Linch, an Atlanta investment banker in April 2007. They met each other while Grace was studying at Mercer University in the 1970s. In the HLN talk show, premiered in June 2007, she announced that everything in her life has changed and she was pregnant and expecting twins. She gave birth to twin, Lucy Elizabeth, and John David, in November 2007.

Early Life 

Nancy Grace was born on October 23, 1959, in Macon, Georgia, United States. She was the youngest of three children, Elizabeth Grace and Mac Grace. She attended Macon's Windsor Academy in 1977 and graduated from there. She studied at Valdosta State University and later received a B.A. from Mercer University. She was a fan of Shakespearean literature and intended to become an English professor after graduating from college. But when she was 19, her fiancé Keith Griffin was murdered and later Grace decided to join in law school and went on to become an offense prosecutor and a supporter of victims' rights.


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